Staying in the J-School


All students admitted to the J-School must do the following in order to remain in the J-School and in good standing:

  1. Complete J101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher, AND
  2. Maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade-point average and a 2.5 journalism grade-point average.

*All students must complete Grammar Basics, an online module in Blackboard, before taking JOUR 304. 

Students failing to meet the conditions above are placed on probation for one semester. If a student does not raise his or her cumulative and journalism grade-point averages to 2.5, she or he is dropped from the J-School.

Journalism New-Student Orientation:
Recently-admitted students are required to attend a Journalism New-Student Orientation. It is an opportunity to learn about J-School culture, advising, academic requirements, student organizations and career services. These sessions will be held in September and February each year. Students will receive detailed information after admission into the J-School.

Journalism Undergraduate Requirements Guide