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Academic Policy & GPA

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Learning about Academic Policy and how to calculate your GPA are essential tools to discovering majors that will fit your goals and skills.

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Academic Policy & GPA

  1. 1. Academic Policy & GPA
  2. 2. Statistics state that on average students change their majors 2-3 times before graduation. However, there are a couple of academic policies at UT Arlington regarding excessive credit hours and declaring a major that can affect whether or not you can pursue certain degree options. Understanding Academic Policy
  3. 3. 45 Hours to Undergraduate Major Policy Undeclared is no longer an option after 45 credit hours. State Laws
  4. 4. Floating 30 Only permitted 30 credit hours over degree plan before additional tuition and fees will charged. State Laws
  5. 5. TABLE OF ACADEMIC STANDARDS Total College Hours Undertaken UTA GPA for UTA GPA for Academic Warning and Academic Probation Dismissal 0-29 less than 2.00 less than 1.60 30-59 less than 2.00 less than 1.80 60 or more less than 2.00 less than 2.00 Table of Academic Standards
  6. 6. Total Grade Points = Grade Point Total UTA Hours Average (GPA) 84 Grade Points ----------------------28 UTA Hours Calculating GPA = 3.0 GPA
  7. 7. Grade Points Needed = Total UTA Hours X Desired GPA 21 UTA Hours x 2.0 GPA ------------------42 Grade Points Needed Calculating GPA
  8. 8. Grade Points Needed (for a 2.0 GPA) – Grade Points Earned = Grade Point Deficiency 42 Grade Points Needed - 24 Grade Points Earned _________________________ = 8 Grade Point Deficiency (GPD) Calculating GPD
  9. 9. Dropping Classes • 6 Drop Limit • Talk to Your Advisor • Know the Deadline • Spring 2014– March 28 Academic Policy
  10. 10. GPA Repair • Know How to Calculate GPA • Know Academic Policy • Talk to Your Advisor • Plan for Success & Failure Academic Success
  11. 11. GPA Repair • Check on Grading Policies • Grade Forgiveness • Grade Replacement • Grade Exclusion Academic Success
  12. 12. Grade Forgiveness • Enter as New Freshman Fall 2013 and after - Upon receiving a grade of D or F in a 1000 or 2000 course, a student may, after filing the intent to do so, elect to have the grade forgiven. A student is limited to a total of two grade forgiveness opportunities – Check the Catalog for specific details!!! Academic Policy
  13. 13. Grade Replacement • Entered before Fall 2006 - Upon receiving a grade of D or F in a course, a student may, after filing an intent to do so, replace the grade by repeating the course. The second grade earned, whether higher or lower, will be used in calculating the grade point average unless the second grade is a W. Academic Policy
  14. 14. Grade Exclusion • Entered after Fall 2006 - Upon receiving a D or F in a course, a student may file a request with the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration for grade exclusion if they are planning on changing their major. Academic Policy
  15. 15. Low GPA? 60+credits? It may be time to consider a degree in University Studies to complete a bachelor degree and move on to the next goal in your life. To Learn More Visit: BS in University Studies University Studies

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