Student classification is determined by the number of successfully completed credit hours. Classification is as follows:
Freshman = under 30 semester hours
Sophomore = 30 - 59 semester hours
Junior = 60 - 89 semester hours
Senior = 90 or more semester hours
The following grading system is effective for both graduate and undergraduate students:
A = 4 pts.
A - = 3.7 pts.
B + = 3.3 pts.
B = 3 pts.
B - = 2.7 pts.
C + = 2.3 pts.
C = 2 pts.
D = 1 pt.
F = 0 pts.
Undergraduate students will be placed on academic probation if their cumulative G.P.A. falls below the following levels: Freshman, 1.8; Sophomore, 2.0; Junior, 2.0; Senior, 2.0.
For undergraduates, satisfactory academic progress is defined as earning credit in at least 12 hours of course work per semester with a cumulative grade point average at/or above probation levels for courses taken at ESU. If a student takes developmental courses in English, mathematics, or reading, the hours do not count toward the degree and do not affect the student's classification.