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  • Retention Standards
    • Retention is based on a student's grade point average and the number of credits s/he has attempted.
    • At the end of each fall and spring semester, registered students must meet the following retention standards or be placed on academic probation:
    Credits Attempted Required Overall Queens College GPA
    0-12 1.50
    13-24 1.75
    25 and up 2.00

  • Probation
    • Students placed on academic probation for failing to meet the retention standards as described above may register for a maximum of 13 equated credits in the semester of probation and should seek advisement from the Counseling and Resource Center in Frese Hall, 1st Floor.
    • Students who do not meet the overall grade point average requirement required by retention standards during their probationary semester but who receive a semester grade point average of 2.25 will be permitted to continue at Queens College on extended probation.
  • Dismissal
    • Students who fail to attain overall Queens College grade point average as required by the retention standards described above and who also fail to attain a grade point average of 2.25 for the probationary semester will be academically dismissed at the end of the spring semester.
  • Appeals
    • Students who have been dismissed for any reason have the right to appeal to the Undergraduate Scholastic Standards Committee (USSC) Frese Hall, room 201 for reinstatement. Students should obtain appropriate forms and submit relevant documentation to the Committee in order for the appeal to be processed. The Committee will notify the student in writing with an approval or denial of the appeal.