CWRU | First Year

Remain in good academic standing. Know the ground rules

Case Western Reserve University monitors your progress at the end of each fall and spring semester to ensure you are advancing appropriately toward your degree. Final grades for fall semester will be posted by Friday, Dec. 22. Your Fall Semester 2017 record will determine your academic standing.

Academic standing comprises two elements: credit hours earned at CWRU and grade point average (GPA).

To maintain good academic standing at the end of the first semester, first-year students must earn (pass) at least 9 credit hours with a 2.000 GPA. All subsequent semesters, you must earn at least 12 credit hours with a 2.000 GPA. Academic standing is not recorded on your official transcript, but is an internal status that helps the university track and support students.

Academic standing is important because it impacts your eligibility to participate in varsity athletics, hold leadership positions and retain scholarships.

Students who do not meet the minimum requirements for good academic standing will be placed on academic probation at the end of the semester. First-year students placed on academic probation will be required to work with their residential college director or dean to develop and implement an academic improvement plan. While on academic probation, students are ineligible to represent the university in intercollegiate activities, may not hold an elected or appointed office or chair a committee in any campus organization and may not be eligible to have their scholarship renewed for the next semester. Review scholarship retention criteria.

First-year students who earn less than 9 credit hours AND less than a 1.000 GPA their first semester will be eligible for academic separation. View the Academic Standing Regulations as outlined in the General Bulletin.

Students who are placed on academic probation or are eligible for academic separation will be notified by email of their status shortly after final grades have been posted. It is important that students who are not in good academic standing pay attention and respond to these messages, as action will be required.

Questions about academic standing and scholarship retention criteria can be directed to your advisor, residential college director or Dean Mason.