Understanding Grade Point Average
GOOD ACADEMIC STANDING
Undergraduate students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 to be in good academic standing.
QUALITY POINT DEFICIT
Quality point deficits are used to determine scholastic standing; these deficits begin to accumulate when a student's cumulative grade point index falls below 2.0. The quality point deficit is determined by subtracting the cumulative number of quality points from twice the cumulative number of quality hours. (Quality hours are accumulated only for courses receiving grades of A, B, C, D (plus or minus), F, X and Z.)
When a baccalaureate degree candidate has a cumulative grade point index below 2.0, the Committee on Undergraduate Records and Certification (CURC) places the student on Academic Probation if the quality point deficit is 12.99 points or less. Students on probation may not register for more than 14 credit hours (generally four academic courses plus military science, physical education activity, and SkilMod courses).
DISMISSAL FOR ACADEMIC DEFICIENCY
A student with a quality point deficit of more than 12.99 points will be dropped for academic deficiency, pending review by CURC.
CURC reviews the case of each student who is pending dismissal. These reviews occur in mid-January for students dropped at the end of the fall semester, and in mid-June for students dropped at the end of the spring semester. Students with serious extenuating circumstances, such as a serious illness or personal problems, may petition through their assistantdean’s office for potential reinstatement on special probation. It is important that petitions for extenuating circumstances be well documented, preferably by medical or counseling professionals. Approval of such petitions may be granted by CURC, upon the recommendation of the assistant dean's office.