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Probation

Probation and Drop Rules and Advice

Students who have been dropped should consult with the Associate Dean in the Office of Academic Programs, 206 Engineering Hall.

Summary of Probation and Drop Rules

Probation Rule Why you are on probation To avoid being dropped Drop Rule
Semester GPA less than 1.0 – drop rule, no probation Not Possible 17
1A Semester GPA less than 2.0 GPA of 2.0 or better in next semester 17
1B Cumulative GPA between 1.75 and 1.99 GPA of 2.25 or better in next semester 17
1C Cumulative GPA less than 1.75 GPA of 2.33 or better in next semester 17
1E, 1G or 1H Dean's Prerogative
"almost dropped, last chance"
(code depends on GPA to achieve)
Meet specified GPA 18
1P Departmental probation Meet specified conditions 18
1T TGPA less than 2.0
(Technical GPA = cumulative GPA
in all ECE courses except ECE 316)
Bring TGPA over 2.0 18
2.25 GPA Rule Courses This is not a probation rule. However, you may not sign up for BIOE 220, 302, 303, 414, 415, etc. if your GPA is less than 2.25 in core courses Retake courses to bring their average over 2.25. No drop action

(7/23/2018)

Technical GPA Probation

Definition of Technical Grade Point Average (TGPA)

TGPA Example

Cumulative: Adding 1 class at a time (Bold: end result per semester)
Class Hrs Letter Grade Num. Grade Num. Pts Hrs Num. Pts TGPA  
MATH 221 4 C 2 8 4 8 2.000 Semester 1
PHYS 211 4 C 2 8 9 16 2.000
MATH 231 4 D 1 4 12 20 1.667 Semester 2
CHEM 104 3 B- 2.667 8 15 28 1.667
CS 101 3 D- 0.667 2 18 30 1.667
CS 101 3 C+ 2.333 7 21 37 1.762 Semester 3
BIOE 202 2 B+ 3.333 6.667 23 43.667 1.899
BIOE 201 3 D- 0.667 2 26 45.667 1.756
CHEM 232 4 B+ 3.333 13.333 30 59 1.967 Semester 4

*The student repeated CS 101 without “grade replacement”. The grade is not replaced but counts as if another BIOE class has been taken.

* The student is (at least) on 1T probation for two semesters in a row (2, and 3) because the TGPA is below 2.0.

* The student is on the drop list for semester 3 (did not raise TGPA above 2.0): the case is individually reviewed by the chief adviser.

Additional Remarks

Could the situation have been prevented?

* The C grade in Math 221 predicts low grades in Math classes for semester 2; three technical classes was not a good idea.

* the D- grade in CS 101 predicts the combination CS 101 + BIOE 201 will be difficult in semester 3; the student should have postponed BIOE 201.

(7/23/2018)

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