|Course||Grade Value||(Multiply)||Credit Hours Atempted||(Equals)||Grade Points|
Divide 32 (Grade Points Column) by 16 (Credit Hours Attempted Column) to determine GPA: 32/16 = 2.00 GPA.
Courses Included and Excluded in GPA and Degree Requirements
The University assigns institutional credit to all developmental courses in reading (EDUC 105), mathematics (MATH 105, 106), study skills (USTU 100), study skills lab (PSY 100, SOC 199), and writing (ENGL 105, 106). Some students must complete these courses in addition to the degree requirements.
Institutional credit does not apply to the hours required for graduation, major requirements, general education requirements, or electives. Institutional credit is not included in the calculation of grade point averages for graduation or honors. The University calculates a continuation GPA that includes developmental studies courses that determines the student's academic standing and eligibility to continue to enroll in courses until that student has completed all required developmental courses.
Freshman students who are required or who volunteer to enroll in developmental studies courses should successfully complete the required courses within the first 42 attempted hours counting both institutional and regular credit. Transfer students should complete required developmental courses within 30 attempted hours following initial enrollment at UTC.
To exit the developmental studies program, students must have a grade of C or above in each required developmental studies courses.
Retention and Continuation Standards
In order to continue in residence at UTC, students must earn a minimum grade point average in accordance with the following scale of attempted hours:
|Hours Attempted||Continuation GPA Required|
|56 and above||2.0|
Students on probation who do not enroll for one or more semesters and return with no transfer work are readmitted on probation.
Students on probation who do not enroll for one or more semesters and return with transfer work will have the transfer work evaluated and the appropriate standing based upon GPA will be applied.
Students on suspension who do not enroll for one or more semesters and return with no transfer work will be admitted on probation.
Students on suspension who do not enroll for one or more semesters and return with transfer work and at least a 2.0 GPA will have the transfer work evaluated and the appropriate standing based upon GPA will be applied. If the student is denied admission because the GPA on the transfer work does not meet the required 2.0 GPA, the student must apply for readmission through the Admissions Committee.
Students who were dismissed and return with our without transfer work must appeal for readmission through the Admissions Committee. Students who receive approval for readmission will then be classified as follows:
Students who have no transfer work will be classified as on probation.
Students who submit transfer work that meets the 2.0 GPA requirement will receive appropriate credit for the transfer work and be classified accordingly.
Students who submit transfer work that does not meet the 2.0 GPA requirements will receive appropriate credit for the transfer work and be readmitted on probation.
Academic warning is a cautionary notice to the student that the semester GPA is below 1.0 and that continued academic performance at this low level may lead to probation, suspension, or dismissal. Students may be placed on probation or may be suspended or dismissed without having received such a warning notice since these academic actions are closely linked to the overall grade point average. Academic warnings do not appear on the academic record.
The University classifies a student as on academic probation when the cumulative GPA is less than the required level for retention and continuation. A student on academic probation may enroll in courses for the subsequent semester. If the student's cumulative GPA for the subsequent semester is equal to or greater than the retention and continuation standard, the student is reclassified as in good standing. If the student's cumulative GPA remains below the continuation standard but the student earns at least a 2.0 semester GPA the probation status will be extended for another semester. If the student does not earn a 2.0 semester GPA their status is changed to academic suspension. If the student has been previously suspended they will be dismissed.
The University classifies freshmen admitted "On Condition" as on academic probation. These students must earn a minimum 1.0 grade point average in the first semester of attendance.