The University of Colorado's Honor Code.

The Department of Geography's Code of Conduct statement.

Log on to 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 GEOG GPAs toward the top.

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
  • 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 GEOG GPA is calculated as follows:

  1. Add up the “points” for your GEOG coursework (again these are on your transcript).
  2. Divide the total number of points by the total number of hours to get your GEOG 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 F’s in the GPA at the end of the one-year grace period.

You must maintain a cumulative (grades from all courses taken) 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.

Any course grade of C- or better may be used to fulfill degree requirements in the Program in Geography.

Only non-GEOG electives may be taken on a pass/fail basis. All GEOG hours must be taken for a grade. In addition, all courses taken for MAPS deficiencies must be graded. A maximum of 6 hours of pass/fail credit may be applied toward the GEOG degree. Pass/fail determination must be made within the first two weeks of the semester and is irreversible.

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 F’s are calculated into your GPA. You must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA to avoid probation and possible suspension.

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

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 to a 2.0. If you are unable to raise your GPA to the minimum 2.0, you will be suspended from the university.

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.

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.

You must raise your cumulative GPA to 2.0 in order to return to your academic program. One suggestion is to 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 to help raise your GPA.

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.

If you've successfully raised your GPA to above a 2.0, you can be reinstated to the University of Colorado and to the GEOG Program. Be sure to notify the GEOG Advising Office of your reinstatement so that we can craft an academic plan that will lead you to success.