Academic Progression at Emory University

You made it into Emory: congratulations! That's no small accomplishment. You had to excel in all your classes; you spent months studying for the SATs; you missed so many parties. If there was any justice in the world, you'd be able to take it easy now, work through your college classes at your own pace, earn your degree, and go on to a successful career.

Unfortunately, things don't work like that. Getting into Emory was just the beginning. Now you have to prove yourself all over again, course after course, semester after semester, for at least another four years. And you have to do it while learning how this whole adulting thing works.

The fact is, very few students make it out completely unscathed. You're going to struggle to get to that 8 AM class on time. You're going to oversleep and miss a final. You're going to fail an exam or maybe even a whole class.

Those mistakes don't have to cost you your place at Emory, though. National Student Defense attorney-advisor, Joseph D. Lento, is on your side and ready to help. He can't take your classes for you, but if you're facing dismissal, he can help you negotiate for higher grades, put together evidence of your ability, or just navigate the morass that is university bureaucracy. College can be tough, but don't give up. You don't have to do it all on your own.

Academic Progression Requirements at Emory University

The key to success at Emory University is staying in “good academic standing.” What does that mean? At Emory, it primarily means maintaining term and cumulative grade point averages of at least 2.0. Failure to do so can garner an Academic Warning or Academic Probation.