The University of Reston Office of the Registrar closely monitors student academic performance, especially during any warning or probation periods.

Matriculated students are required to perform at or above a minimal standard established by the University in order to remain in good academic standing. Good Standing is immediately applied when a student’s Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is at or above 3.0. Failure to maintain this CGPA level will result in a student being placed on Academic Probation.

Academic probation is immediately applied when a student’s CGPA drops below 3.0. Students on academic probation must repeat and successfully pass (at a letter grade B level or higher) all the course(s) that caused their CGPA to drop below 3.0 within the next two terms of enrollment after the academic probation status is applied. Failure to raise their CGPA to 3.0 or above during this period will result in a student’s Academic Dismissal.

Students on Academic Probation must repeat and successfully pass at a letter grade B level or higher all the course(s) that caused their CGPA to drop below 3.0 within the next two terms of enrollment after the academic probation status is applied.

Academic Dismissal is immediately applied when a student fails to attain and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for the two terms of their Academic Probation. The Registrar’s Office will notify students who are Academically Dismissed via regular USPS mail. University of Reston academic advisors will simultaneously be notified in order to assist and advise students who have been dismissed. Students who are Academically Dismissed are not eligible to register for University of Reston courses unless they are approved for Academic Reinstatement.

The criteria for re-admittance after dismissal due to unsatisfactory grades, if applicable.

The Academic Reinstatement process involves the following steps:

  • Dismissed students may submit a one-time request for Academic Reinstatement by contacting the Registrar’s Office and completing an Academic Reinstatement Request Form explaining the specific changes they have made in their academic preparation and strategies that will improve their potential for successfully completing their selected program.
  • The Graduate School Academic Reinstatement Review Committee reviews requests for reinstatement and communicates its decisions to students. Decisions of the Committee are final and cannot be appealed.
  • Students who are approved for Academic Reinstatement will be readmitted under Academic Probation and must return to the Good Standing level within one term. Students approved to resume their current program of study must immediately repeat the course(s) that caused their cumulative GPA to drop below 3.0.
  • Students who request and are approved for Academic Reinstatement into a new or different program of study must meet any additional conditions of reinstatement set by the University Of Reston Graduate School Academic Reinstatement Review Committee and will not be able to apply prior courses to the new or different program.
  • Reinstated students who fail to attain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, or who obtain a term GPA of below 3.0 during the probation term, will be academically dismissed without possibility of reinstatement.
  • All other conditions for program completion will apply to reinstated students including completion time limits described above. Additional conditions may be placed on students who have been approved for reinstatement including, but not limited to, enrollment in the appropriate course(s), coaching, or tutoring.Academically dismissed students who were not approved for Academic Reinstatement may, after a period of five (5) consecutive years from their last date of attendance, request a one-time Academic Restart to begin a University of Reston graduate degree program anew. Prior grades and credits earned at the University of Reston or other educational institutions will not apply to a student’s new program.