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” equals one deficiency point (although it can be credited toward the degree). Grades of “D,” “WF,” or “F” (none of which can be credited toward the degree) equals two deficiency points each. Warning letters will be issued to students for each earned deficiency point until enough points are accumulated to warrant dismissal.