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Civil and Environmental Engineering De-Certification

Certified students will be de-certified in accordance with Academic Regulation 56 if they fall below either of the minimum departmental standards outlined below for two consecutive semesters. Students will be notified of possible de-certification after one semester below minimum standards with written conditions that must be met the following semester of enrollment.

     1. Failure to meet Academic Regulation 35 and classified as academically deficient:

Washington State University expects students to maintain academic standards of excellence and make satisfactory academic progress toward their degree objectives. Undergraduate students are in good academic standing if both their current WSU semester and cumulative grade point averages are 2.00 or above. Students not meeting the criteria above are considered academically deficient.

     2. Failure to maintain a Grade Point Average of 2.0/4.0 for all Civil Engineering courses.

Students who have been de-certified will be notified and conditions for re-certification will be stated.  If de-certified students still desire to pursue a degree in Civil Engineering, they may apply for re-certification, and their application will be considered on the basis of the following, as is appropriate:

  1. Work experience since de-certification.
  2. Evidence of extenuating circumstances, maturation, and expressed interest in Civil Engineering, as indicated by a Statement of Purpose and an interview.

The review of applicants will be performed by the Department Certification Committee, with further review by the Chair.  Applicants for recertification will be placed on departmental academic probation for one semester, during which time they may enroll in departmental courses only to repeat those in which they received a grade of C- or less.  Upon completion of the probation semester, they will be fully re-certified if their overall Grade Point Average is 2.0 or better, their semester Grade Point Average is 2.0 or better, and each departmental course was passed with a C grade or better.