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At the end of each grading period each student's Shepherd University and cumulative grade point average is calculated. The calculation is determined by dividing the number of earned quality points by the number of quality hours. In the computation of the Shepherd and cumulative grade point average, a grade of I will not be included in the quality hours. When the grade of I is replaced by a passing or failing grade, the student's grade point average will be revised by the Office of the Registrar.
Freshman/New Transfer Students: At the conclusion of the first semester of attendance at Shepherd University, a student must attain a 2.0 Shepherd University and semester average. If the student fails to achieve a 2.0 in the first semester of residency, the student will be placed on academic probation. A student must then attain a 2.0 on all course work, excluding academic foundations courses, attempted during the next semester at Shepherd University. If the student fails to attain a 2.0 semester average during that next semester, that student will be suspended for the following semester.
Continuing Students: A student who has been enrolled for more than one semester and whose Shepherd University GPA or cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0 in any semester will be placed on probation. If the student fails to attain a 2.0 semester average during the next semester, that student will be suspended for the following semester.
To be removed from probation, a student must attain BOTH a 2.0 Shepherd University GPA and a cumulative GPA (includes course work attempted from other institutions).
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