|been earned. The Institutional GPA is computed by dividing the hours attempted into the number of quality points earned on those hours. All grade point averages are truncated at two decimal places. They are not rounded up. Hours accumulated at Augusta State University by a transfer of credit or an approved examination process are not used in computing any grade point averages. They are, however, used in determining the credit level, which is discussed next.
Probation and Suspension: The credit level is the sum of all institutional hours attempted, plus all transfer credit hours, plus all credit hours accumulated on credit earned with grades that do not count in the GPA's, such as S and K. The credit level is a rough measure of the actual amount of time a person has attended college. It is not the same as the total of the hours earned towards a degree. It is an important concept because it has an effect upon probation and suspension. Students who earn an Institutional GPA (or Academic Renewal GPA, see below) of less than 2.00 will be placed on academic probation. Students on probation may continue to attend Augusta State University only if they meet the following minimum requirements which are based on credit level.
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|Students who are on probation and fail to meet the requirements specified above will be suspended. The time of suspension will be one semester for the first suspension, two semesters for the second suspension, and three semesters for all suspensions thereafter. Any suspensions prior to academic renewal do count in the number of suspensions received by the student. Credit earned at other institutions during periods of mandatory suspension from Augusta State University will not transfer back to ASU.
After the mandatory period has passed, students suspended for academic deficiencies may be considered for reinstatement by petitioning the dean of the appropriate college. The petition must be submitted in writing to the dean at least thirty days prior to the desired semester of reinstatement. Appeals for reinstatement after the third and all subsequent suspensions must also be approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. If a student has been out of school for more than two years, he or she must also file a Former Student Application with the Office of Student Records.
If circumstances warrant, the dean or vice president may require special testing and successful completion of all or a part of the Learning Support program as a condition of reinstatement. See Learning Support, Rules for Students in (page 37).
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