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Part 1: General Regulations

515. 
Progress toward Degrees and Probation
  • A)
    En 5/24/83, Rt by Assembly 5/9/84
    • 1)
      In order to apply the units of a course toward unit requirements for a degree, a student must receive an A+, A, A‑, B+, B, B‑, C+, C, C‑, D, P, or S grade in the course.
    • 2)
      Further, an undergraduate student must have a 2.0 or higher GPA to receive a Bachelor's degree and a graduate student must have a 3.0 or higher GPA to receive a higher degree. Am 5/24/83, Rt by Assembly 5/9/84
    • 3)
      With the approval of the Educational Policy Committee and when student demand exceeds any reasonable capacity to accommodate, departments and programs may require undergraduate students to achieve a GPA higher than 2.0 in a specific set of prerequisite courses and may limit admission to the major to students who have met that standard.  No department or program may require a GPA higher than 2.0 for continuation in or graduation from any undergraduate major. En 5/23/95, Am 3/1/11
    • 4)
      With the approval of the Educational Policy Committee, departments and programs may set a minimum standard for the satisfaction of requirements within that department’s or program’s undergraduate curriculum.  Except as may be provided for in Paragraph 3 of this Regulation, the minimum standard may not be set higher than C-. En 5/23/95, Am 3/1/11
    • 5)
      Nothing in this regulation shall be construed as prohibiting the establishment of higher standards in honors programs or independent majors. En 5/23/95
    • 6)
      With the approval of the Graduate Council, departments and programs may set higher standards for the satisfaction of that department’s or program’s graduate degree requirements. Am 1/28/14
  • B)
    An undergraduate student is subject to academic probation if at the end of any term his or her GPA for that term or the cumulative GPA is less than 2.0.  An undergraduate student is subject to academic disqualification from further registration if at the end of any term his or her GPA for that term is less than 1.5 or if he or she has completed two successive terms on academic probation without achieving a cumulative GPA of 2.0.  Continued registration of an undergraduate who is subject to disqualifica­tion is at the discretion of the faculty of the student's college, or its authorized agent. Am 4/1/75
  • C)
    A graduate student is subject to disqualification if the cumulative GPA in upper division and graduate course work taken as a graduate student is less than 3.0, or if more than a total of eight units of F and/or U grades has been accumulated.  Continued registration of a graduate student is at the discretion of the Dean of Graduate Studies. SR 904 Am 2/27/79
  • D)
    If a student is not currently in scholastic good standing or has been denied registration for the next ensuing quarter on the date on which he or she left the University, a statement of the student's status shall accompany the transcript. Am 4/1/75