Master's Degree and M.F.A. Degree students are required to meet all GPA requirements for their declared program. If a student's cumulative GPA falls below 2.5 (3.0 for MFA in Cinema) the student may be allowed to complete an additional 16 credits or 3 quarters (whichever comes first) to return to good academic standing. If at the conclusion of this time period, the cumulative GPA remains below the required minimum, the student may be dismissed from the program.

Doctoral student progress will be evaluated annually. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or better to remain in good standing in the program. Any course grade below B- is unsatisfactory and will not be counted toward degree requirements. The PhD committee will ask a student to withdraw from the doctoral program if the committee members judge that the student is not satisfactorily progressing toward the degree.