Agenda Item FA 10-06

Submitted by the Academic Standards Committee

GPA 2008-09 UG Catalog

03/04/10: Passed

05/21/10: Returned

GPA 2008-2009 UG Catalog

 

The Academic Standards Committee proposes the following changes to the Catalog definition of:
 

Academic Average (Grade Point Average):

 
Current Term GPA: The sum of UNF grade points earned within the current term is divided by the number of UNF hours attempted that term (except those hours with grades of "X, I, P, NR, W, WP, WM, WS" and "WD"). The resulting quotient is the current term GPA. Example:
 

Course

Grade

Grade Pts

X

Credits

=

Total Pts

ENC1101

A-

3.7

 

3

 

11.1

CHM2046C

C

2.0

 

4

 

8.0

MAC1102

B+

3.3

 

3

 

9.9

MAR3023

F

0.0

 

3

 

0.0

 

 

 

 

13

 

29

 
Total of 29 grade points earned divided by 13 credits attempted equals 2.23 current term GPA.
 
Upper Level GPA: The sum of all UNF upper level grade points earned is divided by the number of all UNF upper level hours attempted (except those hours with grades of "X, I, P, NR, W, WP, WM, WS" and "WD" and UNF hours repeated for which the grade forgiveness policy was subsequently invoked). The resulting quotient is the upper level GPA.
 
Cumulative GPA: The cumulative GPA appears on the unofficial transcript after each term.  The sum of all UNF grade points earned as of a particular term is divided by the number of all UNF hours attempted by the conclusion of that term (except those hours with grades of "X, I, P, NR, W, WP, WM, WS" and "WD" and UNF hours repeated for which the grade forgiveness policy was subsequently invoked). The resulting quotient is the cumulative GPA.
 
Total Institutional GPA: The sum of all UNF grade points earned is divided by the number of all UNF hours attempted (except those hours with grades of "X, I, P, NR, W, WP, WM, WS" and "WD" and UNF hours repeated for which the grade forgiveness policy was subsequently invoked). The resulting quotient is the total institutional GPA (appears on the unofficial transcript at the end after the last term).
 
Total Transfer GPA: The sum of all grade points earned at other institutions is divided by the number of all hours attempted at other institutions. The resulting quotient is the total transfer GPA.
 
Overall GPA: The sum of all grade points earned at UNF and at other institutions is divided by the number of all UNF hours attempted (except those hours with grades of "X, I, P, NR, W, WP, WM, WS" and "WD" and UNF hours repeated for which the grade forgiveness policy was subsequently invoked) plus the number of all hours attempted at other institutions. The resulting quotient is the overall GPA (appears on the unofficial transcript at the end after the last term).
 
Academic Progress: An undergraduate student who fails to earn a cumulative or current term or total institutional GPAaverage of 2.0 (Education majors see College of Education and Human Services section) after attempting a cumulative total of 12 or more UNF credit hours will be placed on academic probation and referred to an academic advisor. Academic probation is a warning. If both the current term and cumulative total institutional GPA fall below 2.0 during the next term of enrollment, the student will be eligible for suspension. If suspended, the student will be dropped from any courses for which he/she is currently registered and denied the opportunity to re-enroll. The duration of suspension varies by college. E-mail notification is sent by Enrollment Services Processing to students who are placed on suspension. Written notification may additionally be sent to students from their respective College or the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE). Transcripts will reflect any suspensions.
 
A suspended student who desires to be readmitted to the same major field as when last enrolled may do so upon the written recommendation of the advisor and the department chair or committee. The dean may deny a student's continued registration in the department. A student who is suspended from a degree program at UNF who wishes to be readmitted into another UNF degree program must have the readmission approved by the appropriate academic officers of both programs. Readmission procedures vary by college.
 
Degree-seeking UNF students who receive credit for upper-level course work at another institution while suspended from UNF may transfer these credits back to UNF only with the permission of the appropriate academic officers.
 
Good Academic Standing: Undergraduate students who possess both a cumulative and current term and total institutional GPAUNF grade point average of 2.0 or above (College of Education and Human Services students need a grade point average of 2.5 or above) are considered to be in "good academic standing."