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  1. Information 101 What you need to know!

  2. Where can I find my GPA? Degree Progress Report Transcript (on WISER)

  3. Academic Standing • Dean’s List: varies by college. • CLA: 9 credits/ 3.2 • Good Standing • Alert • Warning • Probation • Extended Probation • Suspension • Dismissal http://www.umb.edu/academics/undergraduate/office/policies.html

  4. GPA Calculation http://www.umb.edu/students/registrar/grading.html

  5. How is GPA calculated? Multiplythe grade points for each course by the number of credit hours each course is worth. The resulting value is referred to as “Quality Points” Addtogether earned quality points for all courses completed in a semester Dividethe sum by the total number of completed semester credit hours Credit Hours Grade GradePts Quality Pts ENGL 101 3 C- 1.7 5.1 PHIL 108 3 B- 2.7 8.1 MATH115 3 C- 1.7 5.1 SPAN 101 3 C- 1.7 5.1 TOTAL: 1223.4 23.4 (Quality Pts) ÷ 12 (credit hrs) = 1.95  semester GPA

  6. GPA Calculator • UC Berkley • http://academicservices.berkeley.edu/advising/resources/gpa/ • Bridgewater State University • http://www.bridgew.edu/aac/gpa_calculator.cfm • http://www.bridgew.edu/aac/gpa_calculator_target.cfm *Note: These calculators are for estimating purpose only.

  7. Pass/Fail Grading Option • May take 1 course each semester on a pass/fail basis, up to a maximum of 8 • Students who successfully complete a course will earn a “P”, credit towards graduation, with no impact on GPA • Students who fail, results in no credit earned and a negative impact on GPA • Be sure to check the requirements of your college or program before choosing the P/F option • Students should talk to faculty and advisor before declaring a course P/F • Student can declare P/F via WISER http://www.umb.edu/students/registrar/regulations/pass-fail.html

  8. Example of “P” Pass/Fail With Letter Grade With Pass/Fail ENGL 101: C MATH 115: C PHIL108: C PSYCH100: D Semester GPA: 1.75 ENGL101: C MATH115: C PHIL108: C PSYCH100: P Semester GPA: 2.0

  9. Example of “F” Pass/Fail With Letter Grade With Pass/Fail ENGL 101: C MATH115: C PHIL108: F PSYCH100: C Semester GPA: 1.5 ENGL 101: C MATH115: C PHIL108: F PSYCH100: C Semester GPA: 1.5

  10. Course Withdrawal • Students may withdraw from individual courses, and will be given a grade of "W", which will remain on your record but will not affect your GPA • There are no refunds for course withdrawals (students are still financially responsible) • Students should talk to faculty and advisor before withdrawing • Students withdraw via WISER http://www.umb.edu/students/registrar/regulations/withdraw.html

  11. Incomplete INC + 1 year = IF = F http://www.umb.edu/students/registrar/regulations/incomplete.html

  12. Repeat Policy • Students can retake a maximum of four courses • Both attempts will appear on transcript • Only the second attempt counts towards GPA calculation • Credit can only be earned once • Students can not retake a course if they have already taken a more advanced course (can not repeat SPAN 101 after passing SPAN102) http://www.umb.edu/academics/undergraduate/office/policies.html

  13. Resources • Academic Support Services- CC-1-1300 • Subject tutoring, Math Resource Center, Reading, Writing, & Study Strategy Center, & Skills Workshops • Counseling Center- Quinn- 2- 39 • Health Center- Quinn- 2- 40 • Ross Center- CC- UL- 240 • Career Services- CC- 1- 1300

  14. Financial Aid • Students must make “Satisfactory Academic Progress” to keep their financial aid • 2.0 or better GPA required after year 2 • Must complete 67% of attempted courses

  15. Next Steps • Meet with an advisor! • Assess where you are this semester • Make a plan for next semester