What’s the difference between my Semester GPA and my Cumulative GPA?

  • Your Cumulative GPA is the one that qualifies you for Good Standing. It is the average of all the Semester GPAs you have earned at SNC. Here’s how they’re used:
  • To be in Good Standing, your Cumulative GPA must be at or above 2.0.
  • If you are on Probation, you must earn a Semester GPA of 2.0 or above each semester to avoid Academic Disqualification.     If you earn a Semester GPA of 2.0 or better, but your Cumulative GPA isn’t above 2.0 yet, you will continue on Probation for another semester.
  • If you are a Provisional admit, you must earn a Semester GPA of 2.0 or above in your first semester to avoid Probation.

Did you know?For each semester a student remains on probation, a probation notation stays on his or her transcript permanently! Study Hard!

When an SNC student is placed on Academic Probation, it signals a vulnerable time in that student’s academic career. Probationary status is noted permanently on the student’s transcript and cannot be removed. Nationwide, students who end up on probation have a statistically higher chance of never finishing college. These are important reasons why it is crucial for you to get into Good Standing as soon as possible.

If you find yourself admitted to SNC as a Provisional student, or become a Probation student when your GPA drops below 2.0, you will be referred to our department for advising.

Provisional and Probation students must do the following things to attend classes:

  • Contact Henry Conover, Director of Academic Support Services, before the beginning of the semester.
  • Register for 15 credits. Our department must approve your course selections.
  • Register for Strategies for College Success, for an additional 3 credit hours.
  • If you do not do all of these things before the semester starts, you will be Administratively Dropped from all your classes! Click here to contact Henry right now.
  • During the semester, you will also be required to do the following in order to ensure that you are making academic progress in each of your courses:
  • Meet with Henry regularly throughout the semester;
  • Attend Strategies for College Success consistently;
  • If you are a Probation Student, earn a Semester GPA of 2.00 or better to avoid Academic Disqualification;
  • If you are a Provisional Student, earn a Semester GPA of 2.00 or better to avoid being placed on Probation.