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San Diego State University

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Minimum GPA

You must maintain a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) to receive aid.

 Minimum GPA Required

Class Level or Degree
Minimum GPA Required
 Undergraduate level  2.00 cumulative GPA
 Master's degree or credential
 2.85 cumulative GPA
 Doctoral degree
 3.00 cumulative GPA

Acceptable grades for undergraduate and credential students

  • Acceptable grades are A through D- and Cr (Credit)
  • Unacceptable grades are everything else

Acceptable grades for masters and doctoral students

  • Acceptable grades are A through C and Cr (Credit)
  • Report in Progress (RP) is acceptable for thesis or dissertation
  • Unacceptable grades are everything else

 Also review the General Catalog and Graduate Bulletin for acceptable grades for your degree.