Our University uses a 4.0 scale for calculation of Grade Point Average (GPA).
How GPA is calculated
For undergraduate students, only grades earned at A&M-Corpus Christi will be used to calculate your GPA at the University as used in determination of your academic rank and eligibility for graduation. If you are a graduate student, your GPA is computed both on all graduate work taken at this University AND in your present program of study.
Calculate your GPA
GPA is determined by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the number of semester credit hours taken for a qualitative grade.
- Multiply each grade by the number of credit hours for that course.
- Total the Semester Credit Hours and Grade Points.
||Semester Credit Hours
||A = 4
||B = 3
||A = 4
||C = 2
- Divide the total Grade Points by the total Credit Hours:
41 divided by 13 = 3.15 GPA
GPA Requirements for Undergraduate Students
For undergraduate students, a minimum GPA of 2.0 (C) on a 4.0 scale in all work taken and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in your major field of study are required. Specific academic programs may require a higher grade point average in the major.
- Scholastic Probation and Removal from Probation for Undergraduates - An undergraduate student whose cumulative A&M-Corpus Christi GPA falls below 2.0 on academic work done at the University is placed on scholastic probation. A student is removed from scholastic probation after completing a semester or summer term at A&M-Corpus Christi during which a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or greater is achieved.
- Suspension - A student who is on scholastic probation and who fails to make a minimum GPA of 2.0 for any semester or term is placed on academic suspension. A student suspended for the first time may not enroll at the University for the next long-session semester (fall or spring) and any intervening summer session. A student suspended for the second time will be suspended for one year. After a first or second suspension, a student may re-enroll on probationary status. The student must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 for that and all subsequent semesters and terms until a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is attained. A student who does not attain this GPA is placed on suspension again. Under extraordinary circumstances, academic suspension is appealable to the student's academic dean.
- Dismissal - A third suspension results in dismissal from the University. In most cases, a student who is dismissed because of three suspensions is not readmitted to the University. The student may, however, petition for a review of the case after a period of two calendar years. Information on procedures may be obtained from the Office of Admissions and Records. Readmission is permitted only in exceptional circumstances and if authorized by the dean of the college to which admission is sought. If the student does not attain the required GPA (as described above) after such readmittance, the student is dismissed and may not petition for readmission for a period of a minimum of five calendar years.
GPA Requirements for Graduate Students
Graduate students, including degree-seeking, certificate-seeking, and non-degree-seeking students, are considered in “good academic standing,” making satisfactory academic progress, if they maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on all graduate course work; earn a 3.0 semester average on all course work; and earn a grade of S, IP, or CR on all course work that does not affect grade point average. A higher GPA may be required by some programs. In such cases, the higher standard will be substituted for 3.0 in the discussion below.
Minimum grade requirement - Only grades of A, B, C, S (Satisfactory), and CR (Credit) are acceptable for graduate credit. IP (In Progress) is considered acceptable with respect to the minimum grade requirement. Grades of D, F, U (Unsatisfactory) or NC (No Credit) are not accepted for graduate credit at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. No more than two grades of C earned at this university will be accepted as credit for any graduate program.
Other scholastic requirements - Satisfactory academic performance may also include specific program requirements which can include, and are not limited to, satisfactory research performance, a satisfactory GPA in the major, satisfactory performance in examinations, such as the comprehensive examination, satisfactory performance in the program capstone course, or other specific program requirements.
- Scholastic Probation - A graduate student will be placed on scholastic probation if, at the end of any semester or term, the student’s cumulative GPA average falls below 3.0 and/or the student’s semester GPA is below 3.0 (or higher GPA set by the program). A graduate student receiving a grade of U (Unsatisfactory) in research, or a second C grade or lower will be placed on scholastic probation. A student must achieve a cumulative 3.0 GPA (or higher GPA if required by the program) within completion of the next 9 semester credit hours to be removed from scholastic probation if scholastic probation was due to unsatisfactory GPA. The courses included in the 9 semester hours must be approved by the program faculty for degree-seeking students. A student who receives a grade of U in research or two grades of C or less may be removed from scholastic probation after one (1) year if the student achieves a cumulative 3.0 GPA (or higher GPA if required by the program) or subsequently receives grades of S in research. A student will not be placed on scholastic probation in a graduating semester if the cumulative GPA is 3.0 or higher and there are no more than two C’s for courses on the degree plan.
- Enforced Withdrawal - A student who is on scholastic probation will be placed on enforced withdrawal if:
A student who is removed from scholastic probation will be placed on enforced withdrawal if the student receives a second grade of U in research or a grade of C or less. Enforced withdrawal is reflected on the student’s academic record.
- the student’s grade point average for any subsequent term or semester falls below 3.0, or
- the student receives a second grade of U in research, or
- the student receives a third grade of C or lower, or
- the student does not achieve the required cumulative GPA (3.0 or higher if required by the program) within completion of 9 semester hours.
- Reinstatement - A student on enforced withdrawal may not enroll in any graduate program for a minimum of 12 consecutive months. A student must reapply, meet current requirements for degree-seeking students, and be accepted by the University and the program to enroll for graduate studies following the period of enforced withdrawal. The application may be submitted prior to the requested enrollment date. Colleges or programs may develop additional procedures or requirements related to re-enrollment following enforced withdrawal. Please see the appropriate college or program section of the catalog for specific requirements.
- Effect of Scholastic Probation and Enforced Withdrawal on Financial Assistance or Veterans Benefits - Students receiving financial assistance should refer to the Suspension Policy in the Financial Assistance chapter of the Graduate Catalog. For additional information, they may contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Students receiving veterans’ benefits for education should contact the Veterans Affairs Office for specific policies concerning VA status if placed on scholastic probation or enforced withdrawal.