The University Success Center

University Advising Services

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Academic Probation and GPA

Proactive advising (or intrusive advising) involves reaching out to students to provide a mandated advising contact who will provide advice and resources to help students become successful.

Proactive advising is provided to the following:

We want to assist you in constructing an academic plan to achieve success at UNA.

Why am I on probation?

According to University policy, a student will be placed on academic probation at the end of any term in which the student’s cumulative GPA falls below the following:

Cumulative Hours Earned

Minimum Cumulative GPA

0-31

1.60

32-63

1.85

64-95

1.95

96 - above

2.00

 

How do I get off probation?

Student with face paintedProbationary status may be removed by achieving the minimum cumulative GPA for the student’s classification.

What is Probation Continued?

If you are currently on probation and achieve a GPA of 2.0(C) or better for the term but your cumulative GPA remains below the minimum cumulative GPA required for you classification, probation is continued.

If I’m on probation, how do I keep from being suspended?

Every semester that you are on probation, you must earn a 2.0 GPA for that term. University policy states that a student on academic probation is placed on academic suspension for one semester at the end of any semester or term in which the student fails to maintain a 2.0 G.P.A. on the work attempted during that period.

I was readmitted this semester after being suspended, what does my semester GPA need to be this semester?

You must earn a 2.0 every semester or you will be suspended for 1 year.

I was readmitted this semester after being suspended for 1 year, what does my semester GPA need to be this semester?

You must earn a 2.0 every semester or you will be dismissed for 3 years.

How do I calculate my GPA?

Here are the simple steps to calculate your GPA.

  1. Begin by drawing off 5 columns on a sheet of paper.
  2. List all of your courses in Column 1.
  3. Write down the letter grade value in Column 2.
  4. Enter the letter grade value in column 3. This grade value is per credit hour that the course is worth. A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1, F = 0
  5. Enter the course credit hours in Column 4. These may be found in your schedule of classes or course descriptions in your catalog.
  6. Multiply the line items in Column 3 by the line items in Column 4. These are your quality points for Column 5. [Multiply because the letter grade value is based on one credit hour. If the course is a 3 credit hour course and a grade of “B” is earned, then 9 quality points are earned. (3 point grade value for a “B” x 3 credit hour course = 9 quality points)].
  7. Sum up credit hours in Column 4.
  8. Sum up quality points in Column 5.
  9. Divide the number of quality points by the credit hours to get your GPA.

EXAMPLE

Name of Course

Letter Grade

Letter Grade Value

Credit Hours for Course

Quality Points

EN 111

B

3

3

 9

HI 201

C

2

3

 6

CS 110

C

2

3

 6

GE 111

B

3

4

12

PE 106

A

4

1

 4

TOTALS

            14

            37

CALCULATIONS  

37/14 = 2.64 GPA

 

Success Center Staff

Dr. Robert Koch Jr.

University Success Center Director

Center for Writing Excellence Director

The Commons 223

256.765.4131

rtkoch@una.edu

 

Ms. Tammy D. Rhodes

Administrative Assistant

The Commons 204

256.765.4722

256.765.4764 (FAX)

tdrhodes@una.edu

 

Dr. Amy E. Crews

University Advising Services Director

Active Suspension Coordinator

The Commons 221

256.765.4437

aecrews@una.edu

 

Dr. Robert Koch Jr.

Interim First-Year Experience Coordinator

The Commons 223

256.765.4131

rtkoch@una.edu

 

Dr. Kathleen Richards

Center for Writing Excellence

Assistant Director

Collier Library Basement

256.765.6015

karichards@una.edu

 

Prof. Marlow B. McCullough

Mathematics Learning Center Director

The Commons 217

256.765.5084

mmccullough@una.edu

 

Learning Support Coordinator

Academic Advisor

The Commons 220

256.765.4722

 

Ms. Kenda H. Rusevlyan

Testing Coordinator

University Advisor

The Commons 214

256.765.4773

khrusevlyan@una.edu

 

Ms. Elizabeth C. Haggerty

University Advisor

The Commons 213

256.765.4722

echaggerty@una.edu

 

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