HOPE Scholarship GPA Continuation Requirements

For HOPE Scholarship purposes, your HOPE GPA is calculated differently than your Institutional GPA. Your HOPE GPA includes ALL credits received after high school graduation including developmental and repeated courses. We do not include any credits received prior to high school graduation. For example, we do not count dual enrollment courses in your HOPE GPA.

To find your HOPE GPA, you must go through your MyMocsNet account, under the 'Money Tab'. Your HOPE GPA is not listed on your academic transcript. Check out our Where Do I Find My HOPE GPA/Hours - Tutorial for assistance.

24, 48 attempted HOPE hours checkpoint

  • 2.75 HOPE Cumulative GPA

72, 96, 120 attempted HOPE hours checkpoint

  • 3.0 HOPE Cumulative GPA or
  • *2.75-2.99 HOPE Cumulative GPA AND 3.0 HOPE semester GPA in your last semester 1.

*Click here for additional information about receiving HOPE on the Provisional Method under this GPA range. There are additional rules and requirements associated with this scholarship.

HOPE Scholarship Enrollment Continuation Requirements

For HOPE Scholarship purposes there are enrollment statuses a student must maintain to continue receiving the scholarship. If you change your enrollment status in one of the following ways, you are in jeopardy of forfeiting your HOPE Scholarship. Forfeiture means you are no longer eligible for the HOPE Scholarship for all future terms.

You will forfeit your HOPE Scholarship if one of the following occurs. You may appeal your enrollment change if it was the result of an extreme circumstance. Please review the How Do I Get My HOPE Back page for more information.

  • You have totally withdrawn from UTC after the 14th day of classes (last day to drop before a W is received);
  • You have dropped below full time enrollment (or from part time to less than 6 credit hours) after the 14th day of classes (last day to drop before a W is received);
  • You have taken off a Fall or Spring semester (attending one credit hour will maintain your HOPE eligibility);

If one of the following occurs, you will forfeit your HOPE Scholarship and there is no appeal even if it was the result of an extreme circumstance.


NOTE - After the 15th day of the fall or spring term, students changing from 3/4 to 1/2 time (OR from 1/2 time to less than 1/2 time), may owe part of their HOPE Scholarship funds back to the program. Summer students should review our Summer HOPE information link for more information. Please contact UTC's HOPE Scholarship Coordinator beforehand to determine if this will affect your award.

1 It is a common misconception that you must be a full time student to receive the HOPE Scholarship. The only full time enrollment status requirement is for Provisional Method Hope Scholarship Recipients (summer excluded). For all other HOPE Scholarship awards you must be enrolled in at least 6 hours to receive any portion of HOPE funds. For under 12 hours, you will receive a prorated amount of HOPE.


Visit the official Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation's website for information on HOPE scholarship programs, application procedures, deadlines and award amounts.