Academic Standing


Calculation of Grade Point Average

 Quality Points = Grade x Credit Hours

 Grade Point Average = Total Quality Points
                                        Total Credit Hours


Undergraduate Course Repetition Policy

Effective with the 2005 Fall semester,  a student may take a single course no more than four times including withdrawals.

  • If a course is numbered 299 or lower, then the lower of the first two grades is excluded in computation of the Cumulative GPA and all other grades are included in the Cumulative GPA.
  • If a course is numbered 300 or higher, all grades are considered in computation of the Cumulative GPA. 

All grades appear on the student’s transcript.

Approved CAA 4/6/05


Dean's List

Undergraduate students matriculated in a regular program can qualify for academic honors (Dean's List) at the end of the fall and spring semesters if they have completed 12 or more credits in the semester, achieved a GPA of 3.00 or better in the semester, and have no incomplete grades or any grade lower than a "C" in the semester.


Academic Standing / Probation

Undergraduate students are required to maintain a GPA of 2.0. Students who earn a GPA of less than 2.0 in their most recent semester will be placed in the academic status termed "probation." Probationary status will be removed when the cumulative GPA is raised to 2.0.


Academic Suspension

The Committee on Academic Standing reviews the academic record of undergraduate students, and students are subject to suspension from the university whenever they have been placed on probation for two successive semesters or earn a GPA of less than 1.5 in their most recent semester.

When the record of a student has been reviewed, the Committee on Academic Standing may: assign the academic status of "probation"; suspend the student from the university; stipulate specific requirements which the student will be obliged to fulfill in order to retain the privilege of initiating or maintaining registration in any following semester.


Graduation with Academic Honors

The academic honors of cum laude (GPA of 3.40-3.64), magna cum laude (GPA of 3.65-3.84), and summa cum laude (GPA of 3.85-4.00) are awarded to qualified students at graduation. Cumulative GPAs are rounded to the nearest two decimal places.