Cleveland State University

Academic Advising

The Transition to College

Differences

High School

College

Guidance Counselor

Academic Advisor

Pre-set schedules Schedule options
6-8 classes per day 2-5 classes per day
Mandatory Attendance Varied attendance policies

Academic year / 3 Semesters

Academic year

Academic Standing

Credit Hours

Standing

0-29

Freshman

30-59 Sophomore
60-89 Junior
90+ Senior

Academic Standards

Terms

Standing

GPA = 2.0 or greater

Good Standing

GPA < 2.0 Academic Probation
2nd Consecutive semester GPA < 2.0 Subject to Dismissal
Any Semester GPA < 1.0 Subject to Dismissal

Academic requirements

Academic requirements
  • There are three types of requirements to graduate
  • The requirements are related and build on each other
  • General Education(GenEd) classes are the foundation for all students