Academic Standing

A bachelor’s degree from Gutenberg College represents an outstanding achievement. It is not granted lightly. To obtain a degree, a student must show proficiency in the liberal arts. The faculty at Gutenberg College feel a responsibility to help each and every Gutenberg student to attain this goal.

Because of the cumulative nature of the curriculum and the full-time commitment it requires, it is difficult for students to make up work in areas where they fall behind. Furthermore, it is difficult to continue without first mastering the preceding material. Therefore, it is in the student’s best interest to maintain good academic standing throughout his tenure. To ensure that students are prepared for each portion of the curriculum, Gutenberg College has adopted the following policies:

  • At the end of spring quarter each year, students will be informed as to what requirements toward a degree they have failed to meet at that point in the curriculum.
  • If a student’s cumulative grade-point average drops below C+, an academic advisory committee, consisting of two tutors, will be appointed.
  • The academic advisory committee will notify the student in writing of the appointment and will ask the student to meet with them to determine how best to address the problem.
  • The committee will compose a list of requirements the student must meet to continue in the college.
  • Students who fail to meet the requirements will be notified to leave the college.
  • Students may petition for a review of the appointment of the academic advisory committee, the requirements set by the committee, or the notice to leave the college.
  • The dean and one tutor of the student’s choice will make the review.

“Good Standing” Defined

Degree-bound students are in good standing if they meet the following criteria:

  • Student is taking 12 credits or more during the current or most recent quarter. (See “Student Status” under Course Requirements in the Academic Program section for more information.)
  • Student has a grade-point average of 2.3 or better.
  • Student is regularly attending classes. (A student who has five or more consecutive unexcused absences is no longer regularly attending.)
  • Student is up-to-date with payments to the business office or has an approved plan for payment.


Veterans benefits are dependent on the veteran student maintaining his academic standing. Failure to do so may result in a loss of benefits.