• Policies and Procedures

    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.

    Grade Policies

    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.

    If you need an official copy of your grades for the current term, you can file the request form available through my.newschool.edu.

  • Other Policies

  • Academic Standing

    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.

    Undergraduate Students

    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.

    Graduate Students

    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.

    Dean's List

    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.

    Class Rank

    The New School does not rank the members of a graduating class.

    Academic Probation and Dismissal

    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.

    Dismissal Appeal

    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:

    • The student's explanation for poor performance and/or failure to complete required coursework.
    • A description of the student's plans to improve academic performance and/or to complete outstanding work.
    • Any other relevant information pertaining to the student's academic accomplishments or potential.

    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.

    Leave of Absence

    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 the Academics tab in MyNewSchool. 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 University 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 stopped attending and did not complete the official Exit Form or were approved for a leave of absence but did not return to the university within the approved time frame.

    Your final date of enrollment will be determined by the university Registrar’s Office. This date may be when you submitted the form, your last date of academic engagement, or, under certain exceptional circumstances, the date given in a verbal communication of intent to withdraw with one of the following designated offices: ISSS, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Dean of Students, and the Registrar’s Office. 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 enrolled while on health leave. To return from a leave taken for medical reasons, a student must submit follow-up documentation indicating that they are 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 Financial Aid before filing the Exit Form. International students on F-1 and J-1 visas normally fall out of status and must leave the United States during a leave of absence. They should consult International Student and Scholar Services before 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.

    Withdrawing from a Program or the University

    A student who wishes to withdraw from an academic program without completing the course requirements should meet with their Academic Advisor before submitting the official online Exit Form in the Academics tab in MyNewSchool. 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. Your final date of enrollment will be determined by the university Registrar’s Office. This date may be when you submitted the form, your last date of academic engagement, or, under certain exceptional circumstances, the date given in a verbal communication of intent to withdraw with one of the following designated offices: ISSS, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Dean of Students, and the Registrar’s Office. 

    University drop and withdrawal deadlines will be applied to the academic records of students withdrawing from a program or the university. Refunds are calculated in accordance with the university refund schedule.

    Administrative Withdrawals

    The university reserves the right to administratively withdraw any students who are not actively attending all of their courses and who have not applied for a leave of absence. An administrative withdrawal is defined as withdrawing a student from all registered courses and his, her, or their academic program. The university initiates an administrative withdrawal if a student ceases to attend ALL registered classes and ceases to communicate with college officials at any point during the registered term. An administrative withdrawal may result in grades of W and will be subject to charges based on the university's refund policy. An administratively withdrawn student's final date of enrollment will be determined by the university Registrar’s Office.

    If you would like to drop ALL of your courses, you must submit an Exit Form to take a leave of absence or withdraw from the university or program. For more information, please speak with your academic advisor.

     

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