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BBA Grade Requirements

Students admitted between Fall 2014 and Fall 2017 (Sophomore start)

Students admitted as Freshmen in Fall 2017 and students admitted as Sophomores in Fall 2018 and beyond 

Students admitted between Fall 2014 and Fall 2017 (Sophomore start)

GPA Requirement for Graduation 

Two grade averages are computed for BBA students by dividing grade points earned by credit hours attempted while enrolled at Ross.

  • The first GPA average includes all courses (those offered by both the Ross School and other University of Michigan units), which have been elected for grades. This is the student’s official Ross GPA shown on the official U-M transcript for each term, and cumulatively.
  • The second GPA average includes only business coursework offered by Ross and attempted while enrolled at Ross.

If either of the averages described above falls below 2.000 cumulatively, or if the GPA for all U-M classes falls below 2.000 in any one term, a student will be placed on Academic Probation or will be dismissed from the program, depending on the circumstances of each individual case.

Academic Probation & Good Academic Standing

BBA Students will be placed on Academic Probation if any of the following conditions are met (full descriptions of probation conditions below):

  • Failure of a core business course or ECON 102
  • Failure to complete a core business course or ECON 102 by required term
  • Failure to complete the IDO graduation milestone degree requirement by required year
  • Failure to meet required minimum 2.0 GPA in all U-M classes in any one term, or cumulative
  • Failure to meet required minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA in business classes
  • Failure to meet minimum required enrollment

Students on Academic Probation may have restrictions placed on their ability to register for future courses, and will have to meet certain requirements in order to be taken off Academic Probation. These restrictions and requirements are determined by the Ross Academic Standards Committee and will be communicated to the student in writing. Students who remain on Academic Probation for consecutive terms will be considered for suspension or dismissal from the BBA program. Consideration will be made if the failed course is not offered in the next term. If a student is suspended he or she must remain out of registration for at least one Fall or Winter semester and then request readmission through a written petition submitted at least six weeks prior to the term they hope to return.

Failure of core business course or ECON 102: Students who fail any core business course or ECON 102 will automatically be placed on Academic Probation. When a core business course or ECON 102 is failed, students must repeat that specific failed course in the next available term to meet degree requirements. Students have one chance to repeat the course and receive a passing grade. If the course is failed a second time, the student will be dismissed from the BBA program. Both the original failing grade and the grade received when the course is retaken are used to determine the student’s academic standing and honors.

If a business elective or capstone course is failed, students may elect to complete another course in that area to meet the degree requirement. If a different class is elected, the grade received for the new course is weighted with full points and credits in the student’s GPA. If the same failed class is repeated, both the original failing grade and the grade received when repeating the course will be used when calculating the student’s GPA.

Failure to complete a core business course or ECON 102 by required term: Students who do not elect or successfully complete a core business course or ECON 102 by the required term will be placed on Academic Probation. Students must successfully complete the missing course at the next full (Fall or Winter) term offering in order to be removed from Academic Probation. Students who drop ECON 102 or a Floating Core class in the final term permitted will be placed on Academic Probation.

Failure to complete IDO milestone segment during the required academic year: Students who do not complete the “I” milestone in their sophomore year, “D” milestone in their junior year, and/or “O” milestone in their senior year will be placed on Academic Probation. Students must successfully complete the missing milestone segment in order to be removed from academic probation.

Failure to meet required 2.000 GPA in either all U-M classes (term or cumulative), or in Ross classes (cumulative only): Two grade averages are computed for BBA students by dividing grade points earned by credit hours attempted while enrolled at Ross. If either of the averages described below falls below 2.000 cumulatively, or if the GPA for all U-M classes falls below 2.000 in any one term, a student will be placed on Academic Probation or will be dismissed from the program, depending on the circumstances of each individual case.

  • The first GPA average includes all courses (those offered by both the Ross School and other University of Michigan units), which have been elected for grades. This is the student’s official Ross GPA shown on the official U-M transcript for each term, and cumulatively.
  • The second GPA average includes only business coursework offered by Ross and attempted while enrolled at Ross.

Failure to meet minimum required enrollment: Students who do not enroll in the minimum required enrollment (i.e. full-time during Fall and Winter semesters), and have not received permission from the Academic Standards Committee for a reduced course load will be placed on Academic Probation. Students who fail to follow required enrollment limits and procedures will not be eligible to register for future terms at U-M. Reinstatement to good academic standing, including registration privileges, will require a petition to and approval by the Academic Standards Committee.

Good Academic Standing: Students on academic or disciplinary probation (see Statement of Community Values) are not in good academic standing until the conditions of their probation are met. Probation status will impact any scholarship support.

Students admitted as Freshmen in Fall 2017 and students admitted as Sophomores in Fall 2018 and beyond

GPA Requirement for Graduation

Two grade averages are computed for BBA students by dividing grade points earned by credit hours attempted while enrolled at Ross.

  1. The first GPA average includes all courses (those offered by both the Ross School and other University of Michigan units), which have been elected for grades. This is the student's official Ross GPA shown on the official U-M transcript for each term, and cumulatively.
  2. The second GPA average includes only courses offered by Ross and attempted while enrolled at Ross.

If either of the averages described above falls below 2.500 cumulatively, or if the GPA for all U-M classes falls below 2.500 in any one term, a student will be placed on Academic Probation or will be dismissed from the program, depending on the circumstances of each individual case. 

Academic Probation & Good Academic Standing

BBA Students will be placed on Academic Probation if any of the following conditions are met (full descriptions of probation conditions below):

  • Failure of a core business course or ECON 102
  • Failure to complete a core business course or ECON 102 by required term
  • Failure to complete the IDO graduation milestone degree requirement by third year
  • Failure to meet required minimum 2.500 GPA in all U-M classes in any one term, or cumulative
  • Failure to meet required minimum 2.500 cumulative GPA in business classes
  • Failure to meet minimum required enrollment
  • Failure to meet freshman year requirements

Students on Academic Probation may have restrictions placed on their ability to register for future courses, and will have to meet certain requirements in order to be taken off Academic Probation. These restrictions and requirements are determined by the Ross Academic Standards Committee and will be communicated to the student in writing.  Students who remain on Academic Probation for consecutive terms will be considered for suspension or dismissal from the BBA program.  Consideration will be made if the failed course is not offered in the next term.  If a student is suspended he or she must remain out of registration for at least one Fall or Winter semester and then request readmission through a written petition submitted at least six weeks prior to the term they hope to return. 

Failure of core business course or ECON 102: Students who fail any core business course or ECON 102 will automatically be placed on Academic Probation. When a core business course or ECON 102 is failed, students must repeat that specific failed course in the next available term to meet degree requirements. Students have one chance to repeat the course and receive a passing grade. If the course is failed a second time, the student will be dismissed from the BBA program. Both the original failing grade and the grade received when the course is retaken are used to determine the student’s academic standing and honors.

If a business elective or capstone course is failed, students may elect to complete another course in that area to meet the degree requirement. If a different class is elected, the grade received for the new course is weighted with full points and credits in the student’s GPA. If the same failed class is repeated, both the original failing grade and the grade received when repeating the course will be used when calculating the student’s GPA.

Failure to complete a core business course or ECON 102 by required term: Students who do not elect or successfully complete a core business course or ECON 102 by the required term will be placed on Academic Probation. Students must successfully complete the missing course at the next full (Fall or Winter) term offering in order to be removed from Academic Probation. Students who drop ECON 102 or a Floating Core class in the final term permitted will be placed on Academic Probation.

Failure to complete IDO milestone segment during the required academic year: Students who do not complete the “I” milestone in their sophomore year, “D” milestone in their junior year, and/or “O” milestone in their senior year will be placed on Academic Probation. Students must successfully complete the missing milestone segment in order to be removed from academic probation.

Failure to meet required 2.500 GPA in either all U-M classes (term or cumulative), or in Ross classes (cumulative only): Two grade averages are computed for BBA students by dividing grade points earned by credit hours attempted while enrolled at Ross. If either of the averages described below falls below 2.500 cumulatively, or if the GPA for all U-M classes falls below 2.500 in any one term, a student will be placed on Academic Probation or will be dismissed from the program, depending on the circumstances of each individual case. 

  • The first GPA average includes all courses (those offered by both the Ross School and other University of Michigan units), which have been elected for grades. This is the student’s official Ross GPA shown on the official U-M transcript for each term, and cumulatively.
  • The second GPA average includes only business coursework offered by Ross and attempted while enrolled at Ross.

Failure to meet minimum required enrollment: Students who do not enroll in the minimum required enrollment (i.e. full-time during Fall and Winter semesters – see bulletin), and have not received permission from the Academic Standards Committee for a leave of absence or a reduced course load will be placed on Academic Probation. Students who fail to follow required enrollment limits and procedures will not be eligible to register for future terms at U-M. Reinstatement to good academic standing, including registration privileges, will require a petition to and approval by the Academic Standards Committee.

Failure to Meet Freshman Year Requirements: Freshman students directly enrolled in the Ross BBA are expected to meet the following minimum requirements during their first year:

  • Complete the following three courses at U-M Ann Arbor, each with a grade of C or better, by the end of Winter 2018: a course in First-Year Writing in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA), Economics 101 (including IB or A-level test credit for this course), Calculus I, II, or III (including AP, IB, or A-Level test credit for this course).
  • Successfully complete the following two courses at the Ross School of Business by the end of Winter 2018: BA 100, BCOM 250. Students are expected to take BCOM 250 on a graded basis.
  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 credits or more at U-M Ann Arbor during each Fall Term 2017 and Winter Term 2018.
  • Maintain "Good Academic Standing" at Ross with a term and cumulative grade point average of 2.500 or higher at U-M Ann Arbor. If a student’s cumulative grade point average for Fall and Winter of freshman year falls below 2.500, student could be set on an alternative path within the program under the guidance of my Ross Academic Advisor. This alternative path will extend the Ross program until Winter 2022.

Good Academic Standing: Students on academic or disciplinary probation (see Statement of Community Values) are not in good academic standing until the conditions of their probation are met. Probation status will impact any scholarship support.