Satisfactory Academic Progress and Eligibility

Students are expected to maintain satisfactory academic progress. Satisfactory academic progress toward a degree as a full-time student is defined as completion at a rate not to exceed 150 percent of the published length of the program.

Degree Published Length(years) 150%(years) Miniumum GPA
BA 4.0 6.0 2.00
BS 4.0 6.0 2.00
BSAT 4.0 6.0 2.00
BSW 4.0 6.0 2.00
BA (degree completion) 1.5 2.25 2.00
BS (degree-completion) 1.5 2.25 2.00
MA 2.0 3.0 3.00
MATS 2.0 3.0 3.00
MDiv 3.0 4.5 3.00
MEd 1.0 1.5 3.00
MAT 1.0 1.5 3.00
MBA 2.2 3.3 3.00
DBA/DMgt 3.5 7.0 3.00
DMin 3.0 4.5 3.00
EdD 4.0 6.0 3.00
PsyD 5.0 7.5 3.00

Undergraduate Student GPA Requirements

Undergraduate students need to maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.7 (1-15 hours), 1.8 (16-31 hours), 1.9 (32-47 hours), and 2.0 thereafter. In any case, students entering their third calendar year must be at 2.0 or higher to be maintaining satisfactory academic progress. The standard for satisfactory academic progress for students attending at a less than full-time rate will be adjusted based on the rate of enrollment.

Students who do not maintain satisfactory academic progress will generally not be eligible for financial aid. For additional information on the impact of satisfactory academic progress on financial aid, see Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress. In addition, their academic standing will be affected as described in the Probation section.

Academic Good Standing for Athletics

To remain in good academic standing, a student must not be on academic probation and must have successfully completed at least 24 semester credits during the two most recent semesters.  Summer semester classes (taken at George Fox or taken at another institution and meeting transfer requirements) can be included in this total as a trailer to the previous spring semester.  Student athletes must maintain enrollment in a minimum of 12 semester credits each semester.  If, at any time in the semester, a student drops or withdraws from enough credits to go below 12 graded units (which can include pass/no pass classes), they are immediately ineligible.

Students must be in good standing to be eligible to participate in intercollegiate athletics sponsored by the university. See the University Catalog for warning, probation, and suspension policies.

Eligibility for Cocurricular Activities

To be eligible for student government positions, a student must maintain a GPA of 2.25 or higher.

In order to participate in cocurricular performances and activities in drama and music, students must remain in good academic standing; see the University Catalog for warning, probation, and suspension policies. Students must not be on academic probation and must have successfully completed at least 24 semester credits during the two most recent semesters.  Summer semester classes (taken at George Fox or taken at another institution and meeting transfer requirements) can be included in this total as a trailer to the previous spring semester.

Graduate Student GPA Requirements

Graduate students should receive no grade lower than a B in designated graduate courses (see relevant program guide for a list of these courses). If students do not meet this standard, they must retake the course or courses and perform at a B level or better.

Academic warning, probation, or suspension may also be issued to graduate students for the following reasons:

  • A grade of C in more than 6 hours of coursework
  • A grade of D or F in any course
  • A failing (no pass) grade in practica/internship
  • A semester GPA below 3.0 for two consecutive semesters
  • Failure to retake a course in a timely manner as specified by the school dean

The standard for satisfactory academic progress for students attending at a less than full-time rate will be adjusted based on the rate of enrollment.

Seminary Student GPA Requirements

Seminary students should receive no grade lower than a C- in program coursework. Students who do not meet this standard must retake the course or courses and perform at a C- level or better.

Academic warning, probation, or suspension may also be issued to graduate students for the following reasons:

  • A grade of C in more than 6 hours of coursework
  • A grade of D or F in any course
  • A failing (no pass) grade in practica/internship
  • A semester GPA below 3.0 for two consecutive semesters
  • Failure to retake a course in a timely manner as specified by the school dean

The standard for satisfactory academic progress for students attending at a less than full-time rate will be adjusted based on the rate of enrollment.

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