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```									Academic Policies

ABAC 1000
• If you want to be successful at ABAC, you
should be familiar with the college’s
• The most reliable source for academic
policy information is the college catalog.
• You are responsible for knowing and
understanding the information contained in
the catalog.
•   A=4          • To determine your
•   B=3            GPA, you need to
know the point
•   C=2            value of each grade.
•   D=1          • These are the only
influence GPA.
•   WF = 0
• These grades have no effect on any GPA:
– W (Withdrawal)
– I (Incomplete)
– IP (In Progress)
Withdrawal
• A grade of W is assigned when you
withdraw from a course before the mid-term
Incomplete
• If the term is almost over and a circumstance arises that
keeps you from finishing a course, you may be able to
receive an Incomplete. You will need to discuss this with
your individual instructors, and if they agree, you will need
to make up the work at a later time.
• If you receive an I, there are two things you need to
remember.
– First, do NOT sign up for the class in the next term; you
will make up the work and your instructor will send in a
– Second, you must make up the work within an
an “F.”
In Progress
• An IP will be assigned usually in a Learning
Support class. This means you have not
failed the course, but you have not met the
requirements to exit the class.
Determining Quality Points
• The quality points earned in a particular
class are determined by:
– Hours Credit X Grade Quality Points
• EXAMPLE: C in ENGL 1101(3 hrs. credit)
3 hrs. X 2 pts. (C) = 6 Quality Points
• EXAMPLE: B in PHED 1106 (1 hr. credit)
1 hr. X 3 pts. (B) = 3 Quality Points
GPA Calculation
• GPA is calculated using the following
computation:

Total Quality Points Earned divided by
the Total Number of Hours Attempted
Sample GPA
Course      Grade Credit X Points = Quality
Hours    Value    Points
ENGL 1101       B     3    X   3    =   9
MATH 1111       C        3    X   2   =   6
HIST 2112       D        3    X   1   =   3
ABAC 1000       A        1    X   4   =   4
PHED 1100       A        2    X   4   =   8
TOTALS                   12               30
30 pts./12 hrs. = 2.5 GPA

A student can have as many as
four different GPAs
Types of GPAs
• 1. INSTITUTIONAL GPA - calculated by
using the grades from all classes, including
Learning Support. If a course is repeated,
only the MOST RECENT grade is used. If
you earn a lower grade on the latest attempt,
it will still be the grade used.
– This GPA is used to determine Academic
Standing
Types of GPAs

• 2. REGENTS’ GPA - calculated
using all grades for courses numbered
1000 or higher. If you repeat a course,
it includes ALL attempts.
– This GPA is used by many receiving
institutions for transfer students
Types of GPAs
• 3. GRADUATION GPA - This GPA includes
only the grades earned in courses satisfying degree
requirements.
– If a course is repeated, only the MOST
– You must have at least a 2.0 Graduation GPA
in order to graduate from ABAC. It is possible
that your institutional GPA is a 2.0 or higher
graduation GPA will also be the GPA used to
Types of GPAs

• 4. HOPE GPA - This GPA includes
If a course is repeated, all attempts
count.
• GOOD

– Academic Standing is based on each student’s
cumulative Institutional GPA
• Academic Standing is based on the
Institutional GPA relative to the number of
credit hours attempted.
• As total hours attempted increase, the
minimum IGPA for Probation and
Suspension increases accordingly

• Total Hrs. Attempted   • Min. Cum. IGPA
•       0 - 12           •       1.5
•      13 - 24           •       1.6
•      25 - 36           •       1.7
•      37 - 48           •       1.8
•      49 - 60           •       1.9
•      60+               •       2.0
• Enrollment limited to 14 hrs. maximum
• Required to seek assistance through the
program
– In the AIM program, you will be assigned to an
AIM advisor with whom you will meet to
• Students on Academic Probation may be in
jeopardy of losing financial aid
Total Hrs. Attempted   Min. Cum. IGPA
•       0 - 24         •     No minimum
•      25 - 36         •      1.5
•      37 - 48         •      1.6
•      49 - 60         •      1.7
•      60+             •      1.8
• The minimum cumulative GPA for academic
suspension also increases as the number of
attempted hours increase.
• The first time you are suspended you will have to
sit out one term.
• The second or subsequent time you will have to sit
out one academic year, which is three terms.
• You should be aware of the fact that if you are
suspended from ABAC, you will not be allowed to
enter any other University System of Georgia
institution.
• Graduation papers should be completed and turned in
to the Registrar’s Office during the first weeks of the
term you plan to graduate. Follow
• All graduation requirements can be found in the college
determine your appropriate catalog term for your
• Each major has different course requirements.
• With a few exceptions, there are some graduation
requirements that apply to all students. These
requirements are…
Requirements
• PHED 1100 Health & Wellness (except
Nursing majors)
• 2 Activity PE’s
• Computer Competency
• Speech Competency
• Regents’ Exam
Regents’ Test
• All transfer programs require the Regents’ Test
• Several of the career-technological programs at ABAC require
Regents’ Test
• You should take the Regents’ Exam while enrolled in ENGL
1102 or as soon as possible after earning a C or better in ENGL
1101.
• If you fail any or both parts of the exam, you will be required to
take the appropriate remediation course before attempting the
exam again.

• Don’t wait until your last term to take this exam; if you fail,
you will not be able to graduate as planned.
If you have a question…
• Any time you have a question, research it until
you find the answer. The college catalog is an
excellent source of information.