Admissions and Standards Committee


Motion to Revise the Definition of Good Standing

Motion:

The following text is removed from Section 1360.10 of the 04-05 Catalog:

Students on warning or supervision are in good academic standing. Students on probation or exclusion are not in good academic standing.

The following text is added to this section:

A Georgia State University student is in good academic standing if he or she is eligible to enroll in courses.

Rationale:

Georgia State's policy on good standing is not in line with that of other research institutions. We hold our students to a significantly higher standard. The proposal would bring GSU in line with other research institutions. It is also relevant to note that GSU's exclusion policy is also more rigorous than other research institutions. As in many cases, a balance must be struck between challenging the students enough and challenging them too much. Given the rigor of our exclusions policy, it seems appropriate to bring GSU's good standing policy in line with national norms for research universities.

Background Information:

The good standing and exclusion rules at GSU other research institutions


GSU

Students are in good standing unless they are on probation or exclusion.

Students are placed on warning when their cumulative Georgia State GPA is below 2.0 and they were not on supervision or probation the previous semester in attendance.

Students are placed on supervision when their cumulative Georgia State GPA is below 2.0 and they were on warning the previous semester in attendance. However, students on warning who attempt 6 or more semester hours and earn a Georgia State term GPA of 2.3 or better will remain on warning.

Students are placed on probation when their cumulative Georgia State GPA is below 2.0 and they were on supervision the previous semester in attendance. However, students on supervision who attempt 6 or more semester hours and earn a Georgia State term GPA of 2.3 or better will remain on supervision.

Students are placed on exclusion when their cumulative Georgia State GPA is below 2.0 and they were on probation the previous semester in attendance. However, students on probation who attempt 6 or more semester hours and earn a Georgia State term GPA of 2.3 or better will remain on probation.


UGA

--Good standing is not defined.

--Students are excluded if they are below these cut offs for two consecutive semesters. However, they may be continued on probation provided they were enrolled for a minimum of 9 semester hours (6 semester hours during the summer semester) and earned a term average of 2.30 or higher.

1-19, 1.60

20-39, 1.70

40-59, 1.80

60-79, 1.90

80, 2.00


GA Tech

--Students not on academic probation are in good academic standing.

--Students go on warning if there cum GPA falls below these lines:

Freshmen, 1.70

Sophomores, 1.80

Juniors, 1.95

Seniors, 2.0

--Students go on probation if their term GPA is below 1.00

--Exclusion

(1) Be on warning and then have a term GPA below 1.00, or

(2) Be on probation and then have a cum GPA below the lines above.


NC State

--Good standing is not defined.

--Students are excluded if they are below this cum GPA line at the beginning and end of a spring semester.

1-35, 1.5

36-47, 1.6

48-59, 1.7

60-71, 1.8

72-83, 1.9

84 or more, 2.0


University of Florida

--The University of Florida defines a student in good standing if he or she is eligible to continue or to re-enroll at the university, even if on probation.

--Excluded if the student has a “grade point deficit” of 15 or more. Computation of a grade point deficit is dependent upon first calculating the grade point average. Multiply the total UF hours carried for a grade by 2 (for 2.0 GPA) and subtract the total grade points earned to determine the deficit. For instance, if a student has taken 100 hours for a grade, then 200 grade points are needed for a 2.0 GPA. If there are 196 grade points, there is a 4 point deficit.

--Example: a student with 100 hours needs a GPA of 1.86 to remain at the University of Florida.


Georgetown

--Good standing is not defined.

--Students are on probation if their cum GPA is below 2.0. Students who fail a course while on probation are eligible for suspension or dismissal as are those who fail two courses in a single semester or who accumulate a total of three failures while enrolled at Georgetown. In addition, students may be suspended or dismissed if their grade point averages fall below the following levels at the end of the academic year:

Freshman, 1.20

Sophmores, 1.70

Juniors, 1.90

--Those eligible for dismissal go before the Academic Standards Committee which makes the dismissal decision.


UNC

--Good standing is not defined

--To avoid exclusion a student must meet the following requirements:

A. a 1.500 cumulative grade-point average and 24 academic semester hours passed (cumulative) to begin the third semester-in-residence;

B. a 1.750 cumulative grade-point average and 51 academic semester hours passed (cumulative) to begin the fifth semester-in-residence;

C. a 1.900 cumulative grade-point average and 78 academic semester hours passed (cumulative) to begin the seventh semester-in-residence;

D. a 2.000 cumulative grade-point average and 105 academic semester hours passed (cumulative) to begin the ninth semester-in-residence.


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