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  Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy 2022-2024 Academic Policies and Procedures Scholastic Standing  

Scholastic Standing

The following academic policy must be adhered to by every student enrolled in a graduate degree program at the Bloustein School:

Each student must maintain an overall grade-point average of 3.0.  If a student grade-point average is below a 3.0 at the end of a semester, the student will have one semester to improve the average to 3.0 or greater.  During the semester, the student will be placed on academic probation.  The probation may have certain specific conditions for the student to meet.  Additionally, a student cannot graduate with more than three courses (9 credits) of grades of C+ or below.

In addition to these school-wide policies, individual programs may also have specific requirements for their degrees, and each student should adhere to them in accordance with the program director's oversight.

Students should discuss academic matters (including academic and professional integrity items) with the instructor involved with the issue. Should the problem remain unresolved, the student should approach the program director for a second review. Should the student still not be satisfied with the outcome, the student may bring the matter to the assistant dean for academic administration. The assistant dean may then decide the issue or refer the matter to a university wide hearing for further review and decision.


The following academic policy must be adhered to by every student enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at the Bloustein School:

Program Grade Requirements

Although there are a variety of different policies governing academic standing requirements at the university, there are some general Bloustein School undergraduate program requirements that must be met prior to graduation from the school and completion of the major.

In all undergraduate programs, the Bloustein School requires that courses used to complete the major of study must be completed with a grade of C or better. If a student receives a grade of D in a required course for the major, the course must be retaken and a grade of C or better received in order to satisfy the requirement.
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