Academic Requirements to Live on Campus

Whether you’re in your first year at Coppin or finishing up your final credits, residents have access to a variety of academic support services and resources to be successful. We encourage you to take advantage of residence life programs and partnerships to maintain your academic standing, and support you on your path to graduation.

Residential First Year Experience (RFYE)

The Residential First Year Experience (RFYE) program is an initiative built to support the academic needs of first year residents. It relies on campus-wide departmental partnerships to provide first year residents with ongoing academic support and enrichment services. Through RFYE, residents have access to

  • drop-in tutoring services
  • computer labs
  • academic workshops
  • events specifically for residential students

The RFYE is a part of the First Year Experience program.

Minimum 2.0 GPA Requirement

Students who live in on-campus residence halls must maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA). When students do fall below this minimum GPA requirement, they may be required to:

  • receive ongoing tutoring
  • attend study skills sessions
  • participate in mandatory workshops or meetings the next semester

Students who fall below the GPA requirement may also have residence hall visitation suspended. These supports and services are not punishment. Rather, we put this assistance in place to ensure students have the support to succeed academically and are eligible to reapply for housing the following semester.

Full-time Credit Requirement

Campus residents must meet certain academic requirements to live on campus.

  • be registered for 12 or more credits (students are encouraged to enroll in 15 or more credits) and
  • maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher each semester
  • make Satisfactory Academic Progress regardless of the number of quality hours and accepted transfer credits.

Any student falling below twelve (12) credit hours and 2.0 GPA in any semester could be denied the opportunity to remain in the residence halls or not be allowed to renew the housing contract to return to the residence halls.