A fundamental requirement for satisfactory academic performance is that, with very limited exceptions, students with a cumulative GPA below 3.00 are ineligible for graduation from a graduate degree or certificate program. Refer to Academic Performance at Graduation. Students with a cumulative GPA that drops below 3.00 at any time should consult with their advisory or Graduate Program Coordinator for advice and possible options.
Cumulative GPA Requirement
All students admitted to the Graduate College, including degree and certificate students and nondegree-seeking students, must meet the cumulative GPA requirements described in this section. A student admitted to the Graduate College must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00, including transfer courses. If the cumulative GPA is below 3.00 at the end of an enrolled semester (including summer), the student is placed on probation. At the end of the next enrolled semester (including summer), the Graduate College reviews the student’s progress and takes one of the following actions:
- Remove the student from probation if the cumulative GPA is 3.00 or above.
- Continue the student on probation if the cumulative GPA is below 3.00 and the semester GPA is 3.00 or above. Students may continue on probation for an unlimited number of semesters but will be ineligible for graduation if their cumulative GPA is below 3.00 at the end of their graduation semester. Students should consult their advisor or the Graduate Program Coordinator for advice and possible options. Refer to Academic Performance at Graduation.
- Dismiss the student from their graduate program and Boise State University if the cumulative GPA is below 3.00 and the semester GPA is below 3.00. Students who are dismissed are administratively withdrawn from their courses and cannot register for classes until they are either reinstated to the graduate program or readmitted to the Graduate College. Students who request reinstatement (following Boise State policy #3090) and are granted reinstatement to the program within 30 calendar days are not required to reapply to the Graduate College. A new online application and application fee is required after 30 days, or when a student’s request for reinstatement is denied.
In each case, the Graduate College informs the graduate program and the student via email (using the student’s Boise State email address, in accordance with Boise State policy #2280).