GPA Calculation and Academic Standing
- May not register for more than 15.0 credit hours.
- May be required to withdraw from intercollegiate athletics.
- May not run for, or accept appointment to, any campus office or committee chairmanship. A student who is placed on probation while holding a position involving significant responsibility and commitment may be required to resign after consultation with the Dean of Students or the President of Associated Students. A student will be removed from probation when the cumulative GPA is brought up to the minimum, as specified in the table below.
|Total Quality Hours||Required Cumulative GPA||Last Semester GPA|
|131-end of program||2.0||2.3|
A freshman or transfer student who fails to make a GPA of 1.5 during the first grade period will be placed on suspension. Suspension becomes effective immediately when it is imposed. Readmission after suspension requires written permission from the Readmissions Committee. While a one-semester suspension period is normally the case, exceptions may be granted, particularly in the case of first-semester freshmen and transfer students. In order to obtain readmission to the Colorado School of Mines, a student must meet with the Readmissions Committee. The Readmissions Committee is organized through the Dean of Students office, and students should contact this office in order to schedule an appointment to obtain readmission to the school. Only after the student has met with the Readmissions Committee will he or she be allowed to register for classes at Mines.
Students must maintain a cumulative GPA above 2.0 in order to graduate from Colorado School of Mines.
Students who consistently maintain a high GPA are eligible to receive honors and Dean's List designations. To be placed on the academic honor roll, a student must complete at least 14 semester hours with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.499, have no grade below a "C," and no incomplete grade. Those students satisfying the above criteria with a semester GPA of 3.5 or above are placed on the Dean's List. Students are notified by the Dean of Students of the receipt of these honors. The Dean's List notation appears on the student's transcript.