Academic Standing

A cumulative GPA, computed only on the basis of all work attempted at Creighton, of at least 2.00 is required for graduation. From the time of matriculation to graduation, students' academic work is reviewed at the end of each semester to determine academic standing.

Academic Probation

Any degree- or certificate-seeking student whose cumulative GPA is below 2.00 at the end of any semester will be placed on academic probation. A student may also be placed on academic probation for one of the following reasons:

  • two consecutive semesters of a semester GPA below 2.00
  • a major GPA below 2.00
  • less than 75% successful completion of cumulative credit hours attempted
  • a cumulative GPA below 2.20 for BSN students
  • other college-specific criteria

When on academic probation, a student may be advised to adjust her or his schedule of studies and/or drop extracurricular activities.

Academic Dismissal

A degree- or certificate-seeking student may be academically dismissed for any of the following reasons:

  • a 1.00 or lower semester GPA
  • failing grades in all courses in a semester
  • two consecutive semesters of criteria that would lead to academic probation (see list above)
  • failure in two nursing courses for BSN students
  • other college-specific criteria

Students who have been notified of dismissal may appeal to their College Dean's Office.

Academic dismissal is stated on a student's transcript. A student who has been academically dismissed may not apply for readmission to the University until a full year has elapsed. If readmitted, the student will be readmitted on 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.