Mandatory Academic Support Services Policy
Fordham Law School is committed to the academic success of every student. This policy requires mandatory academic support services to assist students whose academic performance suggests they could benefit from academic counseling, tutoring and/or other support, but who might be hesitant to seek assistance.
The following students must meet with the Associate Director or Assistant Director of Student Affairs:
Any First Year Student who:
a. is referred to the Office of Student Affairs for consultation based on a fall semester take-home exam, in class assessment, or a legal writing assignment; or
b. receives two or more B-s, one or more Cs, or a grade point average of 2.99 or below at the end of their first semester of law school; or
c. at the beginning of their second semester of law school, have one or more incompletes; or
d. receives an "F" in any of their first semester courses.
Any Upper Division Student who receives:
a. an incomplete or have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or below at the end of the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh semesters, if they are a part-time student; or
b. an incomplete or have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or below at the end of the second, third, fourth or fifth semester, if they are a full-time student; or
c. an "F" in any of their upper division courses.
The Associate Director or Assistant Director of Student Affairs will notify students, via e-mail, to schedule an appointment. The e-mail will include a copy of this Mandatory Academic Support Policy.
Students who fail to meet with the Associate Director or Assistant Director of Student Affairs will have a hold placed on their registration for the following semester.
No information about a student's participation in this Mandatory Academic Support Program will be included in the student's official records.