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Academic Policy Changes

There are two important academic policy changes approved last academic year that take effect with the start of the Fall 2013 term.

+/- GRADES
Grade options for undergraduate courses are as follows:

Grade Points
A 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C 2.0
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3
D 1.0
D- 0.7
F 0


UNDERGRADUATE SUSPENSION POLICIES
The undergraduate suspension policies have changed for students who first matriculate to RU in Fall 2013 and thereafter. (Note: The suspension policies have not changed for students who first matriculated to RU prior to Fall 2013.)  The new suspension policies are as follows:
 
New Student Suspension Policy
Any new (freshman or transfer), full-time (as of the census date) student who has a GPA below 1.00 at the conclusion of the first semester of enrollment will be suspended.  The student will not be allowed to continue in the next wintermester and spring semester (if the student first enrolled in the fall) or summer sessions and fall semester (if the student first enrolled in the spring).
 
No exceptions to the academic suspension policy will be made for new students.
 
Continuing Student Suspension Policy
The academic suspension threshold for continuing students is determined by the number of hours attempted, according to the following scale:
 
Hours    Attempted Cumulative GPA to Avoid Suspension
13-23                1.00
24-35                1.50
36-47                1.80
48 or more        2.00
 
Continuing students may attend wintermester (if suspension follows a fall semester) or summer sessions (if suspension follows spring semester) at Radford University to improve their GPAs and avoid being suspended for the subsequent spring or fall semester.  Courses taken at other institutions will not affect the student’s Radford University GPA.
 
No exceptions to the academic suspension policy will be made for continuing students.