Academic Good Standing

  • IUP master’s students must maintain a minimum of 3.0 (“B”) cumulative graduate quality point average to be in good standing academically.  This policy remains the same for students pursuing a graduate degree at the doctoral level, except the required minimum grade point average is between 3.0 and 3.5, depending upon the program.

    Students who fall below good standing are placed on probation for their next active semester or summer term, during which the cumulative average must be raised to 3.0. Students who fail to raise their cumulative averages to at least 3.0 during their probation period will be dropped from their degree program as well as from the School of Graduate Studies and Research and will not be permitted to register for further courses. A student must be in good standing to be admitted to degree candidacy and to graduate. 

    Graduate students earning final grades of "F" and a 0.00 CGPA at the end of their first semester of enrollment will be dismissed from the University, except for graduate students enrolled in only one course (up to 4 credits), who may be placed on probation at the discretion of the SGSR Academic Standards officer.