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Academic Standing

What is Academic Good Standing?

A student must maintain in each semester the stated minimum cumulative grade point average for each of the requirements in the degree program and may not be on academic probation or subject to disqualification. The calculation of standing is based on all courses taken at LMU:

  • Undergraduate students must maintain a C average (2.0) in term, major, program, and cumulative GPA. The calculation is based upon courses taken in Fall and Spring semesters only.
  • Graduates must maintain a B average (3.0) in term, major, program, and cumulative GPA. The calculation is based upon courses taken in Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

How do I avoid Academic Probation?

Undergraduate and graduate students are subject to academic probation if their term, major, program, or cumulative grade point average on all courses taken at LMU is lower than the following:

  • Undergraduates: C average (2.0) in term, major, program, or cumulative GPA
  • Graduates: B average (3.0) in term, major, program, or cumulative GPA

Academic probation constitutes a serious warning to students that their academic performance is unsatisfactory and continued failure to improve this record may result in being disqualified from the University. Additionally, a student who does not make satisfactory progress in the course of study is subject to probation. Further, the Dean or Director may impose restrictions on students on probation regarding the program of study and their participation in extracurricular activities at LMU.

How do I Avoid Academic Disqualification?

Undergraduate and graduate students are subject to disqualification if, in two consecutive semesters on probation, their term, major or cumulative grade point average on all courses falls below the stated career requirement. The first semester in which an undergraduate or graduate student is placed on probation is the first of the consecutive semesters used to determine the student being subject to disqualification.

  • Undergraduate disqualification is based upon two consecutive semesters (Fall or Spring) in which work of less than a grade of C (2.0) average is earned or in which the student fails to meet conditions imposed by the Dean or other academic entity. Summer sessions are not used to calculate if an undergraduate is subject to disqualification.
  • Graduate disqualification is based upon two consecutive semesters (Fall, Spring, or Summer Sessions) in which work of less than grade of B (3.0) average is earned or in which the student fails to meet conditions imposed by the Dean or other academic entity. Summer sessions are used to calculate if a graduate student is subject to disqualification.
  • Executive MBA Program: a student who receives a failing grade in any of the prescribed courses will be subject to immediate dismissal.

Disqualification terminates a student’s relationship with the University for a minimum of one year. A disqualified student may not register in any division or session of the University and is denied all privileges of the University and of all organizations or activities in any way connected with it.

Consult the University Bulletin.