The term 'GPA' is somewhat ambiguous because each student actually has several GPA's. The following are simplified explanations of the different types of GPA's. (GPA's for major/minor coursework may also be calculated for certain programs.)

Regents GPA
the average of every grade received at Augusta State University, including repeated courses. This GPA is used in determining eligibility for academic awards.
Institutional GPA
the average of grades received in all courses taken at Augusta State University, including only the last grade received in ASU courses. If an undergraduate student repeats an ASU course (except courses which may be repeated for credit such as WELL activity courses), then the new grade earned, higher or lower, replaces the former grade in calculating the adjusted GPA. (A student's transcript will reflect all grades earned by a student at Augusta State University.) Note: If a student repeats a course in which he/she has previously earned credit and fails the repeat, the credit from the passed attempt is lost and the F is used in calculating the Institutional GPA.
This GPA is used in determining graduation eligibility as well as whether or not a student is placed on academic probation or academic suspension.
Term GPA
the average of grades earned in one particular term at Augusta State University. This GPA determines Deans' Lists and whether a student on academic probation will be placed on academic suspension.
Transfer GPA
the average of grades that have transferred in from other schools. A transfer student may begin at Augusta State University on academic probation, but this GPA does not figure into academic standing once the student has grades earned from ASU. Transfer work may be used to determine eligibility for academic awards.
Overall GPA
the average of all grades earned in college level work. This includes all work on all college transcripts and is used to determine eligibility for graduation with honors.

To Calculate a Grade Point Average:

1. Convert the grades to quality points. Multiply the letter grades' values by the number of credit hours attempted in each course. Letter grades have the following values: A=4; B=3; C=2; D=1; F=0; WF=0. (I, W, S, U, V, K, and NR are not included in the determination of GPA.) For example, if a student earns a C in a 3 hour course, the quality points would be 6 (2 grade points times 3 credit hours equals 6 quality points).
2. Add all the quality points.
3. Add all the hours attempted (except classes with W).
4. Divide total quality points by total hours attempted. The quotient, truncated to two decimal places, is the GPA.
Since you must have at least 2.00 to graduate from ASU, students who earn an Institutional GPA of less than 2.00 will be placed on academic probation. Students on probation may continue in attendance provided they meet the following minimum requirements based on "credit level." The credit level is the sum of all hours, including transfer credit, for classes in which the student earned any grade other than W.

 CREDIT LEVEL MINIMUM TERM GPA MINIMUM INSTIT. GPA 1 to 16 1.00 0.50 17 to 29 2.00 1.30 30 to 59 2.00 1.60 60 to 89 2.00 1.90 90 or more 2.00 2.00

Students who are on probation and fail to meet the minimum requirements specified for students on probation will be suspended. The time of the suspension will be a minimum of one semester for the first suspension, two semester for the second suspension, and three semesters for all suspensions thereafter. After the mandatory period has passed, students may begin the process for reinstatement by petitioning the dean of the appropriate school in writing at least thirty days prior to the desired quarter of reinstatement.

Classification
An undergraduate is classified on the basis of the number of hours of academic credit earned at the time of registration.
 CLASSIFICATION: Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior HOURS EARNED: 0 to 29 30 to 59 60 to 89 90 or more

Dean's List
The Dean's Lists for each of ASU's three colleges are compiled each term for undergraduate students. To qualify for this academic honor, a student must earn 9 or more semester hours in undergraduate coursework numbered 1000 or above, achieve a Term GPA of 3.66 or better, and receive no grade of I, F, or WF during the term.

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