The University of Washington has general regulations governing scholastic eligibility for continuation1 and all undergraduate students must meet the following requirements in order to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences:

  • Maintain a 2.00 minimum cumulative GPA for all coursework done in residence at the UW
  • Achieve a 2.00 minimum cumulative GPA in the Core SPHSC Coursework requirements for the major
  • Achieve a 2.00 minimum GPA in the SPHSC major at the time of graduation

In addition, the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences has adopted additional satisfactory progress requirements (effective Winter 2016) in order to provide reasonable assurance of academic success for our majors and to make the best use of Departmental resources. These criteria and procedures apply to all undergraduate students majoring in Speech and Hearing Sciences, for determining satisfactory progress toward completion of a Bachelor of Science degree and continuance in the major. Prospective and current majors should read the following policies closely:

Students are encouraged to frequently review their academic progress, and seek advising from the SPHSC Academic and Student Services unit at any time. We recommend that any SPHSC majors who fail to meet satisfactory progress requirements meet with an advisor as soon as possible.  Early identification and discussion of issues can prevent progression towards probation or dismissal from the major.  Students are encouraged to discuss any circumstances leading to a lack of satisfactory progress, including extenuating circumstances and situations outside of academic life that may impact student success.

1The University’s Satisfactory Progress and Low Scholarship policies are available on the web.