Academic Standing

At Brown, students are expected to complete the undergraduate degree in eight full-time semesters of college study. Academic standing is a measure of a student's progress toward this goal. In general, students must successfully complete four courses at Brown each semester to remain in Good Standing. 

The academic standing chart on the Dean of the College website displays the number of courses students are normally expected to complete each term to remain in good standing. Exceptions to these requirements are recommended by deans when a student's individual circumstances, either academic or personal, warrant special consideration.

Students who fall below academic progress requirements may be placed on warning, serious warning, or suspension. In such cases, the Dean of the College office notifies the student's parents or guardians. Students who are not in good standing are assigned to academic deans who help them develop a plan for returning to good standing. 

Additional information about academic standing is available on the Dean of the College website.