Academic Standing

Academic standing is a measure of a student’s academic success at CU Boulder based on CU GPA. Academic standing is processed in fall and spring terms, and considers all CU Boulder coursework, including both main campus and Continuing Education courses.

Nondegree Students

Nondegree students are subject to the Continuing Education academic standing policies. Students who fail to maintain a cumulative 2.000 GPA after completion of any semester will be placed on Academic Warning. During this semester the student may take Evening Credit, Online Credit, Applied Music, or ACCESS courses in an effort to reach a 2.000 cumulative GPA. Students who earn a 2.300 or higher term GPA while on Academic Warning can continue on Academic Warning for an additional semester. If the student fails to receive a 2.000 cumulative GPA by the end of their Academic Warning standing, the student will be placed on Academic Suspension. Students on Academic Suspension may only take Evening Credit, Online Credit, Applied Music, or Summer Session courses and must maintain a 2.500 term GPA or reach an overall cumulative of 2.000 in order to avoid Academic Dismissal. Students on Academic Dismissal are ineligible to enroll in any CU Boulder fall or spring coursework.

Continuing Education does not run academic standing at the end of the summer, and academic standing does not impact a student’s eligibility to enroll in summer coursework. Students who achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.000 at the end of the summer may return to taking courses during the fall and spring semesters.

Degree-Seeking Students

Degree-seeking students are subject to the academic standing policy outlined in the CU Boulder Undergraduate Catalog. Please see the Registrar’s Office website for more information, or schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to explore your options.

Now that you’ve selected your favorite Continuing Education courses, email or print the information, including class number, to more easily search Buff Portal and enroll. Still have questions? Contact an advisor.


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