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First-Year JD Students (For Matriculants Prior to Autumn 2018)

To be considered in good standing at the College of Law, first-year JD Day students must have a cumulative GPA of 1.70 or higher at the end of the Autumn semester and a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher at the end of the Spring semester. To be considered in good standing, first-year JD Evening students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 at the end of the academic year in May. Grades received in the Summer session are not included in a student’s GPA for the prior academic year.

To maintain good standing, first-year JD students with a cumulative GPA of 1.70 or higher but below 2.40 at the end of the Autumn semester are required to attend all Spring semester Academic Success Program (ASP) workshops, complete all ASP assignments, and schedule an individual meeting with the Director of ASP and Bar Passage. First-year JD students with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher but below 2.40 at the end of the Spring semester may not register for the following Summer session. In addition, they will be enrolled in and must complete LAW 253 and LAW 252 in their second year. They also must complete LAW 102 and LAW 410.

First-Year JD Students (For Matriculants Beginning Autumn 2018)

To be considered in good standing at the College of Law, first-year JD Day students must have a cumulative GPA of 1.70 or higher at the end of the Autumn semester and a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher at the end of the Spring semester. To be considered in good standing, first-year JD Evening students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 at the end of the academic year in May. Grades received in the Summer session are not included in a student’s GPA for the prior academic year.  

To maintain good standing, first-year JD students with a cumulative GPA of 1.70 or higher but below 2.60 at the end of the Autumn semester are required to attend all Spring semester Academic Success Program (ASP) workshops and complete all ASP assignments. First-year JD students with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher but below 2.60 at the end of the Spring semester may not register for the following Summer session. In addition, they will be enrolled in and must complete LAW 253 and LAW 252 in the two semesters following completion of the 1L core courses. They also must complete LAW 102 and LAW 410.​

Upper-Level JD Students (For Matriculants Prior to Autumn 2018)

To be considered in good standing at the College of Law, upper-level JD students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher at the end of each academic year in May. Grades received in the Summer session are not included in a student’s GPA for the prior academic year.

To maintain good standing, second-year JD Day students and second- or third-year JD Evening students with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher but below 2.40 at the end of the Autumn semester will be enrolled in and must complete LAW 253. They also must schedule an individual meeting with the Director of Bar Passage, and they must complete LAW 102 and LAW 410 prior to graduation.

To maintain good standing, third-year JD Day students and fourth-year JD Evening students with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher but below a 2.40 at the end of the Autumn semester must attend all Spring semester Bar Passage Workshops and must schedule an individual meeting with the Director of Bar Passage.

Upper-Level JD Students (For Matriculants Beginning Autumn 2018)

To be considered in good standing at the College of Law, upper-level JD students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher at the end of each academic year in May. Grades received in the Summer session are not included in a student’s GPA for the prior academic year.

To maintain good standing, second-year JD Evening students with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher but below 2.60 at the end of the Autumn semester will be enrolled in and must complete LAW 253 and LAW 252 in the two semesters following completion of the 1L core courses. They also must complete LAW 102 and LAW 410.​

To maintain good standing, second-year JD Day students and third-year JD Evening students with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher but below 2.60 at the end of the Autumn semester will be enrolled in and must complete LAW 253. They also must schedule an individual meeting with the Director of Bar Passage, and they must complete LAW 102 and LAW 410 prior to graduation.

To maintain good standing, third-year JD Day students and fourth-year JD Evening students with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher but below a 2.60 at the end of the Autumn semester must attend all Spring semester Bar Passage Workshops and must schedule an individual meeting with the Director of Bar Passage.

LLM & MJ Programs

To be considered in good standing at the College of Law, LLM and MJ students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 over three semesters. Grades received in the Summer session are not included in a student’s GPA for the prior academic year.​​​​​

Joint Degree Programs (Law/Master's Degree)

Good Academic Standing

To be considered in good academic standing, DePaul students pursuing a joint degree program where two degrees are awarded simultaneously (for example: two master’s degrees, a master’s degree and a juris doctor degree or a juris doctor and a master’s of law degree) should consult the degree requirement section of the University Catalog to determine the required minimum grade point average for good academic standing.

Failure to Maintain Good Academic Standing

Students who fail to maintain good academic standing may be subject to dismissal from the joint program in accordance with procedures established by the program. Many programs have established time or course limitations within which a student must return to good standing before they may be dismissed from the program.

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In addition, for those participating in federal financial aid programs, failure to maintain good academic standing will affect compliance with the federal satisfactory academic progress requirements.