Minimum Progress

Calculating your units

Minimum progress calculations include:

  • Units from all credit-bearing courses completed with a passing grade (D- or better or P) at UC Davis.
  • Workload units completed with a D or better.
  • Units from repeated courses up to 16 units.
  • Units from in-progress courses (IP) will be counted as units passed.
  • Incomplete courses will be counted for toward the quarter the class was originally taken once the class is passed.

Advanced Placement units and units taken prior to a student's first regular quarter at UC Davis will not be counted. Also, units taken during an Official Part-Time quarter will not be counted.

If you are not meeting 39 units after Spring quarter

  • Complete units at a California Community College or at UC Davis in the summer – remember, most community colleges are semester schools, so you multiply the unit value by 1.5 (a three unit course would transfer as 4.5 quarter units)
  • Complete units in the following fall quarter – this option is best if students are 1-3 units short (just add 1-3 units to the regular workload of 13 units)

Minimum progress is calculated at the end of every Spring Quarter for the preceding academic year (Fall, Winter, Spring). Full-time students who fall below the number of units required for minimum progress (an average of 13 passed per quarter of enrollment) will appear on a list sent to the College of Biological Sciences by the UC Davis registrar. The College Advisory Committee reviews the files of all students on this list and contacts the students with instructions on how to proceed.

Until this review is complete we are not able to advise you. Please carefully watch your UC Davis email for a message from us.