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Undergraduate Academic Standing FAQs

The first step in improving your TESU GPA is to identify the TESU courses that are causing it to be below a 2.0.

All C-, D, F and IF grades in TESU courses are negatively affecting your TESU GPA. You can identify these courses on your academic evaluation. In the case of a C- or D grade, it may be listed as fulfilling a general education degree requirement. All F and IF grades will be listed in final section of the evaluation titled "Other Courses".

For courses in which you have an F or IF, you should consider repeating the exact same course and earning a grade of C or better. This new grade will remove the F or IF grade in the calculation of the TESU GPA altogether and the new grade will be used. For example, if you took Introduction to Psychology and have an IF or F grade, when you retake Introduction to Psychology and earn a passing grade (A, B, C or D), the passing grade will be calculated into your TESU GPA and the F or IF no longer will be counted at all in your TESU GPA.

For courses in which you earned a C- or D grade, the decision to repeat the exact same course is not so straightforward. In some cases, courses with C- or D grades can be used to fulfill general education requirements. If this is the case on your evaluation, you have two options:

  1. repeat the exact same course to replace the C- or D grade in the TESU GPA with the new, better grade (as in the scenario for the If or F grade above), or
     
  2. take other TESU courses needed to fulfill your degree requirements and work to earn C, B and A grades to offset the C- or D. This will bring your TESU GPA up more slowly but it may be your preferred method instead of retaking a course that is already fulfilling a degree requirement.

You may wish to use a GPA calculator to assist with these decisions. Be sure to count all course grades and all credit amounts in the calculation.  https://www.chesapeake.edu/students/raise-my-gpa

We are prepared to assist you in making these decisions. We encourage you to contact us early in the process so we can help you develop a plan that meets your degree and TESU GPA requirements and keeps you on track to graduation

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