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.

Good Academic Standing

Students are in good academic standing when they have a term and cumulative OSU GPA of 2.5 or higher and an OSU completion rate at 65% or higher.

Action Needed 

Keep up the good work!

COE Academic Warning

Students are placed on academic warning when their OSU term GPA is lower than 2.5 or their term completion rate is below 65%, but their OSU cumulative GPA is 2.5 or greater and OSU cumulative completion rate is 65% or greater or they have not yet attempted 24 credits at OSU.

Action Needed

Students on COE Warning will have a hold placed on their student record and will receive an email with instructions for an assessment they must complete before they can register for subsequent terms.

To be removed from academic warning, you must achieve a term OSU GPA above 2.5 and a term OSU completion rate at 65% or higher.

COE Academic Probation

Students who have attempted 24 or more credits at OSU are placed on COE academic probation when their OSU term GPA is lower than 2.5 or their OSU term completion rate is below 65% and either their cumulative GPA is below 2.5 or cumulative completion rate is below 65%.

Action Needed

Students on COE Probation will have a registration hold placed on their student account until they complete an assessment of their academic performance and meet with an academic program advisor. The student and academic program advisor will prepare an academic success agreement.

To be return to good standing, students must achieve an OSU cumulative completion rate of 65% or higher and OSU cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. To avoid suspension, achieve an OSU term GPA above 2.5 and an OSU term completion percentage above 65%.

COE Academic Suspension

Students who are on COE Probation and have a subsequent OSU term GPA below 2.5 and/or an OSU term completion percentage below 65% will be placed on COE Suspension.

Action Needed

Students on COE Suspension will be denied access to COE classes until reinstated. We recommend suspended students speak to an advisor about future educational goals.