Your cumulative School of Engineering GPA is calculated from all required and elective courses you have taken for your major. Your term SoE GPA is calculated from all required and elective courses you have taken for your major in the previous quarter as a UCSC student (math, science, engineering, Econ if ISM major).
If both your cumulative and term SoE GPAs are 2.0 or greater, then you are in good departmental standing. If either your cumulative or term GPAs are less than 2.0, then you are on departmental probation. If you are already on departmental probation and your cumulative SoE GPA falls below 2.0, you are subject to disqualification from the major. If your term SoE GPA falls below 1.5 in any term, you are also subject to disqualification from the major.
Graduates of the School of Engineering are expected to become professionals with the highest ethical standards. A knowledge and practice of professional ethics is a requirement for the degree. Examples of professional society codes of ethics are available at http://www.ieee.org/portal/pages/iportals/aboutus/ethics/code.html and http://www.acm.org/about/se-code/.
Students found guilty of a single incident of academic dishonesty may, at the discretion of the department, be disqualified from the major. In addition, students may be subject to other possible university sanctions. A second incident of academic dishonesty will result in automatic disqualification from the major.
Under the "Repeating Courses" policy two failed attempts in a class may endanger your opportunity to continue in a School of Engineering major.
Computer Science and Information Systems Management have additional disqualification criteria. Please see those sections of this handbook for details.