Masters Programs

GPA Policy

School of Education and CSU Graduate School Low GPA Policy

CSU Graduate School policy requires you to have earned a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in your bachelor’s degree in order to be considered for admission into the CSU Graduate School. However, if your undergraduate GPA is less than a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, there are two ways that you may still be admitted.

Students applying with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of a 2.69 or below, will be requested to take two courses at the graduate level at CSU as a Guest Student for the first semester and receive at least a grade of B or better in both courses before our School of Education will process the file for admission for the following semester or year. Taking six credits as a Guest Student does not guarantee admission. Please contact the program chair of the specialization to which you are applying for suggestions on which courses to take. Graduate level courses taken at an institution other than CSU after your bachelor’s program my satisfy this requirement, the decision for which will be made on a case by case basis.

Students applying with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.70-2.99 may be recommended for admission by the School of Education to the CSU Graduate School without having to take the two graduate level courses prior to admission. That decision by the School of Education to recommend admission, and the decision by the CSU Graduate School to accept this recommendation are made independently and in sequence of a case by case basis.