Grade Point Average (GPA)

To earn a graduate degree or certificate, a student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B grade) on a 4.0 scale in all graduate courses completed at the college. Transfer credits are not included in the average. Undergraduate coursework completed while working toward the graduate degree is not included in the average but is shown on the transcript. Grades received for coursework completed at another institution through cross registration are included in the average.

At the graduate level, grades of C (2.0) or higher may be applied toward credit requirements for a master’s degree. Typically, no more than 9 credit hours with a grade of C can be accepted toward a master’s degree, and some degree programs permit even fewer than 9 credit hours of C work. Grades of C– (1.67) or lower are not used to satisfy degree requirements. Grades of C– or lower may be repeated (see Repeating Courses).