Graduate students are required to maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in order to remain in good standing and to graduate. The overall GPA is different from a semester GPA. The overall GPA is your cumulative GPA that you earn starting from the first semester as a graduate student at SJSU. It is the GPA that takes into account the GPA earned for all previous semesters. The semester GPA is your GPA that is calculated on a semester-by-semester basis.