Academic Progress and Status in the Program
Status in the program is assessed as follows:
Good Standing: Courses have been taken as expected, no grade earned was below passing (i.e., below a B-, which is the lowest passing grade for all Brandeis GSAS students), and there is no more than 1 outstanding Incomplete
Delayed: Some courses were not taken as expected, and/or there is more than one outstanding Incomplete, but the student is otherwise in Good Standing
Cause for Concern: There is more than one B- grade in especially required courses, but no grades are below a B-
Probation: There is one or more non-passing grade (grade below a B-)
More than one semester over the course of the degree in which coursework performance incurs Probation status risks the student being withdrawn from the program.
At the end of each semester, students will be notified if their status is other than in Good Standing, and if so the reason for this status being assessed. Students whose coursework has been completed on schedule and with satisfactory grades, per the above criteria—so that they are in Good Standing—will not be notified.