The School is committed to the success of its students and has guidelines in place to connect students with the appropriate resources at the earliest sign of academic difficulty. Undergraduate students’ academic standing is maintained and monitored each term by the Dean’s office. A student’s academic standing is comprised of three factors: term GPA, cumulative GPA, and progress toward a degree. In order to be in good academic standing, students in the School of Computing and Information are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA and term GPA of 2.00 or above for each term of enrollment. In addition, full-time students are expected to successfully complete a minimum of 12 credits during each term of enrollment. Part-time students are expected to successfully complete a minimum of 3 credits during each term of enrollment.
Students are placed in the Academic Warning status if they earn a term GPA below 2.00 or a cumulative GPA between 2.00 and 2.125.
Students are placed in the Academic Probation status after their cumulative GPA falls below 2.00. Students may also be placed on Academic Probation if they fail to make progress toward their degree, as determined by University standards and/or Department or Program requirements. More information on Satisfactory Academic Progress standards can be found at https://financialaid.pitt.edu/satisfactory-academic-progress/.*
Students currently on Academic Probation who earn a term GPA below 2.00 or fail to make progress toward their degree will be subject to Academic Suspension. After being suspended, students are not eligible to re-enroll for one calendar year. Students on Academic Probation or Suspension are not eligible to earn credits at another institution toward a School of Computing and Information degree. Following suspension, students are required to apply for reinstatement (see details below).
Students who have been reinstated from Academic Suspension must earn a GPA of at least 2.00 for each term that they enroll until they have achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or above. If a student fails to earn 2.00 term GPA, they are subject to Academic Dismissal. Dismissal is a final action. Dismissed students are not eligible for reinstatement at the University of Pittsburgh.
Students who are not on academic probation or academic suspension are considered to be in good academic standing. Students will be notified by letter if they are no longer in good academic standing.
*On June 27, 2022 the Academic Probation information was updated in the published catalog. In an effort to provide accurate information the update was made on June 27, 2022.