The Leeds School of Business is commited to academic excellence. Our Faculty have high academic expections of our students. Below find academic policies every Leeds students need to know: 

Log on to mycuinfo.colorado.edu. Click on the "Student" tab. Look for the box that says "Degree Audit." Run a degree audit with your current program, and you will see both your cumulative and business GPAs toward the top.

If you fail a course that is required for your degree, you will need to retake it and pass it in order to meet your degree requirements. All Fs are calculated into your GPA and can cause a significant decline in GPA. You must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and business GPA to avoid probation and possible suspension. If you are struggling in a course, contact the Student Academic Services Center for tutoring and support.

The overall University of Colorado at Boulder GPA is computed as follows:

  • Add up all the "points" for the courses you have taken. You can find these points printed on your transcript in the far right column. You can print an unofficial copy of your transcript from MyCUInfo.
  • Divide the total number of points by the total number of hours to get your GPA.
  • Courses with grade symbols of P, NC, *** , W, and IF are excluded when totaling the hours.

Your business GPA is calculated as follows:

  1. Add up the “points” for your business coursework (again these are on your transcript).
  2. Divide the total number of points by the total number of hours to get your business GPA.
  3. Grades of F earned for courses graded on a pass/fail option are included in the GPA. IFs that are not completed within one year are calculated as Fs in the GPA at the end of the one-year grace period.

Incompletes are given rarely and only when circumstances beyond the student's control strongly warrant an exception. Arrangements for incompletes must be made with the instructor. If you are granted an incomplete, your record will show an "I," which stands for Incomplete Fail. Once you complete the course, you will be given a grade for the course. I's that are not completed within one academic year convert to Fs.

It is university policy that an I is posted on your transcript, and will remain even once you complete the course. Once an I becomes a grade, it will appear on your transcript as " letter grade/I."

You must maintain a cumulative (grades from all courses taken) and business GPA of 2.0 If either GPA drops below 2.0, You will be placed on academic probation and must raise the GPA(s) to a 2.0 within one semester or you will be suspended from main campus. If you started in Leeds summer 2008 or later, you must earn a C- or better in each course required for your Area of Emphasis.

Any course grade of D- or better may be used to fulfill degree requirements in the Leeds School of Business. For students starting in Leeds summer 08 or later, a grade of C- must be earned in any courses used for your Area of Emphasis. However, please be aware that you must maintain 2.0 cumulative, business, and area GPAs so you can't afford many Ds.

If your cumulative University of Colorado GPA or business GPA falls below 2.0 you will be placed on probation.

Academic Standards

You must see your advisor to discuss your options and academic progress. If you don't see an advisor you will not be able to register for classes the following semester.

Once on probation, you have one semester (summer session and continuing education courses do not count) to raise your cumulative GPA and/or business GPA to a 2.0! If you are unable to raise your GPA to the minimum 2.0, you will be suspended for one academic year.

You should meet with your advisor often during this probation period. When you come in for your first (required) probation meeting, we will sit down with you and help you make a plan for getting off probation. It's important to know what your GPAs are and what grades you need to get to successfully return to good standing, so make sure you are monitoring these closely. If you need help, ask for it early and often.

If you've successfully raised your GPA to above a 2.0 or waited two academic semesters you can re-enroll in the Leeds School of Business.

Be sure to notify the Leeds School of Business Advising Office. The Advising Office must have a written request in order to reinstate you as a student. The advisor will lift your academic stop and you will be able to enroll for the next semester.

Suspension means that you will be unable to register for University of Colorado daytime courses on any campus during the regular academic year from August to May.

You should meet with your advisor to discuss your options. Here are the ways to clear your suspension:

  • Stay out of school for one year and then apply for reinstatement. You will be readmitted on probation and then have two semesters to raise your GPAs (both cumulative and business) to a 2.0 once you return, unless your GPA drops after the first semester, in which case you will be suspended again.
  • Take Boulder Evening classes offered through the Division of Continuing Education, summer session courses at any of the three campuses of the University of Colorado, or online and correspondence courses through the University of Colorado's Independent Learning program. If you choose any of these options you must raise your GPA (business and/or cumulative) to 2.0 in order to return.
  • Take courses at another academic institution. If you choose this option, you must raise your "virtual GPA" to above a 2.0. Grades from other institutions do not transfer, but for suspension students we will calculate your transfer grades with your CU grades to make sure that your GPA is above a 2.0 before you can come back. See an advisor for pre-approval of coursework. After your return, you will have one semester to raise your actual GPA to 2.0 or you will again be suspended.

This information is provided as a guideline. If you are on probation or suspension, or are concerned about your academic status, please work with your academic advisor to develop an academic recovery plan that works best for you.

Only non-business electives may be taken on a pass/fail basis. All A&S core, BCOR, Area of Emphasis, and Business Elective hours must be taken for a grade. In addition, all courses taken for MAPS deficiencies must be graded. A maximum of 6 hours (16 hours if you started at Leeds prior to the summer 2009) of pass/fail credit may be applied toward the B.S. degree in business administration. Pass/fail determination must be made within the first two weeks of the semester and is irreversible. A maximum of 6 pass/fail hours may be taken in any one semester