Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025

Academic Standing

A student’s academic standing is determined by the cumulative grade point average. In order to graduate, the student must earn a minimum of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale at the University of Northern Colorado.

  • Students are placed on academic probation, up to the next 24 credit hours, at UNC if the cumulative grade point average (GPA) falls below a 2.0. When the cumulative GPA is raised to 2.0 or higher within the 24 probation credit window, the student will return to good academic standing.
  • Grades that count toward the 24 probation credit hours include all letter grades of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F, as well as all Incompletes that have been finished. Grades not counted towards the 24 probation credit hours are I, NC, NG, S, U, W, UW, and CR.
  • Students on academic probation who do not raise their cumulative GPA to 2.0 or higher at the conclusion of the 24 probation credit hours at UNC will be suspended.
  • While on probation, if the student’s cumulative GPA falls below a 1.0, the student will be automatically suspended.
  • If a student has less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA as a result of taking UNC dual/concurrent enrollment courses while in high school, they will not be placed on academic probation during their first fully admitted term to UNC.
  • Please note that Academic Standing Policy is different from the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. Even though your academic status allows you to continue enrollment at UNC, this does not guarantee continuation of Financial Aid assistance. Please refer to the Office of Financial Aid website at www.unco.edu/financial-aid/.