Facing Dismissal from Cornell University

Few schools in the US have the reputation of Cornell University. Normally, that's a good thing if you're a student here: it means that you can pretty much write your own ticket once you've graduated.

That reputation has other, less positive consequences for you as well, though. It means, for instance, that your school has more at stake than most. If it even suspects you might do something to put that reputation in any kind of jeopardy, you can be sure Cornell will do whatever it takes to make sure you don't, even if that means dismissing you.

When your school's looking out for itself, who's looking out for you? National Student Defense attorney-advisor Joseph D. Lento is. Joseph D. Lento built his career protecting student rights, and he'll do whatever it takes to help protect yours.

Reasons for Dismissal at Cornell University

Let's start with the bottom line. What does it take to get dismissed at Cornell? Basically, there are four areas you need to worry about.

  • Academic Performance: It's probably no surprise that the university expects you to excel academically. After all, think of what it took to get admitted in the first place. Staying in “good academic standing” means completing—not attempting, but completing—12 hours each semester. It also means avoiding any Fs and anything worse than a single D each semester. Failure to meet these standards can result in an Academic Warning, a Required Leave of Absence, or dismissal.
  • Academic Misconduct: Another way you can get dismissed is by violating