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Undergraduate Retention Policy

 

UNDERGRADUATE AND SECOND DEGREE RETENTION POLICY

Portland State University, School of Business

Grade Requirements - Once you have been admitted to the School of Business Administration (SBA), you must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) at PSU of at least 2.50; you must also maintain a GPA of at least 2.50 in all business courses taken at PSU. If either of these GPAs fall below 2.50 you will be placed on probation.

Probation Policy - Please note that the SBA probation policy is different and more stringent than the PSU policy, which is described within the current PSU bulletin. You will receive a letter from the SBA stating that you have been placed on probation. You are given three consecutive terms to raise both the cumulative PSU GPA and the PSU business GPA to 2.50 or higher. If you do not achieve this, your admitted status in the SBA will be terminated. If termination occurs and you still wish to pursue a degree in business administration, you may reapply for admission after meeting the SBA Admissions Requirements. These requirements vary depending upon when you apply. Please see an advisor in SBA 240 for the requirements that apply to you. If termination occurs a second time, you will not be able to earn a degree in business administration at PSU.

If you are on probation and anything occurs that would raise your GPA, you are responsible for alerting the Undergraduate Programs Office. For example, you had an Incomplete in a course and you complete the work to remove the Incomplete, or an instructor determines that you were given an incorrect grade and submits a grade change. This type of change may not be reflected in a timely manner so it is up to you to supply us with evidence of these changes.

If you find that you are having problems in a course(s) please talk with the instructor; do not wait until the problem shows up as a final grade of D or F. If you find yourself placed on probation and do not understand the options available to you, make an appointment with your Academic Advisor in the Undergraduate Programs Office, SBA 240. To make an appointment please call 503-725-3712.

Satisfactory Progress - In addition to maintaining 2.50 GPAs in cumulative PSU coursework and in business courses taken at PSU, you are expected to make satisfactory progress toward your declared major. The requirement of the SBA is that you complete a minimum of nine quarter hours during each academic year. If you do not meet this requirement your admission to the SBA may be canceled. In these cases your file in the SBA is retained for a calendar year. If you apply for admission at a later time you will need to submit all application documents and meet all requirements for admission which are in effect at that time.

Grade Point Average (GPA) at PSU is based on the total graded points earned divided by the total graded quarter credit hours completed. A business GPA is calculated using credits from Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Information Systems & Qualitative Analysis, Management & Leadership, Marketing, BA, Real Estate Finance, and Urban Studies courses required for the Real Estate Finance Program. Please note that credits earned from any Business Minor courses (BA 306, 316, 326, 336, 346) will not be factored into your business GPA and will thus not apply to your business degree. The following point scale is used:

 

A

A-

B+

B

B-

C+

C

C-

D+

D

D-

F

1cr.

4

3.67

3.33

3

2.67

2.33

2

1.67

1.33

1

0.67

0

2cr.

8

7.34

6.66

6

5.34

4.66

4

3.34

2.66

2

1.34

0

3cr.

12

11.01

9.99

9

8.01

6.99

6

5.01

3.99

3

2.01

0

4cr.

16

14.68

13.32

12

10.68

9.32

8

6.68

5.32

4

2.68

0

5cr.

20

18.35

16.65

15

13.35

11.65

10

8.35

6.65

5

3.35

0


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