Academic Standing Policies – Undergraduate

Good Academic Standing

In order to remain academically eligible for enrollment, and in good academic standing, an undergraduate student must maintain a minimum cumulative and term grade point average (GPA) of 2.00. Students failing to achieve the minimum term and/or cumulative GPA at the end of each semester, including summer, are automatically placed on Academic Probation or are dismissed. (See Academic Probation / Dismissal section below.) 

Academic Probation / Dismissal

A student is placed on academic probation when their term GPA drops below a 2.0 in any semester. Eligibility to participate in co-curricular activities while on probation will be determined by the student’s advisors in consultation with the co-curricular activity liaison.

A student is academically dismissed when their term GPA drops below a 2.0 for two consecutive semesters or if they are on academic probation and their term GPA drops below a 2.0.  

If the students cumulative GPA drops below a 2.0, and their term GPA is above a 2.0, the student will remain on academic probation until their cumulative GPA is above a 2.0.

All students have the right to appeal an academic dismissal. (See Academic Dismissal Appeal Process below). If a student appeals their academic dismissal and is granted re-entry to the university they will be placed on academic probation and must earn a minimum term GPA of 2.0 or higher in the first term of re-admittance. If the student fails to earn a minimum term GPA of 2.0 in their first term of re-admittance they will be dismissed from the university. If a student is readmitted, they will be placed on academic probation, and remain on probation, until they obtain a cumulative GPA of 2.0. Should the students term GPA drop below the minimum of 2.0 while on academic probation the student will be dismissed from the university.

All readmitted students can take a maximum of 12 semester credits during the first term of re-admittance. In addition, during their probation semester, readmitted students will be required to adhere to the conditions of re-admittance as defined by the Scholastic Standards Committee.

Academic Dismissal Appeal Process

All students have the right to appeal academic dismissal through the Scholastic Standards Committee. Instructions on how to petition will be communicated to all dismissed students, but may also be obtained by contacting ssc@cu-portland.edu.

Co-Curricular Eligibility

Eligibility of students that are on academic probation who wish to participate in co-curricular activities such as student government, music, or athletics will be determined in consultation with the student’s advisor and activity director, unless the activity has special eligibility requirements. In addition, if the student is subsequently dismissed and readmitted, the student is not eligible to participate in the co-curricular activities until they are back on good academic standing.

Re-Admission to Concordia University

  • Undergraduate students who were in good academic standing when they left Concordia may resume their studies in the following way:
    • Students who wish to return within one academic year (three terms) may contact the advising office to re-enroll and continue their previous academic roadmap.
    • Students who have been absent for one academic year (three terms) or more must complete the online application for admission, and will be subject to any changes in admission requirements, program requirements, and tuition increases. Institutional scholarships, Concordia Grants, and Concordia Merit Awards at the time of initial admission are subject to change upon re-admission.
  • Students who were academically dismissed from Concordia and wish to resume their education should obtain instructions by contacting the Scholastic Standards Committee at: ssc@cu-portland.edu. If re-admitted, the student will be placed on academic probation until the minimum GPA requirements are met for the program they are entering. All re-admitted undergraduate students may take a maximum of 12 credits during the first term of re-admittance.

All students must submit official transcripts for any coursework taken at other institutions during their absence.

All students will be notified electronically or in writing of their re-admission status.

All previous course work at Concordia University remains part of the permanent record for students who have been re-admitted, and the cumulative GPA includes all prior grades.­