Graduate Academic Standards
Grade Point Average Requirements
A grade point average (grade points divided by units attempted) of at least a 3.0 is required for graduation with a graduate degree. This grade point average applies to:
all 400-, 500- and 600-level units attempted subsequent to admission to a degree program.
all units required on the graduate Study Plan must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better.
Requests to add courses to a study plan, repeat courses, or add courses to raise the overall grade point average, must be approved by your graduate program advisor prior to registration. To obtain approval you must schedule an appointment to discuss your academic status.
For master's degree students, if a grade of less than "C" (2.0) is received in the Study Plan course, the course must be repeated and passed with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better. A course may be repeated only once. If a course is repeated both grades are included when computing the your Study Plan and cumulative Cal State Fullerton grade point average. Repetition of a course carries no additional unit credit toward the degree; however, the additional units are included in the cumulative units shown on the CSUF transcript. To obtain approval to repeat a course you must schedule an appointment to discuss your academic status.