Facing Dismissal From the University of California at Berkeley

UC Berkeley is a storied school with a long and distinguished history. The university's name is synonymous with free speech, justice, and equality. Graduating from here means entering into a rewarding career or a top graduate school. More than that, though, it's a mark of distinction that says you understand the values of freedom and civil rights that underlie the foundations of this country.

Graduating from UC Berkeley isn't a given, though. In keeping with its reputation, this is a tough school. It's tough to get in, and it's tough to complete a degree.

There are a number of reasons why you might find yourself dismissed from Berkeley. You'll find out about most of them below. The most important thing you need to know, though, is that if you're fighting dismissal, you don't have to take on that fight alone. National Student Defense attorney-advisor Joseph D. Lento knows what you're up against. He also has the background and experience to help you defend yourself against whatever charges you might be facing.

Reasons for Dismissal at UC Berkeley

There are exactly four reasons why UC Berkeley might dismiss or “expel” you.

  • Academic Performance: Your first concern as a student has to be succeeding in the classroom. After all, you came to Berkeley to get an education. The school sets three standards you must meet in order to stay in “good academic standing.” First, you must earn at least a 1.5 GPA during any given semester. Second, you must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA over the course of an academic year. Finally, you must earn at least one l