Law Students

Note on Withdrawal


All courses attempted, including any withdrawal after the end of Drop/Add, retroactive withdrawals, term withdrawals and medical withdrawals, will be considered for Satisfactory Progress. Hours will be counted as attempted but not completed.

To officially withdraw from Florida State University, students must contact the Withdrawal Office: A4300 University Center (850-644-1741).



Qualitative Standard


  • JD: minimum GPA of 69 (100 scale)
  • LLM: minimum GPA of 74 (100 scale)
  • JM: minimum GPA of 74 (100 scale)

Quantitative Standard

Maximum number of hours:

  • JD: 132 credit hours
  • LLM: 36 credit hours
  • JM: 45 credit hours

Percentage Completed

All students must complete 70% of credits attempted toward the degree (including transfer hours accepted towards degree).Note: All coursework accepted toward the degree (including transfer credit accepted) is included in the attempted and completed calculations. This includes Withdrawals, Incompletes, and Repeated Courses. Remedial Coursework or ESOL courses are not counted in Attempted or Earned calculations.

Last updated 1/19/2017
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