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  ACADEMIC ADVISING

GPA - GRADING POLICY


GRADES:
Letters are used to indicate the quality of work achieved by the student at St. Johns River State College. The following system of grading and assignment of quality points is used:

A - Excellent work; four quality points per semester hour are assigned.

B - Good work; three quality points per semester hour are assigned.

C - Average work; two quality points per semester hour are assigned.

D - Below average work; one quality point per semester hour is assigned.

F - Failure; no quality points are assigned and no credit is granted. The credit hours attempted are included in computation of cumulative grade point average.

I - Incomplete work; not computed on grade point average. A student receiving an “I” grade must complete the course within a 30 calendar day period which begins on the first day of classes of the next term. Students are not eligible for graduation or honors lists until all “I” grades have been removed from their academic records. “I” grades may also affect eligibility for financial aid.

IF - Incomplete work will convert to an “IF” if the course work remains incomplete. Zero quality points are assigned.

W - Withdrawal

N - No Credit

NR - Grade not reported

X - Audited course; no credit hours, quality points, or hours attempted.

P - Passed institutional examination; no hours attempted or quality points assigned, only hours earned. (See also Credit by Examination section.)

S - Satisfactory performance ranging from average to superior; no hours attempted or quality points assigned. Hours may or may not have been earned.

U - Unsatisfactory performance ranging from below average to no performance. No hours attempted or quality points assigned; no hours earned. Final grades will be available on the College Web site shortly after each term.

Final grades will be available on the College website shortly
after each term.

A grade cannot be changed by petition if more than two calendar years have elapsed since the end of the term in which the course was taken.


GRADE POINT AVERAGE:
A student’s academic standing (good, probation, or suspension/dismissal) is based only on grade point average or GPA of college level courses. Developmental education courses do not count in the calculation of the grade point average or GPA.

A = 4 points

B = 3 points

C = 2 points

D = 1 point

F = 0 points

W = no points

To compute the grade point average (GPA), multiply the credit value of each course by the point value of the grade received. Divide the result by the total number of credit hours attempted. An example is provided below.

Course Grade Semester Hours X Grade Value = Grad Point
ENC 1101 B 3 X 3 = 9
MAC 1105 D 3 X 1 = 3
CGS 1100 A 3 X 4 = 12
AMH 2010 F 3 X 0 = 0
TOTALS   12       24

Your grade point average:
24 grade points divided by 12 semester hours = 2.0 GPA

GRADE FORGIVENESS POLICY - WITHDRAWAL/REPEAT OF COURSES:
The last grade recorded for a course will be the grade used to calculate the student’s cumulative GPA. All courses attempted will appear on the transcript.

A student may repeat a course in which he or she has earned a grade of “D”, “F”, or received no grade due to withdrawal. Any course in which a student has earned a grade of “D”, “F”, or received no grade due to withdrawal, may be repeated only twice. Upon third attempt additional fees will be charged.

In accordance with state requirements, a student attempting a college credit course for a third time will pay the full instructional costs. First attempts will be counted beginning with the Fall 1997 semester. Students may appeal paying the full instructional costs based on extenuating circumstances. This appeal must be made in writing to the Vice President for Student Affairs/Assistant General Counsel.

A student may attempt to complete a college credit course three times. If additional attempts to pass a required course to earn a degree is required, a student must petition the Vice President of Student Affairs/Assistant General Counsel in writing, which should include documentation for the reason a fourth attempt is required.

Students are cautioned that upon transfer to other public and private institutions, the manner in which “forgiven” grades are used in calculating a grade point average may differ. The repeated course grade may not be accepted at all, or all course attempts may be used in calculating the GPA. In addition, the repeat of courses

HONORS LIST (FULL-TIME STUDENTS):
1. President’s List--full-time students only (minimum of 12 college credit hours in a fall or spring term - 6 college credit hours during both Summer A and Summer B terms) making a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 will be placed on the President’s List for that term.

2. Dean’s List--full-time students only (minimum of 12 college credit hours in a fall or spring term - 6 college credit hours during both Summer A and Summer B terms) making a GPA of 3.5 to 3.79 will be placed on the Dean’s List for that term.

ACADEMIC PROBATION REGULATIONS:
A student will be placed on academic probation under the following circumstances:

1. The student is on academic probation or suspension at another institution upon transfer to SJR State;

2. The student is re-admitted following a period of academic suspension from St. Johns River State College;

3. The student has a cumulative GPA less than 2.0 in college credit courses once seven college credit hours have been attempted. Upon attempting seven college credit hours and thereafter a student must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA in college credit courses or the student will be placed on probation.

After being placed on academic probation, the student must earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 in college credit courses for all hours attempted each semester. To be removed from academic probation, a student must achieve an overall 2.0 GPA in college credit courses. A student on probation should not register for more than 14 credit hours, and may not officially represent the College.

ACADEMIC SUSPENSION/DISMISSAL:
A student on academic probation who fails to earn a satisfactory cumulative grade point average in college credit courses, as specified above, or who fails to earn a minimum semester GPA of 2.0 in college credit courses will be placed on academic suspension and may not enroll the following semester. The student will be notified of the suspension by letter via student email and US mail. In order to return after the one semester suspension, the student must participate in the Return after Suspension Curriculum. The details will be outlined in the letter. Once the Curriculum is completed, the suspension will be lifted and the student will be allowed to register. The student will remain on academic probation until the overall grade point average reaches 2.0 and must achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.0 each semester.

Should another suspension occur, the student will be on academic dismissal for three years. The student will be notified of the dismissal by letter via student email and US mail. In order to return prior to the three year period, the student must participate in the Early Return after Dismissal Curriculum. The details will be outlined in the letter. Once the Early Return Curriculum is completed, the dismissal hold will be lifted and the student will be allowed to register. The student will remain on academic probation until the overall grade point average reaches 2.0 and must achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.0 each semester.

The Return after Suspension and Early Return after Dismissal Curriculum dates are outlined in the letters. The Curriculums are only available during the months of September, October, February, March, April and May.