Academic Progression at Cornell University

Cornell University is among the most prestigious institutions of high learning in the country. You know what a degree from this school means. When you graduate, you'll have the world by the tail.

That's the trick, though, isn't it: graduating? After all, not everyone who's admitted to Cornell finishes. Graduating means making steady academic progress from start to finish, and that's sometimes easier said than done. Stumbling blocks come up; life intervenes; calculus happens. In short, we all make mistakes.

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Academic Progression Requirements at Cornell University

Progress at Cornell is based on academic standing. As long as you're in good academic standing, you won't have any problem moving forward from one semester to the next. Fail to meet standards, though, and you could find yourself facing a warning or worse.

Just what are the standards at Cornell? There are three.

  • You must complete—not just attempt, but complete—12 hours of coursework each semester.
  • You must earn no worse than one D each semester.
  • You must earn at least a C—not a C- – in 100 of the 120 credits required fo