Progress, Standing, Grades
Students are expected to make consistent progress toward a degree. Full‑time students must complete graduation requirements within five calendar years. Satisfactory progress is determined by two factors: the number of units completed each year and the grade-point average (GPA).
Transfer students and, in certain circumstances, other students will be allowed some additional time for completing degree requirements.
Class standing (sophomore, junior, etc.) is determined by the number of units completed, not by the number of years in college. For example, a student would be considered a sophomore if he/she has completed at least eight but fewer than 16 regular term units.
Students who are not making satisfactory progress will be put on academic probation by the provost.
Detailed information on classification of students and academic progress can be found in the Catalog under Academic Policy and Information.
Information about your individual class standing, GPA, and academic progress can be obtained from your advisor or the Records Office.
You will also find a useful link to a GPA calculator at the Records page.
If you believe an error has been made in the calculation or recording of a final course grade, see your professor. For additional information, see the Grade Appeal Policy.