Instructors may consider attendance in the calculation of students’ grades. Refer to Academic Regulation 14 for more details.


Academic Regulations 17–19 describe the OSU grading system. The available grades and their associated point values are explained. Here you can also learn about the alternative grading system and the rules associated with these systems.

Honor Roll

As stated in Academic Regulation 21 each term a list is published containing the names of students that completed at least 12 graded credits hours with a 3.5 or higher GPA. OSU News and Research Communications sends the Honor Roll to newspapers each term. Term-by-term honor rolls are posted OSU Honor Roll by Term.

First-Year Experience Academic Standing and Advising

First-year students at Corvallis Campus (Cascades Campus and Ecampus students are excluded) that encounter academic difficulty during their first year at Oregon State University will be provided additional guidance from Academic Advisors in their respective college. This guidance is to help students transition to the requirements of the Oregon State University academic standards. Students in Academic Warning or Academic Probation within their first year will receive a registration hold placed on their account. The hold can be removed after meeting with an advisor in their respective college and developing a personalized plan for improving their academic success.

Academic Standing

Students are expected to maintain the satisfactory academic progress standards set out in Academic Regulation 22. There are four possible academic standing statuses.

  1. Good Standing – Students with a term and cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above.
  2. Academic Warning – Students with a term GPA below 2.0.
  3. Academic Probation – Students who have attempted1 24 or more credits at OSU and have an OSU cumulative GPA below 2.0 will be placed on Academic Probation. Students who attain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better are removed from Academic Probation.
  4. Academic Suspension – Students on Academic Probation who have a subsequent term GPA below 2.0.
    • Suspended students are denied all privileges of the university including living in any university-recognized living groups.
    • Suspended students will be reinstated after 2 years OR after completing 24 transferable quarter credits with a GPA of 2.50 or higher for these credits.
    • The Academic Standing Committee addresses requests for exception to Academic Regulation 22.
  5. Reinstatement to the University: Suspended students will be considered for reinstatement to the university after two years or completion of a minimum of 24 quarter credits of transferable college-level work at an accredited college or university, with a GPA of 2.5 or above.

    The Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Standing is charged with the responsibility for enforcement of the above regulations on Satisfactory Academic Standing. Additionally, this committee has discretionary authority to grant exceptions and to develop guidelines for the administration of these regulations.

    1 An attempt comprises a final grade in a course where the grade is: A, A–, B+, B, B–, C+, C, C–, D+, D, D–, F, S, U, P, NP, I/Alternate Grade (where the Alternate Grade is one of these grades), W, or Y.

Changes in Academic Standing for Completed Terms

Academic standing is an end of term status, which means a student must complete at least one term of coursework before having an OSU-calculated academic standing. Academic standing is updated after final grades have been posted.

After each term concludes, academic standing for the prior three terms is recalculated to account for grade changes and repeated courses. This ensures that the academic standing for the current term is based on the most current, and the most accurate, academic standing. Current term academic standing runs after the prior three terms are recalculated.

Academic Fresh Start Policy

Students may petition once with the Registrar to exclude OSU courses from the calculation of institutional requirements, credits, and grade-point average, under the conditions defined in Academic Regulation 31 (Academic Fresh Start Policy).