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GPA Requirement

At the time of graduation, students in the College of Engineering and the College of Letters and Science must have at least a 2.0 grade-point average (GPA) in each of the following:


  • All courses undertaken at the University of California (UC) except those graded passed/not passed;
  • All UC courses required for the student’s overall major program, both lower- and upper-division; and
  • All UC courses required for the student’s upper-division major program.


Students who wish to receive recognition for completion of a minor must have earned a GPA of at least 2.0 in all upper-division courses required for the minor.

Courses undertaken at any of the UC campuses, and UCSB courses taken through the Open University Program through Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE), are included in the calculation of the GPA. Courses graded Incomplete, except those taken on a passed/not passed basis, will be included as F grades in final GPA calculations. Courses designated as remedial are offered for workload credit only and are not included in the GPA.

Students in the College of Creative Studies must, at the time of graduation, have a GPA of at least 2.0 in all UC courses that have been undertaken for letter grades.