Academic Progression at UCLA

It's no easy task getting into a school like UCLA. It takes a lot of hard work: earning good grades, studying for the SATs, and investing time and energy in extra-curriculars. If there was any justice, you'd be able to relax now. No grades, no expectations, just time to learn about your field and prepare for your career.

That's not the way it works, though. Now that you're a student at UCLA, things get tougher than ever. You're expected to prove yourself again and again, class after class, semester after semester, year after year.

Of course, we all make mistakes. It's not unusual for students to run into problems on their way to their degrees, to face probation and even dismissal sometimes. National Student Defense attorney-advisor Joseph D. Lento wants to make sure that a mistake doesn't cost you your degree. With years of experience representing hundreds of students, he can help you handle whatever problem you're facing, whether you're looking to negotiate higher grades or you need to fight dismissal.

Academic Progression Requirements at UCLA

To continue to progress at UCLA, you must maintain good academic standing. That's all about grade point. Any time your cumulative GPA falls between 1.5 and 2.0, you are automatically placed on Academic Probation for the next semester.

Once you're placed on probation, you have two semesters to bring your GPA back up. Once you do, you're back in good standing.

However, should you fail to achieve a 2.0 after two probationary semesters, should you fail to achieve a term GPA of 2.0 during any probationary semester, or should your cumulative GPA fall below 1.5 at any point, you are “Subject to Dismissal” (STD).

You can regain admission at UCLA if you are dismissed. However, doing so requires completin