Facing Dismissal from New York University

You're smart; you're dedicated; you're capable: otherwise, you wouldn't have gotten into NYU. You might still struggle to get through the next four years, though. As they say, into every life a little rain must fall. You can't predict when a family member might die or when you might go through a bad breakup. These and a thousand other things can throw you completely off track in your quest for a degree.

A bad day, a bad week, even a bad semester shouldn't put your future in jeopardy. If you're facing dismissal at NYU, you need to know that there's help available. National Student Defense attorney-advisor Joseph D. Lento understands what you're up against. He knows what kinds of challenges university students face, and he's devoted his career to helping students just like you get through them.

Reasons for Dismissal at New York University

It turns out there's not just one reason why NYU might decided to dismiss you; there are several. For the most part, though, they can be grouped into four categories.

  • Academic Performance: Your first job as a student is to excel academically. All of NYU's eighteen colleges have clear expectations when it comes to your classroom performance. All require at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Many have additional requirements, such as a limit on how many Incompletes you can have in a semester or how many courses you can fail. If you aren't meeting these requirements, you're subject to probation. If you can't meet requirements while on probation, you can find yourself suspended or dismissed from the university.