Qualitative Standard

The qualitative standard refers to the percentage of satisfactorily completed coursework, the satisfactory completion of specific course requirements for students’ major, General Education, and elective coursework, as well as students’ overall Grade Point Average (GPA).

  1. Students are in good academic standing if their cumulative GPA is 2.00 or greater at the end of each semester.
  2. Students must pass with a grade of “C” or better in ALL courses, including Department Cores, General Education and Electives. Students who receive a “D” or “F” in any course will be required to repeat the course at its next offering.
  3. School of Arts and Sciences students are prohibited from repeating a course that they have completed with a “C” grade or better.
  4. Students are prohibited from repeating a course more than two times (students may take a course a total of three times). To be eligible to repeat a course a second time, in addition to demonstrating appropriate use of DES resources (review groups, learning strategies groups, etc.), a student must petition their Department Chair in writing for permission.