Student Handbook

First Year Evaluation

In early summer, the GGD Field faculty meet as a group to discuss the progress of all first year students. Results of the evaluation are communicated to the first year students by a formal letter from the DGS. Anyone who is judged not to have made satisfactory progress is asked to leave the program. Overall GPA, grades in individual courses, and rotation evaluations are all considered in this decision. Students are expected to have taken a minimum of 12 credits of GRADED courses during their first year in our program. In the absence of persuasive mitigating circumstances, students with the following performance in their first two semesters will be asked to leave the GGD program: a) two or more failed rotations (grade C), or b) two C grades in core courses, or c) one C grade in core courses AND one failed rotation.