Semester at SDSU Program Policy

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The Definition of Program Completion 

A student is considered to successfully complete the Semester at SDSU program when:

1) his/her overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) is 2.0 or higher, and

2) No balance on the student’s account, including tuition and other university fees.


Good Academic Standing

A student is in good academic standing when his/her overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) is 2.0 or higher.


For Students in Any of the Semester at SDSU Certificate programs

In order to earn a certificate, a student must meet specific program requirements at the end of the semester. Review these program-specific requirements here by choosing different certificates.


For Students Interested in Studying for More Than One Semesters

If a student’s overall GPA falls below a 2.0, a student will be placed on academic probation.

Being on academic probation means that a student’s academic performance is below the state minimum required for completion of the Semester at SDSU program, and that improvement is required if the student continues with the program for additional semesters.

After being placed on academic probation, the student must achieve a minimum SDSU grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in the next semester or they will be immediately disqualified and not allowed to register for additional semesters.


For Students Who Are interested in Applying for the OPT 

International students in Semester at SDSU programs may be eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT). To be eligible, a student must be:

  1. Enrolled on a full-time basis for one full academic year, and
  2. Meet the guidelines for program completion.


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