All students are responsible for knowing and understanding the academic policies of the university and their particular academic program, including deadlines, attendance, curriculum requirements, acceptable grades, and academic honesty.
Find your grades. Track them across semesters as they are posted. Understand and calculate your Grade point average.
Grades are recorded for all students registered in a course for credit or a noncredit certificate. Click here for access to your grade reports for a term; click here to view your transcript.
The university does not automatically mail grade reports. If you need an official copy of your grades for the current term, you can file the request form available through my.newschool.edu.
Instructors are supposed to post grades within one week after the course end date as published in the academic calendar. If the grade for a course is not posted by this deadline, contact the instructor as soon as possible. If necessary, contact your faculty advisor.
Semester GPA is computed at the end of each academic term by multiplying the number of credits earned in each course by the numerical value associated with the grade received in that course. The grade points for all your courses are totaled, and the total is divided by the number of graded credits attempted, including failed courses if any.
Cumulative GPA is computed by dividing the total number of grade points earned to date (quality points) by the total number of graded credits attempted. Note: Credits transferred from other institutions are not included in GPA because only credit points (not grades) are transferred.
W = Withdraw (no academic penalty)
I = Temporary Incomplete
N = Permanent Incomplete
P = Pass (credits count toward degree)
U = Unsatisfactory (credits not counted toward degree)
Z = Unofficial Withdrawal
AP = Approved (noncredit certificate)
NA = Not Approved (noncredit certificate)
GM = Grade Not Reported
A Grade of I (Incomplete) will be assigned only if a student has filed a request for a grade of incomplete with the instructor and the instructor approves the grade. Unless the instructor submits a regular letter grade within the period of time required by the student's academic program, a grade of I or GM will automatically convert to F or N as described below.
Graduate students who are permitted to retake a class to make up a grade of Incomplete must register for the course and pay tuition as an auditor.
Final grades are subject to revision by the instructor. For undergraduate students, grades of “Incomplete” can be changed until the end of the seventh week of the semester following the one in which the course was taken. For graduate students, grade changes can be made up to one year following the official end date of the
After the designated deadline, or if a degree has been conferred, the grade recorded in the Registrar's Office becomes a permanent part of the student's academic record, and no changes are allowed.
Students who are petitioning to graduate must turn in any incomplete work before the following degree conferral dates:
A student can petition for academic review of a grade by following the procedure outlined below within 60 days from the date the grade was posted or within 30 days if the student has petitioned to graduate. Before appealing for a change of grade, you should first ask the instructor to explain his or her reasons for assigning the grade. If you are not satisfied with the explanation, you can appeal the grade as follows:
With approval, graduate students who receive grades of B- or below and undergraduate students who receive grades of F or Z (except where the F grade is due to academic dishonesty) are eligible to retake the courses in question and have the original grade removed from the
cumulative GPA. Approval will be granted for this up to three times during a single degree program. The initial grade will continue to appear on the transcript but will drop out of the cumulative GPA; the grade earned the second time will be used to compute the GPA. Retaken courses will not count twice
toward fulfillment of graduation requirements nor for student loan or New York Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) certification. Students who wish to retake a course should contact their advising office before they register to learn the proper procedure.
Refer to your school's catalog for school-specific policies relating to academic standing. Students are responsible for meeting all department and program academic requirements to remain in good standing.
Matriculated undergraduate students must maintain a term and cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 to remain in good standing. Any student whose term GPA and/or cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 will be placed on academic probation, and if GPA remains below 2.0 for two consecutive semesters, the student will be dismissed. Any undergraduate whose term GPA falls below 1.0 will be dismissed.
Refer to your school's academic catalog for more information about academic standing.
Matriculated graduate students must maintain a term and cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 to remain in good academic standing. Any student whose term GPA and/or cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. If term and/or cumulative GPA remains lower than 3.0 for two consecutive semesters. the student will be dismissed.
Any graduate student who fails to complete one-half of accumulated attempted credits over two consecutive semesters will be placed on probation and may not be permitted to register for courses and/or equivalency credits in the following semester.
Students can refer to their school's academic catalog for more information about academic standing.
Full-time undergraduates who earn a term GPA of 3.7 or higher are placed on the Dean's List for their school, an honor that is noted on the student's transcript. The Dean's List is published on February 1 for the previous fall term and July 1 for the previous spring term. (There is no Dean's List for the summer term.) Click here to view your transcript to see if you have made the Dean's List.
The New School does not rank the members of a graduating class.
Students in good academic standing who feel they need to leave their program for a period of time for personal reasons should meet with their academic advisor before submitting the official online Exit Form in MyNewSchool in the Academics Tab. Incomplete Exit Forms will not be processed by the Registrar's Office. Requests for a retroactive leave of absence from a prior term will be considered by the Appeals Committee.
Most programs will grant a leave of absence for one semester or a school year. Some programs require that a leave be taken for an entire school year because of the need to maintain a class cohort curriculum. Students may be required to apply for readmission if they did not complete the official Exit Form before taking a leave of absence or were approved for a leave of absence but did not return to the university within the approved time frame.
Students are required to provide proof confirming their last date of attendance. Examples of acceptable documentation are email from a faculty member stating student's last day of attendance or participation in course activities or a statement from another institution where the student is enrolled (tuition bill or enrollment verification). Falsification of documentation of Last Day of Attendance constitutes a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, which is strictly enforced.
Leaves of absence for medical reasons require appropriate documentation. Students taking a leave for health reasons must contact Student Health Services after completing the Exit Form if they are enrolled in the student health insurance plan and wish to remain while on health leave. To return from a leave taken for medical reasons, a student must submit follow-up documentation indicating that the student is able to resume study. Upon receipt of this documentation, the Office of Student Support and Crisis Management will make a decision as to the student's eligibility to return. A registration hold will be in effect until the student receives clearance to return. If unable to return to study as planned, students must contact their academic advisor immediately to request an extension of their leave.
Recipients of student loans should note that a leave of absence constitutes a break in their program of study, resulting in loss of their loan repayment grace period and/or eligibility for repayment deferment. They should consult Student Financial Services prior to filing the Exit Form. International students on F1 and J1 visas normally fall out of status and must leave the United States during a leave of absence. They should consult International Student Services prior to filing the Exit Form.
University drop and withdrawal deadlines will be applied to students' academic records when a leave of absence is taken. Refunds are calculated in accordance with the university refund schedule.
A student who wishes to withdraw from an academic program without completing the course requirements should meet with their academic advisor prior to submitting the official online Exit Form in MyNewSchool in the Academics Tab. Incomplete Exit Forms will not be processed by the Registrar's office. Leaving school without filing the Exit Form is not advisable for academic and financial reasons. A student who withdraws and subsequently wishes to return must apply for readmission.
Any student whose grades fall below the standards defined to remain in good academic standing (term and cumulative GPA of 2.0 for an undergraduate and 3.0 for a graduate student) may be subject to dismissal. Academic dismissal occurs only after a student has been warned by being placed on probation, except that an undergraduate student whose term GPA is less than 1.0 is dismissed automatically.
A student who is dismissed based on fall semester grades must be notified before the next spring semester classes begin. If the decision to dismiss is delivered after spring term classes begin, the student must be allowed to attend classes on probation for the spring term.
A dismissed student who later wishes to return to the same program must apply for readmission.
A student who receives notice of dismissal may petition the dean or director of his or her school to reverse the decision by filing a formal appeal. The appeal must be presented in writing, with supporting documentation, within two weeks of receiving the dismissal notice.
Appeals must contain the following information:
Students can expect to hear the results of an appeal within two to four weeks of submission. The decision of the dean's office is final.
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