Grade Point Average (GPA) & Quality Point Accumulation (QPA)
Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. Students whose GPA falls below 2.0 (1.75 and 1.5 for students with less than 25 and 13 earned credits, respectively) are placed on GPA Probation. Students on GPA Probation whose GPA does not increase after the following semester will be dismissed. Another requirement for remaining in good academic standing is a Quality Point Accumulation (QPA) of zero or better in the student's major courses. A QPA of zero is equivalent to "C" average in major. Students whose QPA falls below zero are placed on QPA Warning, and can be dismissed if their QPA becomes worse than 18.
Students who have withdrawn from courses totaling 12 or more credits within two academic years are placed on Withdrawal Warning. Removal from Withdrawal Warning is achieved after one year (or 24 credits) with completion of all courses attempted. Students on Withdrawal Warning will be subject to dismissal if they withdrew from 6 or more credits while on warning.
CUNY Proficiency Exam (CPE) Dismissal
Students who fail the CPE three times are subject to dismissal. The CPE must be passed prior to completing 61 credits. Students may appeal dismissal to Office of Academic Standards (NAC 5/216; ´8113).
CUNY/ACT Basic Skills Test in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics
Students who do not offer appropriate scores on National tests or the New York State Regents Examination must pass this examination, administered by the College, prior to registering. Students who fail the CUNY/ ACT Basic Skills Test must retake it and pass before their completion of 61 credits. Students failing to do so are not allowed to enroll in any additional upper division courses and may result in dismissal. Students may appeal to Office of Academic Standards (NAC 5/216; ´8113).
The faculty of the Grove School of Engineering defines the degree requirements, academic standards, and rules for students enrolled in the School and has jurisdiction over the courses offered. The Schools has a Committee on Course and Standing charged with overseeing enforcement of these matters and dealing with special cases and appeals. Students have the right to appeal to the appropriate Committee on Course and Standing any decision made by individual faculty members or administrators about these academic matters. The Committee on Course and Standing is the final authority on enforcement of curriculum, degree requirements, academic standards, grades and academic rules. It should be noted that most academic rules are enforced without exception.
All appeals are submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Affairs in Steinman Hall, room ST -209. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Affairs at 212 650-8020 for further information.
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