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Academic Standing

 

Minimum GPA Requirements

Semester and cumulative grade point average (GPA) requirements are as follows.

  • Sem. I – 1.70
  • Sem. II – 1.80
  • Sem. III – 1.90
  • Sem. IVff – 2.00

A cululative GPA applies to academic good standing requirements after a student's first 12 credits are earned.  Failure to meet these minimums results in academic probation.

Full-time Students

Full-time student status is defined as 12 credits or more.  To be in good academic standing both the semester and the cumulative GPA must meet the minimum GPA reuirements.  

Part-time Students

Part-time student status is defined as fewer than 12 credits.  To be in good standing, the cumulative GPA must meet the minimum GPA requirements.

Summer Session Students

Summer session students are limited to nine credits; therefore, all summer session students hold part-time status.  Grade points earned in a summer session do not affect a student's previous semester GPA.  Grade points earned in a summer session do affect a student's cumulative GPA.

Transfer Students

Academic standing of transfer students is determined by the GPA earned at a student's moste recent institution.  The number of semesters completed at other institutions is used to determine the minimum GPA requirements.  After matriculation the GPA of transfer students is computed using only Martin Luther College credits.