Academic Standards

Undergraduates within the School of General Studies are expected to make reasonable progress in fulfilling degree requirements, which includes:

  • Completing the writing requirement in the first semester at GS
  • Initiating foreign language study no later than the second year at GS, and making steady progress toward this requirement in each subsequent semester
  • Satisfactorily completing at least one course each semester toward the fulfillment of core requirements
  • Declaring a major before completing 90 points toward the degree
  • Making satisfactory progress each year toward the major, once declared
  • Maintaining a semester and cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 

GS academic advisors help students plan their schedules so that these requirements are met within the expected time frame.