College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduate GPA

Graduate coursework in the College is typically graded on an A, B, C, D, or F (+/-) scale.  The graduate GPA is calculated on a 4.0 scale.  Only graduate courses taken by a graduate student are counted toward the graduate GPA. This means that

  • the student in question must be enrolled as a graduate degree-seeking student
  • the course must be numbered 500 level or above and have been approved for graduate credit by the appropriate school/College
  • if the student has dual undergraduate/graduate enrollment, the student must have registered for the course under their graduate line in Enroll & Pay

P/F (pass/fail), S/U (satisfactory/unsatisfactory), Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) and I (Incompletes) are not factored into the graduate GPA. However, Incompletes revert to Fs after one calendar year if they are not cleared, at which point the F grade is included in the graduate GPA.

Graduate students are required to maintain a 3.0 (B average) GPA in their graduate courses to maintain their good academic standing within the University. Students with graduate GPAs lower than 3.0 may be placed on academic probation.

Please note that courses taken in the Law School are included in a separate Law School GPA and do not count toward the regular graduate GPA.  The regular graduate GPA (excluding Law School courses) is used to determine academic standing within the College.

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