Good Academic Standing

Undergraduates in Environmental Engineering are in Good Standing if they are making acceptable progress toward completion of the requirements for graduation. Acceptable progress in EnvE is defined as meeting the following requirements:

  • Semester GPA ≥ 2.0.
  • Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.0.
  • A semester GPA ≥ 2.0 in Core EnvE Courses, Design Courses, Major-approved Electives, and Engineering Distribution Courses (Tech GPA).
  • 12 credit hours each semester.
  • No failing grades.
  • *At most one grade below C- can be used to fulfill the EnvE degree requirements in the following four categories: required Core Courses, Design Courses, Major-approved Electives, and Engineering Distribution Courses.

*Grade(s) below C– in these courses, beyond the first, will require that one or more course(s) be repeated. (The College of Engineering also requires that each course in the required mathematics sequence - 1910, 1920, 2930, 2940 - be passed with a grade of C- or better.)

Students who fail to achieve good-standing status may receive a warning, be required to take a leave of absence for one or more terms, or required to withdraw. The specific action in each case is based upon the pertinent circumstances as well as the student's previous academic record.

EnvE’s policy about academic action procedures provides for two separate reviews of the student's record by the Program’s Committee on Academic Standards, Petitions and Credits (CASPAC). The first review is to identify those students who have not made satisfactory progress during the term and to assign academic actions where deemed appropriate. Students who receive actions are notified by letter sent to both their home and email addresses. This letter includes a request for information about possible extenuating circumstances and an invitation to appeal the committee’s action.

Appeals must be in writing. If an appeal is made, CASPAC will review the appeal and render its decision.