Programs with Supplementary Scholastic Standards

Below are rules for programs at the University of Connecticut which have supplementary scholastic requirements.  Students who do not meet these requirements may be dropped from their program. Those students dropped from a School/College or major may be moved to the Academic Center for Exploratory Students or another University of Connecticut school or college program.

 

 

College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources

Allied Health – Dietetics, Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, and Medical Laboratory Sciences (does not include the Allied Health Sciences major)

The supplemental academic standards in the Department of Allied Health Sciences apply to the three professional majors – Dietetics, Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, and Medical Laboratory Sciences. Students in these majors who fail to maintain the minimum grade point averages or minimum course standard in any of these areas are subject to dismissal from the professional program and in some cases the Department of Allied Health Sciences

  • Students must maintain a minimum semester grade point average of 2.2
  • Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.2
  • Students must maintain a minimum major grade point average of 2.2
    • The Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Major GPA includes all courses offered with the following departmental designations: AH and DGS.
    • The Dietetics Major GPA includes all courses offered with the following departmental designations: AH, DIET, and the following NUSC courses: 2200, 3233, and 3234.
    • The Medical Laboratory Sciences Major GPA includes all courses offered with the following departmental designations: AH, DGS and MLSC. Students receiving a grade less than a “C” in two or more courses with the departmental designations of AH, DGS or MLSC in any given semester are subject to dismissal from the Program and in some cases the Department of Allied Health Sciences.
  • Students must obtain a “C” or better in all courses required for graduation that are in the Department of Allied Health Sciences. Courses vary with program.
  • No student may take a course in the Department of Allied Health Sciences for which another course in the department is a prerequisite unless that student has earned a grade of “C” or better in that prerequisite course.
  • No course in the Department of Allied Health Sciences may be repeated more than once (for a total of two times).
Individualized Major
Landscape Architecture
  • All students choosing the landscape architecture major will be evaluated after they have taken introductory landscape architecture courses LAND 2110 and 2210.
  • Minimum requirements for continuance in the Program of Landscape Architecture are a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better and a grade of 3.0 (B) or better in both introductory courses. For students meeting these requirements, faculty evaluation of a portfolio of work produced in introductory courses, student essay and GPA will determine final acceptance into the Program.
  • Thereafter students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better, and must earn grades of 2.7 (B-) or better for all major (LAND) courses. Students who receive more than one grade below 2.7 (B-) in major (LAND) courses will be dismissed from the major.
  • Courses may be retaken if space allows, with permission of the instructor, but no course in the Program of Landscape Architecture may be repeated more than once (for a total of two times).

 

 School of Business

  • Students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.79 or higher at the end of the semester when they complete or surpass 24 credits.
  • Students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.93 or higher, in the first full-time semester after earning 24 credits.
  • Students must earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at the end of the semester when they complete or surpass 54 earned credits.
  • In the junior and senior years, students’ cumulative GPA must be 2.0 or higher.
  • In every term, a business student must meet a term GPA of at least a 2.0.
  • Business students must always meet a minimum business cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the business courses taken at the 3000-4000 level and including ACCT 2001 and ACCT 2101.

For more information go to the School of Business supplementary scholastic requirements page.

 

 

Neag School of Education

  • Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative and major GPA and receive a B- or higher in their Education courses.
  • Students who do not satisfy this requirement may remain in the major with the permission of the executive director of the IB/M program or his/her designee and dependent on evidence of consistent improvement in students’ records.

 

 

School of Engineering

To be in good academic standing in the School of Engineering, students must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA after completing 24 or more credits. Students must maintain a minimum 2.3 cumulative GPA to continue in the School of Engineering. Students who fall below a 2.3 cumulative GPA after 24 credits in residence will be moved to the Academic Center for Exploratory Students. Residence means courses completed at one of the UConn campuses and does not include Early College Experience or non-degree courses. Students will have the opportunity to appeal this decision. If a student’s cumulative GPA falls between 2.3 and 2.5, they will be considered on academic probation for the School of Engineering. Students on academic probation will be reduced to a 14-credit load until the cumulative GPA improves to at least 2.5. Students may stay in the School of Engineering while on academic probation with the reduced credit load.

 

School of Fine Arts

Fine Arts students (with the exception of Art History and Theatre Studies majors and Digital Media and Design students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts program) must enroll in a minimum of six credits in major department courses (Art and Art History, Dramatic Arts, or Music or Digital Media and Design courses for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program) each semester of full-time study unless an exception is granted by the Director of Advising. Students who fail to comply with the minimum credit requirement are subject to dismissal from the school.

 

 

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Individualized Major
Mathematics – Actuarial Science
  • Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2.
  • Students who do not satisfy this requirement may remain in the major with the permission of the director of the Actuarial Science program or his/her designee.
  • If the student is not continued in the program, but meets minimum University of Connecticut scholastic standards as outlined in the University Senate by-laws, the director or designee will work with the student to identify an appropriate alternative major.

 

 

School of Nursing

  • Students must earn grades of “C” or better in courses essential to the Nursing curriculum (see Undergraduate catalog for details).
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 at the end of the semester in which they have completed 26 calculable credits.
  • Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all prerequisite courses.
  • Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all Nursing courses.
  • Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher prior to enrollment in NURS 3220, 3234. Students who do not have a 2.7 cumulative GPA at this point will be dropped from the School of Nursing.
  • When all other minimum academic standards are met, students may repeat for credit one Nursing course.
  • Students may be dropped from the program if in the course of two or more semesters, the GPA for their Nursing coursing is below 2.5.
  • Students must maintain a cumulative GPA in all Nursing courses of 2.0.
  • Students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.5 for graduation.

 

 

School of Pharmacy

Pharmacy Studies
  • Students must pass all Pharmacy courses with a grade of “C” or higher.

 

 

Honors

Students who are in the Honors program can review the supplementary scholastic standards and requirements on the Honors requirements page.