Grade Point Average

Satisfactory performance for graduate study is defined as the maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0, as reported by the Office of the Registrar. There is no exception or waiver to this rule.

The grades for those courses which appear in the student's Graduate Degree Works Worksheet form that fulfill the degree program requirements are used in the calculation of the GPA for graduation, which includes failed courses that may appear in the Insufficient block of the Worksheet. If a student repeats a course, the last grade issued for the course will be used to compute the cumulative GPA. Students should consult the section on Repeating a Course within the Graduate Catalog for course repeat limitations.

Once a student has completed a course and received a grade, it may not be dropped or excluded from their record to raise the GPA required for graduation.