Academic Probation

Academic Probation at Lasell University is designed to be educative and constructive; its purpose is to engage students more deliberately in the process of progressing academically. 

For Full-Time Students 

Students in either the first or second semester of their first year who have a semester GPA of less than 2.0 will be placed on Academic Probation.

 All other students who have a semester or a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 will be placed on Academic Probation. 

Any students who have not completed the English Writing requirement at the conclusion of their fourth semester at the University will be placed on academic probation. 

All students who have not completed their required math course (as determined by placement) with a grade of 2.0 or better, by the conclusion of their second semester will be placed on Academic Probation.

Students who are within one course of being in good academic standing, and who complete an additional winter or summer session course at Lasell University may request that their status be reviewed for return to Good Standing. The request must be made in writing to the Dean of Student Success. Students are strongly encouraged to contact the Advising Office prior to enrolling in a winter or summer course to verify the potential for returning to Good Standing.

For Part-Time Students

Matriculated part-time students are placed on probation if their GPA does not meet the same standards specified above for full-time students. The designation of class year for part-time students is based on the number of credits earned, comparable to those used to designate class year for full-time students. 

Academic Support for Students on Probation 

In order to return to Good Academic Standing, students on Academic Probation are required to meet with their academic advisor on a regular basis, as determined by the advisor in a meeting occurring no later than the first week of classes. Students on Academic Probation are also registered automatically for, and are required to regularly attend an academic support session in the Academic Achievement Center.

Restrictions for Students on Academic Warning/Probation

Students who are not in Good Academic Standing (on Academic Warning or Academic Probation) will receive notification from the University. Students who do not meet the criteria for return to Good Academic Standing the following semester may be suspended from the University.  Students (full and part-time) who are not in Good Academic Standing will be required to curtail their participation in the co-curricular life of the campus in the following ways:

  • Students on Academic Probation may not register for more than 15 credits without approval from their advisor and the Dean of Student Success.

  • Students not in Good Academic Standing are ineligible for Study Abroad.

  • Students who are serving in an executive board position in a recognized student organization (i.e., whose names appear on the "Officer Roster" as submitted to the Office of Student Affairs) will be considered to be in a probationary status for that semester.

  • Student organization officers may not remain on probationary status for two consecutive semesters.

  • Students who are not in Good Academic Standing will not be permitted to stand as candidates for an executive board position in a student organization.

  • Students who are not in Good Academic Standing may not participate as members of an intercollegiate athletic team (in keeping with NCAA regulations).