General Graduation Requirements

Once admitted to a degree or certificate program in the School of Education, students must complete all coursework at Johns Hopkins University, except with prior written approval from a faculty adviser. Exceptions are rarely given (see Transfer of Credits).

Bachelor’s, master’s and certificate students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) to retain eligibility for financial aid and to receive approval for graduation. Doctoral students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale) to receive approval for graduation.

Unless indicated otherwise, students enrolled in bachelor’s, master’s or certificate programs have a maximum of five years to complete their degree. With the exception of transfer credits, all credits applied towards a degree or certificate must have been earned within five years prior to the point a student becomes eligible to graduate. Any request for an exemption to this policy—for example, extending the time period allowed to complete a degree/certificate—must be submitted in writing by the student to and approved by the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs (or designee). Prior to submitting a formal written request to the Vice Dean (or designee) for an exemption, students are encouraged to discuss matters first with their faculty adviser or (for PSL students) division director.

Note: School of Education records are sealed thirty (30) days after the conferral of a degree. After this date, no changes will be made to a student’s academic record. Therefore, it is imperative that students verify all information on their academic record and request any corrections be made before this date.