Facing Dismissal from MIT

No one needs to tell you how tough MIT is. You deal with demanding professors and impossible assignments every day. There's something to be said for facing down a challenge, and MIT is a bigger challenge than most.

Still, while you're an MIT student, and that marks you as special, you're only human. Like the rest of us humans, you are prone to making mistakes. Maybe you overslept and missed that important chemistry final. Or, maybe you aced the chemistry final and then celebrated a little too much afterward. At MIT, mistakes like these can lead to dismissal.

If you're in trouble, if the school is threatening to dismiss you, you don't want to try to handle the situation all on your own. There's simply too much at stake. You need help, and you need the best help you can find. Joseph D. Lento is an attorney-advisor who specializes in student discipline cases. He understands what you're going through, and he knows the very best strategies to salvage your academic career.

Reasons for Dismissal at MIT

From plagiarism to physical assault, there are a whole host of reasons why MIT might try to dismiss you. For the most part, though, they can be grouped into four basic categories.

  • Academic Performance: Obviously, you're expected to excel as a student at MIT. In fact, your academic progress is carefully reviewed after each and every term by the school's Committee on Academic Performance (CAP). Failure to achieve a 3.0 (on a 5.0 scale) GPA or to pass at least 36 units of credit each term can get you put on Academic Probation or dismissed