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09/12/13

Is Your UB Grade Point Average below a 2.0?

Posted September 12, 2013 in Academic & Other Workshops

Is Your UB Grade Point Average below a 2.0? If the answer is yes, then you are not in Good Academic Standing and you have a Grade Point Deficit.

What is a Grade Point Deficit? First you need to know how a Grade Point Average is computed. If your course is Letter Graded, each Letter Grade has a specific numerical value: A = 4.0, A- = 3.67, B+ = 3.33, B = 3.0, etc Refer the Explanation of Grades – Undergraduate Catalog.

Each course is taken for a specific number of credit hours. To determine the number of Grade Points earned for a course, multiply the number of credit hours by the Grade Point value for the Letter Grade. Ex: Student took a 3.0 credit hour course, and earn a final grade of B+. The student would have earned 9.99 Grade Points for that course (3.0 * 3.33 [B+]).

To be considered to be in Good Academic Standing a student meeds to earn a 2.0 or higher Grade Point Average. (Academic Standards Review – Undergraduate Catalog). If you have a UB GPA below a 2.0, then you have a Grade Point Deficit.
Computing a GPA and Grade Point Deficit

If you have a Grade Point Deficit, you should me with an academic advisor immediately to discuss strategies to get back into Good Academic Standing. ref=”http://advising.buffalo.edu/directory/index.php”>Undergraduate Advising Directory