Master’s students need a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.000 to graduate and are expected to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.000 throughout their academic career to be in good academic standing. Students may not graduate with a cumulative GPA below 3.000. Doctoral candidates are required to maintain a 3.300 cumulative GPA.
Students who have less than the required cumulative GPA during any term are placed on academic probation and closely monitored for academic progress. A student whose GPA remains below the required minimum for two consecutive terms of enrollment activity will be required to withdraw from Wagner. Students who are dismissed may request a final review by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
REPEATING A COURSE
Students who fail or withdraw from a course are permitted one more attempt at the course, for a total of two attempts per course. In the case of a student who fails and repeats a course, the transcript will record both course attempts and grades, but only the grade received in the second instance will be computed into the student's GPA. Students are not allowed to repeat a course for which they received a passing grade on the Wagner grading scale.
Students who fail or withdraw from a school-wide core or required specialization course must repeat the course in the next 14-week term; a Fall or January term course must be repeated in the next Spring term, and a Spring or Summer term course must be repeated in the next Fall term. If a course is not offered in every 14-week term, the student must receive approval from their Student Services Program Advisor to take the course in the next term in which it is offered.
Students with two or more W grades on their transcript in a single term will be placed on academic probation and closely monitored for academic progress.
INCOMPLETE GRADES AND COURSES
Students who earn an incomplete grade (I) in a course must earn a final letter grade in that course before the end of the next term. Students will not receive credit for a course with a pending I grade until a passing letter grade is posted. Students with two or more I grades on their transcript will be placed on academic probation (not including I grades assigned for the first half of Capstone) and closely monitored for academic progress.
After one term, an incomplete (I) grade will automatically change to an F (fail). After this period, students will be required to re-register and pay for the course if it is a degree requirement. If a second attempt at the course is unsuccessful (results in W or F) and the course is a requirement for the degree, the student will be required to withdraw from Wagner.
ACADEMIC STANDING AND FINANCIAL AID
Students should know that a cumulative GPA below the required minimum and/or courses that are not completed on time (I, W) can have implications for financial aid eligibility. Students should carefully read the graduate student information regarding NYU’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards.