Facing Dismissal from Northwestern University

College can be one of the most rewarding times of your life. Make no mistake, though: it's a lot of work. They don't just hand out diplomas at Northwestern University. And it's not just about finding a way to pass calculus. Northwestern doesn't just have high academic standards; it also holds students accountable for their personal behaviors both on and off campus.

We all make mistakes. Of course, there are consequences when we do. You shouldn't have to give up your academic career, though, just because you got into a fistfight or said something in class that your professor thought was inappropriate. National Student Defense attorney-advisor, Joseph D. Lento, wants to make sure you don't. He's dedicated his career to protecting student rights and helping students just like you fight dismissal. If you're facing a difficult situation at Northwestern, you owe it to yourself to find out how Joseph D. Lento can help.

Reasons for Dismissal at Northwestern University

There are all sorts of reasons why Northwestern might try to dismiss you. For the most part, though, they can be grouped into four categories.

  • Academic Performance: As a student, your first job is to excel academically. Fail to do that, and you could find yourself on academic probation or worse—dismissed entirely. Northwestern has a number of requirements you must meet in order to remain in “good” academic standing. You can't make more than two grades below C in any given quarter, for instance. In general, you have to maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA, and on average, yo