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5.

The "combined" GPA will be used in determining financial aid eligibility.

6.

The "combined" GPA will be used in determining athletic eligibility.

G.

For the purpose of increasing mastery in a course when such is necessary for successful

performance in a subsequent course or for the purpose of increasing the grade point

average (and only for these purposes) institutions may permit students to repeat courses

in which their final grades are C or lower.

H.

Thus, in computing the grade point average, the question of how to count repeat courses

must be specifically addressed in the catalog or bulletin of each institution, and courses

may not be repeated more than twice (three attempts) unless the grades in the third and

subsequent attempts are used in calculating the quality point average.

I.

Students may be permitted to repeat a course in which a grade of B or higher was earned

only with the approval of the chief academic officer as an exception to this policy.

III.

Retention Standards

A.

GPAGPACommunity Colleges

1.

The minimum quality point average required to achieve the associate degree is 2.0.

2.

In addition, a student who fails during any term to attain a cumulative GPA at or

above the level indicated below for the credit hours attempted will be placed on

academic probation for the subsequent term.

3.

Required Semester System Cumulative Hours Attempted GPA

a.

0-14 No minimum

b.

14.1 - 26.0 1.0

c.

26.1 - 40.0 1.4

d.

40.1 - 48.0 1.7

e.

48.1 - 56.0 1.9

f.

56.1 - and above 2.0

4.

At the end of the next term of enrollment, a student on academic probation who has

failed to attain either the above cumulative standard or a 2.0 GPA for that term will

be suspended for a minimum of one term. The summer term may not be counted as