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 admitted to the School of Business are required to maintain specific scholastic standing requirements related to term GPA, cumulative GPA, cumulative Business GPA, and completion of critical required courses. Students should reference the  Scholastic Standing Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog for their specific catalog year, and consult with the Office of Undergraduate Advising with any questions.

Neag School of Education

  • IB/M Teacher Education Program
    • Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative and major GPA and receive a B- or higher in their Education courses.
    • Student must demonstrate the ability to work successfully with K-12 students in field placement settings throughout the program. Clinic teachers evaluate students by using a department designed evaluation instrument aligned with program standards. Students must receive consistently positive evaluations from classroom teachers to continue in the program.
    • Students who do not satisfy this requirement may remain in the major with the permission of the director of the IB/M program or his/her designee and dependent on evidence of consistent improvement in students’ records.

    Sport Management Program

    • Students must maintain a 3.0 each semester in Sport Management major courses.
    • Student must demonstrate the ability to work successfully in a sport organization through successful completion of EDLR 3090 prior to enrolling in EDLR 3091.
    • Students who do not meet the criteria for acceptable performance may or may not be eligible for an assistance plan based upon individual circumstances.

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.

Course Catalog-School of Engineering

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.

Digital Media and Design majors must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 for all graded coursework at the University of Connecticut. Digital Media and Design majors must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 based on all courses required within the Digital Media and Design majors.

At the end of each semester, students with a grade point deficiency will be placed on departmental scholastic probation. During the subsequent semester, the student will have the opportunity to improve their standing. In the event that the student’s standing does not rise to the minimum level, they will be subject to dismissal from the Digital Media and Design major.

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-No Supplementary Dismissals for Spring 2020

  • 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

Supplementary Scholastic Standards for the Pre-Professional B.S. Pharmacy Studies Students

  • Pre-professional B.S. students in the School of Pharmacy must meet and maintain the criteria stated in the section for Early Assurance. In addition, School of Pharmacy B.S. students must successfully apply through School of Pharmacy Pharm.D. admission procedures and gain successful admission by the School of Pharmacy Admissions Committee in order to progress into the Professional PHRX curriculum.
  • Pre-Professional B.S. students in the School of Pharmacy must earn no grade lower than a C in the courses listed in the “University General Education” and the “Pre-Professional Plan of Study” sections. All pre-professional coursework must be taken at the University of Connecticut within four semesters, unless otherwise approved by the Associate Dean for Student Affairs in consultation with advisors within the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs.
  • Admitted pre-professional B.S. students must have a minimum CGPA of 2.79 at the end of their first year fall semester at UConn in which they have completed a minimum of 15 calculable credits of graded coursework at UConn, earning no grade lower than a C. Any pre-professional semester following the first year fall semester, students must earn a semester minimum CGPA of 3.0, with no grade lower than a C. Repeated or withdrawing from coursework is a violation of Early Assurance.
  • When pre-professional B.S. students do not qualify for Early Assurance to Pharm.D. Admission, they must apply to the Professional Program as competitive applicants and will be evaluated on a competitive and space available basis. If admission to the Professional P1 Program is denied, students will be dismissed from the B.S. Pharmacy Studies Program. Students will be advised regarding alternative major options.

Scholastic Standards for Professional Program

Students admitted to the professional pharmacy program must maintain the following standards of scholastic achievement to continue and/or complete the program:

  • A minimum semester and cumulative grade point average of 2.0. (Students are subject to dismissal if there is more than one semester in which they earn a semester or cumulative grade point average below 2.0).
  • A minimum 2.0 grade point average in all required Pharmacy (Students are subject to dismissal if there is more than one semester in which they earn a semester grade point average below 2.0 in required Pharmacy courses.)
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all required Pharmacy courses is required to enroll in Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotations.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required for graduation. In addition, to demonstrate competency in pharmacy practice and oral communication skills, the student must receive a grade of 2.0 or above in PHRX 5065 to continue into the clinical experience sequence (APPE year).
  • For any grade less than a “C-” in a required pharmacy course, one occurrence at any time in pharmacy school would result in probation and intervention by the Associate Dean. Two occurrences at any time in pharmacy school would result in review by the Academic and Technical Standards Board with recommendations for appropriate action to the Associate Dean. Three occurrences at any time in pharmacy school may result in a recommendation for dismissal by this Board to the Associate Dean.

All required Pharmacy courses must be taken for a grade (i.e., may not be taken on Pass/Fail or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory).

Following any leave of absence from the professional program, the school reserves the right to impose certain requirements before returning to the program, up to and including academic assessments.

Failure to meet any of the requirements may result in dismissal of the student from the program.

Honors

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