Academic Standards

In order to graduate from the University of Denver, you as a student must maintain minimum academic standards.

Graduate Standards

Graduate students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to be in good academic standing. Master's students in the Sturm College of Law must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7. JD students in the Sturm College of Law must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.3.

Any student whose overall grade point average falls below a 3.0 (2.7 for Law Master's, 2.3 for Law JD) is no longer in good academic standing and may be warned, put on probation, suspended, or terminated, depending upon the grade-point deficiency.

Each quarter that a graduate student is on probation, the student must contact the advisor to develop a plan to remedy the academic deficit.

See the Graduate Bulletin for more in-depth description of the University of Denver's academic standards and grading.

Graduate Bulletin

Undergraduate Standards

Students with:

  • A GPA above a 2.2 are in good standing with the university
  • A GPA between a 2.2 and a 2.0 are on academic warning while remaining in good standing with the university
  • A GPA below 2.0 are on academic probation, no longer in good standing and are at risk of being suspended or dismissed from the university

The Academic Standards Committee reviews students' academic records to determine whether a student needs to take time away from the University.

For additional information on academic suspension, visit Academic Advising.

See the Undergraduate Bulletin for a description of the University of Denver's academic standards and grading.

Undergraduate Bulletin