Academic Progression at Boston University

It takes discipline, hard work, and perseverance to get into a school like Boston University, to say nothing of a good deal of smarts. You made it, though. That's the good news.

The bad news is, getting accepted into BU isn't the end of all that discipline, hard work, and perseverance. It will take you at least four years to graduate, and along the way, you're going to have to survive some pretty rigorous courses taught by some pretty challenging professors. There are lots of reasons you can wind up dismissed from BU, but one of the simplest is for failing to meet academic standards.

National Student Defense attorney-advisor Joseph D. Lento doesn't want that to happen to you.

You might be surprised by the idea that a lawyer can help with academics. After all, you're a student, not a burglar. It turns out, though, that most university decisions involve interpreting complicated rules and procedures. Who handles complicated rules and procedures better than lawyers? In fact, Joseph D. Lento isn't just any lawyer. He built his career helping students navigate the often-maddening bureaucracy of higher education. If anyone can help you fight dismissal, it's Joseph D. Lento.

Academic Progression Requirements at Boston University

Success at Boston University is all about maintaining “good academic standing” over the course of four years. Failing to do so puts you at risk of probation, suspension, and, ultimately, dismissal.

There are three requirements for good academic standing, all reasonably straightforward.

  • First, you