If a student wishes to appeal his or her final grade in an engineering undergraduate or graduate level course, please refer to the College’s official grade appeal policy and procedures on the college's faculty and staff website.
Minimum Grades At minimum, pre-requisite courses require a grade of C- or higher to enroll in the subsequent course. Some majors require an even higher grade for pre-requisite courses. Some majors require minimum grades in certain courses, even if they are not pre-requisite courses. Check with you academic advisor regarding grade minimums for your major.
Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) You must maintain 2.250 semester and cumulative GPAs to maintain good academic standing in the College. In order to graduate with a BS degree, you must have a 2.250 cumulative GPA as well as a 2.250 Major GPA.
The overall University of Colorado GPA (also called Cumulative GPA) is computed as follows:
Your Major GPA is calculated as follows:
Grades of F earned for courses graded on a pass/fail option are included in the GPA. Incompletes that are not completed within one year are calculated as F grades in the GPA.
Tip: Your degree audit calculates and displays your “Cumulative GPA” and “Major GPA”.
Before dropping a class(es) resulting in part-time enrollment status (i.e., active enrollment in fewer than 12 credit hours in a semester), students should consult with their academic advisor to consider CEAS policies on academic standing, repeating courses, and the implications for financial aid/scholarships, on-campus housing eligibility, and student health insurance.
In general, the minimum passing grade for a course that is not specifically a prerequiste for another required course is D-. However, individual degree programs in the College may require higher minimum grades for specific courses in their curricula (and these courses may or may not be prerequisite courses).
Before withdrawing, students may wish to consult with their academic advisor to consider CEAS policies on academic standing, repeating courses, and the implications for financial aid/scholarships, on-campus housing eligibility, and student health insurance.