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Minimum Standards for Retention and Graduation

A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is the minimum required for a bachelor’s degree from Saint Joseph’s University. Students with a grade point average below 2.0 at the end of any semester will be cautioned that their level of performance is insufficient to satisfy the requirements for graduation. Students with a grade point average below the minimum level indicated in the table below will be placed on academic probation.

Semesters completed

Minimum GPA

1st semester freshman


2nd semester freshman


1st semester sophomore


2nd semester sophomore


1st semester junior


2nd semester junior and beyond


Transfer students are required to maintain the minimum GPA for the semester level to which they are assigned.

Students will be placed on academic probation after a review of their grades by the Board on Student Academic Review. This review takes place at the end of the fall and spring semesters. Normally, probation decisions by the Board are not subject to appeal.