Architecture Minimum Graduation GPA and Academic Probation Policy

Undergraduate Student Policies

(For 1st-4th year M.Arch Track I 5-year program and Interior Architecture students) 

1. Minimum GPA Required to Graduate 

Students must meet or exceed a minimum 2.0 KU Cumulative Graduation GPA (just KU grades) and a 2.0 KU + Transfer GPA (KU and transfer grades) in order to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies or a Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture from the Department of Architecture. 

2. Academic Probation 

A student is placed on academic probation after completing a semester at KU without a 2.0 grade-point average. Students placed on academic probation are informed of their probationary terms and must have a mandatory advising meeting with a departmental advisor. For admissions purposes, students with strong portfolios may be admitted on a probationary basis if their grades or ACT scores are not strong enough. 

Probation is not merely a disciplinary action-- it is meant to be a warning that something needs to change for a student to achieve their degree. We work closely with students on probation to help them identify what obstacles prohibited them from achieving their best, and make strategies with them for how to improve.  

3. Continued on Academic Probation 

A student on academic probation may be continued on probation for an additional semester if the student's cumulative grade-point average shows considerable improvement. 

4. Dismissal 

A failure to raise the grade-point average above 2.0 in a semester while on probation may be grounds for dismissal. Students may also be dismissed by the Department of Architecture chair at any time for excessive absences or for failing to make progress toward the degree. 

5. Good Standing 

Students with KU semester and cumulative grade-point-averages of 2.0 or above are in good standing. 


Graduate Student Policies

(5th year of M.Arch Track I 5-year and M.Arch Track II and Track III students) 

1. Minimum GPA Required to Graduate 

Graduate students must maintain an expected level of performance throughout their program. Students must be in good academic standing to graduate.  Applications for graduation will be denied if the student is not in good academic standing as defined by this policy.

For degree- and certificate-seeking students, a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher and, for non-degree-seeking students, a cumulative graduate GPA of 2.0 or higher. Graduate programs may have more stringent GPA requirements.

2. Academic Probation 

Graduate students may be placed on academic probation for failure to maintain the expected level of performance and rate of progress in a degree or certificate program.  

Upon failure to maintain a cumulative graduate grade-point average of 3.0, or upon notification by the Department of Architecture that a student is no longer in good academic standing,  the Department of Architecture places the student on academic probation. If, by the end of the next semester of enrollment following the placement of probation, the student raises the overall graduate GPA to 3.0 and otherwise demonstrates performance in keeping with departmental standards and timelines, the department or program may request that the school lift the probation and return the student to good academic standing.  

3. Dismissal and Re-admission 

If the student does not rectify the causes for academic probation, the student is not permitted to re-enroll and will be dismissed unless the school acts favorably on a departmental recommendation for the student to continue study while on academic probation. 

Students who have been dismissed from a graduate program may be readmitted for further graduate study at KU only by petition of the school that will accept the student. 

The Vice Provost of Graduate Studies must review the petition to determine final action. 

KU Academic Probation Policy

KU Good Academic Standing