[TACRAO] Listserv SMU: Major/Degree Plan Specific GPAs and Graduation

Hall, John A. (University Registrar) jhall at mail.smu.edu
Thu Aug 23 23:04:32 CDT 2018


Sam -
Please see below for SMU.
Hope your Fall is off to a good start.
John

From: tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu [mailto:tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu] On Behalf Of Sam Carrell
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2018 8:39 AM
Subject: [TACRAO] Listserv Major/Degree Plan Specific GPAs and Graduation

Registrar Colleagues,

Our campus has been asked to look into major/degree plan specific GPA calculations that are separate from the overall cumulative GPA, and how those may interact with graduation. Toward this end, we wanted to gather information about how other campuses handle these sorts of 'special' GPAs. Any information you can provide in response to the set of questions below would be greatly appreciated.


Major Specific GPA:

Ø  Does your campus compute a separate GPA specific to courses in the student's major?     YES

o   If so, is this calculated in your SIS, or is it a manual calculation?                                  DEGREE PROGRESS REPORT

o   If so, is this GPA listed anywhere on your official transcripts, and if so, where?       NO



Degree Plan GPA:

Ø  Does your campus compute a separate GPA specific to courses actually applied toward the student's degree plan (e.g. major + gen ed/core + any minors or specializations, minus any courses they took for a prior major or 'just for fun') during degree checkout?      NO

o   If so, is this calculated in your SIS, or is it a manual calculation?                                                                NA

o   If so, is this GPA listed anywhere on your official transcripts, and if so, where?                                      NA

Degree Posting:

Ø  If your campus computes either of the GPAs listed above, are either/both included in the information block reflecting students' completed degrees?     NO

o   If so, do they replace the cumulative GPA in that block, or are they included in addition to it?                                                                                          NA

Ø  Does your campus have a policy that would allow a student who has a major/degree plan specific GPA in the 'good standing' range (e.g. 2.00+) to graduate while their cumulative GPA indicates a negative standing (e.g. 1.99 or worse)?                                                                                                                                   NO.                                   We would more make an exception the other way.

Thank you,

Dr. Sam Carrell, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Associate Registrar
Office of the Registrar
The University of Texas at Tyler
Ph: (903) 565-5925
Fax: (903) 565-5705

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