A student must earn a grade of B– or higher to receive graduate credit for any upper-level undergraduate course (300 level) that has been approved for graduate credit by the program director. A student must achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.500 to graduate. Some programs may have a higher minimum graduation grade point average. A grade of D+ or D is unacceptable for graduate credit, and if earned in a required course, the course must be repeated or substituted as directed by the chair of the area of concentration. D+ or D grades remain on the academic record and are calculated into the cumulative grade point average.