Students who have officially matriculated into a College within the University may graduate and qualify to receive a degree upon meeting the listed requirements:
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
- Complete the required courses mandated by the designated degree program and earn the total credits as stated by the College.
- Earn the last 30 semester upper-division credits in residence at the University.
- Complete all general education and major requirements for the degree.
- Remove all incomplete grades by the published deadlines.
- Complete all directed study, research, or independent study credits by the published deadlines in the course syllabus.
- File an application for graduation by the published deadline.
- Meet all financial obligations.
Classification of students
Academic standing is computed by dividing the total number of quality points by the total hours attempted by a student. Continuance and promotion from one academic classification to another are based on completion of the following number of credit hours:
0 – 30
31 – 60
61 – 90
90 – 120
Full Term Status
Students may apply for full-time, part-time or per diem study. The minimum academic load for a full-time student is 12 semester credit hours or at least 96 hours of remedial study in a semester. The maximum load is 18 hours; additional courses beyond 16 hours require the approval of the Dean. The approval shall be dependent upon the superior academic achievement of the student. Other than by special permission, first-year students are limited to 16 credit hours. The course load for a student on academic probation is 12 credit hours. Part-time study allows a student to take up to 9 credits or 48 hours of remedial study in a semester. Per Diem study is available for students who are auditing classes, non-degree seeking and/or taking 6 credits or less within an academic year.