A cumulative GPA, computed only on the basis of all work attempted at Creighton, of at least 2.00 is required for graduation. Any student whose cumulative GPA is below 2.00 at the end of any semester will be placed on academic probation. Removal of academic probation requires achievement of a cumulative GPA of 2.00.

To remain in good academic standing and to qualify for advancement and graduation, students, besides needing a given quantity of credit hours, must also achieve a certain quality of excellence determined on the basis of their grade point average (GPA).

Whenever a student’s grade point average falls below 2.00, the student may not be permitted to carry a full schedule of studies. The student may also be advised to drop all extracurricular activities.

Any freshman whose cumulative GPA is not at least 1.75 at the end of the freshman year may be dropped for poor scholarship. In some cases if a student’s GPA is exceptionally low at the end of the first term of the first year, the student may be dismissed for poor scholarship.

Any student whose cumulative GPA is not at least 2.00 at the end of the sophomore year or at the end of any subsequent semester may be dropped for poor scholarship.

Any student who has been dropped for poor scholarship may not apply for readmission to the University until a full year has elapsed. If readmitted, the student is placed on final academic probation.

Satisfactory Progress Toward a Degree

A student meeting the foregoing minimum grade point requirements will be considered making satisfactory progress if:

  1. The student has acquired a minimum of 24 credit hours after one academic year, 48 credit hours after two academic years, and 72 credit hours after three academic years.
  2. The student by the start of the third academic year, has declared in writing a specific degree in a major program of study, and successfully completes a reasonable number of courses in that program each semester thereafter.