Return to: Academic Progress
All students (undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral) must pass the first course in the curriculum before progressing beyond the second quarter or semester. Any student who fails the first course must repeat it in the next quarter or semester following the failure.* In cases where an appropriate alternative course is available, students may complete the alternative course in the next quarter or semester following the failure, but must then successfully complete the first course during the subsequent quarter or semester. A student will not be allowed to progress without successfully completing the first course in the curriculum within two quarters or semesters (three with an alternative course) and will be subject to dismissal.
Note: Students admitted conditionally must meet the conditions as outlined in their Letter of Admission.
*MPH students must earn an A or B before progressing beyond the first course.
Students who fail to meet the academic progress standards and who fail to reach the minimum standards set by the academic unit will be dismissed from the program and the university. Students will receive a letter from the associate dean confirming their dismissal and the grounds for this determination.
Students who receive an academic dismissal and are eligible for readmission may be readmitted to the university after one semester (for semester-based programs) or one quarter (for quarter-based programs) following the term of the dismissal, at the discretion of the academic unit and the Office of Admissions.
Global Education Network Exchange Courses
Courses taken at another institution as part of the Global Education Network Exchange (GENEX) are subject to the same academic progress standards as described above. GENEX term start and end dates may not align with the terms of the student’s home institution so academic progress will be monitored in the term in which the final grade is available for the GENEX course. GENEX course grades are calculated into the student’s home institution term and cumulative GPA.
See also the Gaining Readmission section of this Walden University Student Handbook.
See also the Repeating a Course section of this Walden University Student Handbook.