George Mason Campus

Dean’s List

  • At least 6 credits during the semester
  • 3.5 GPA
  • Letters are sent to students


Academic Standing

The university’s minimum standard for good academic achievement is 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Starting in Fall 2007, at the end of each semester, students with an attempted credit level of at least seven credit hours and a Mason cumulative grade point average (GPA) of less than 2.000 fall into three categories: Warning, Probation, or Suspension.

All notations of academic standing are included in a student’s permanent record. The cumulative GPA range that defines each of the categories varies according to the number of credit hours attempted at Mason and transfer credits as noted below.

GPA Retention Levels

GPA Retention Levels 

Consequences of the Academic Actions

Warning: Limited to 13 credit hours; still in good standing.

Probation: Limited to 13 credit hours; not good standing—may not participate in any clubs or university activities.

First suspension: Suspension for 2 semesters (unless at the end of summer term, then for one semester); limited to 13 credits upon return.

Second suspension: Suspension for one calendar year; limited to 13 credits upon return.

Third suspension/Dismissal: Can apply for readmission after three full years. See the catalog for the additional requirement(s).

How does warning, probation or suspension affect me? (i.e., financial aid)

Are there additional issues for an international student on warning/probation/suspension?

George Mason University School of Business

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top 10 percent of all AACSB accredited business schools, the School of Business is one of only 25 percent of business schools accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.




Main Campus
School of Business 
Enterprise Hall 
4400 University Drive, MS 1B1
Fairfax, VA 22030

AACSB Accreditation