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Student Handbook


Student Classifcation and G.P.A.

 

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.