Deficiency Points Policy

The MFT Program adheres to the following deficiency points system:

Earning a grade below “B” in a graduate course results in deficiency points. Students admitted into the MFT program prior to the Fall of 2016 can accumulate four or more academic deficiency points before they are dismissed. Effective August 2016, students will be dismissed from the MFT Program if they accumulate three or more academic deficiency points.  A grade of “C” (while it will be credited toward the M.S. degree) equals one deficiency point. A grade of “D” (which will not be credited toward the M.S. degree) equals two deficiency points. A grade of “F” or “WF” (neither of which will be credited toward the M.S. degree) equals three deficiency points.Warning letters will be issued to students for each earned deficiency point until enough points are accumulated to warrant dismissal.