Grades below 1.7 will be recorded as 0.0 by the Registrar and will not count toward residency, total credit count, or grade and credit requirements.
A minimum of 2.7 is required in each course that is counted toward a graduate degree.
A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 is required for graduation.
Failure to maintain a 3.00 GPA, cumulative or for a given quarter, constitutes low scholarship and may lead to a change-in-status action by the Graduate School. Failure to maintain satisfactory performance and progress toward a degree may also result in a change-of-status action by the Graduate School (See Graduate School Memorandum No. 16 for more information).
"Change-of-status" refers to re-classification from "good standing" to "probation" for up to two quarters, followed by one quarter of "final probation" prior to "drop." At any point prior to "drop" a student can return to good standing by reaching a cumulative GPA of 3.00. In some cases in which a student's cumulative GPA drops only slightly below 3.0 for a single quarter, the faculty is permitted to recommend a "warning" in lieu of automatic probation. Unlike probation, a warning does not appear on the student's academic record.