Academic Review and Probation

The Committee on Admissions (COA) regularly reviews the academic performance of students in Columbia University School of Nursing who are failing to meet the academic standards identified above. Students are evaluated at the end of each term. In addition, Masters Direct Entry (MDE) students will be reviewed by COA prior to starting Integration.

The COA may withdraw a student from Columbia Nursing, may suspend a student for one or more semesters, or may place the student on academic probation with or without special conditions. A student on academic probation is expected to meet the required academic standards within the following semester or the student will be withdrawn from the school. No student may remain on probation more than two semesters, regardless of the timeframe (consecutive or non-consecutive term probations).

The COA will inform the student and the Program Director in writing via CUIMC Exchange email account of any academic review and decision. Students that do not meet the required academic standards may lose financial aid eligibility (see also Satisfactory Academic Progress). Students placed on probation are not considered to be in good academic standing, may not be granted a Leave of Absence (LOA), and may not graduate.

  • A student who fails to maintain a cumulative B average (3.0 GPA) will be placed on probation.
  • A student who receives a Pass with Probation in a clinical course will be placed on probation.
  • A student who receives an F will have the academic record reviewed by COA.
    • If an F is received in a non-clinical, non-specialty course, the student will be placed on probation and may repeat the course at the next offered time.
    • If the F is received in a specialty or clinical course, the student will be withdrawn from the school.
  • PhD students with a C in any course will be reviewed by COA.
  • A student who fails two or more courses will be withdrawn from the school, regardless of the time frame.
  • A student who has two or more Pass with Probation in clinical courses will be withdrawn from the school, regardless of the time frame.
  • A student who has two or more incompletes (INC grades) will be withdrawn from the school.