Effective Summer 2019, the College of Engineering has moved to a Academic Progression Model, requiring students to maintain a 2.5 OSU GPA and earn 65% of the credits they attempt at OSU. College-specific progression standards apply to all students in the College of Engineering. These standards relate to staying in good academic standing within your major and are different from staying in good standing with OSU.
Purpose of Academic Progression Model
Being placed on warning, probation, or suspension can be stressful and confusing. The intent of this model is not to punish students. Rather, the intent is to intervene when students are not making sufficient progress towards their degree and connect students to resources across campus. We are committed to helping students complete degrees at OSU and encourage students to use their time, money, and resources efficiently.
GPA does not always tell the whole story. We have seen situations where students repeat the same course as many as 11 times. These attempts represent years of time and thousands of student dollars, with no progress to show. These standards of academic progress were designed to identify both a satisfactory GPA and actual progress through the major.
For more information, please see the descriptions of the academic standing categories below. If you have questions about progression standards, please see our frequently asked questions or contact your advisor.
Academic Standing Calculator
The College of Engineering has developed an academic standing calculator that can be used to determine your standing within COE. This calculator will give you a projected academic status and an explanation of this status based on your term and cumulative GPAs and completion rates. If you have any questions about using this tool or your standing within COE, please contact your advisor.