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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.

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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