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The information included on this page applies to all students in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Journalism, and School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.  All others should contact their appropriate academic advisor.

About Academic Standing

How is academic standing determined at Stony Brook University?

After each fall and spring semester there is an academic review to determine if students are in good academic standing or not.  The University defines good academic standing as earning a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Click here to read the full Academic Progress and Standing Policy in the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Where and when can I see my academic review results?

You can review your academic standing notation on your unofficial transcript (available on SOLAR).  Students who are not in good standing will also receive a SOLAR message and enrollment hold, and an email sent to their student account. Fall semester results are usually available around January 4 and spring semester results are usually available around June 4. These dates vary. Please see Important Dates and Deadlines for current information.

What should I do after my academic review results are posted?

Your academic review result offers you the opportunity to reflect on your academic wellness and review your academic goals. If your academic performance is below the standard, you can make the most of this opportunity by connecting with your academic advisor and with additional student support resources

Who should I contact if I have questions about my academic standing?

To discuss your academic standing level and prescribed follow up, please contact your academic advisor.  Other general inquiries can be directed to the Academic Standing Coordinator, Michelle Setnikar, at