Grade Point Deficit
A grade point deficit is the difference between the grade points needed for a C average and the grade points earned on hours attempted. The following examples demonstrate this concept. It should be noted that a student can go from a position of good standing to academic warning, probation or suspension within one semester.
To maintain good standing, a C average, which is equal to two grade points per credit hour, must be maintained. The total credits attempted multiplied by two will establish the minimum number of grade points needed. From the grade record listed above on 12 credit hours, 12 times two (for a C average) = 24 grade points. Since 30 grade points were earned, this student is in good standing.
This student earned 11 grade points in the second semester. Added to the 30 grade points from the first semester, the student has earned 41 grade points. For the 27 credit hours attempted (12 + 15 = 27), the student would need 54 grade points (27 times 2) to maintain a C average. Therefore, this student has a 13 grade point deficit (54 – 41 = 13) and will be placed on academic probation.
In this example, the student earned six grade points on 13 semester hours; thus, 13 times 2 = 26 grade points needed for a C average. Since only six grade points were earned, this student would have a 20 point deficit and, therefore, would be suspended after just one semester.
GPA calculation using CF transcript information
Quality = the number of hours attempted that are calculated for GPA purposes (excludes courses with grades of W and N, as well as preparatory courses and courses that have been repeated).
Points = the number of grade points earned for GPA calculation purposes.
Deficit Points = Quality times 2 - Points