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Grade Point Average The grade point average is computed on the basis of all semester hours attempted for credit within the University of South Carolina system, except for hours carried on a pass fail basis. The GPA is not affected by courses taken on a noncredit or audit basis. The grade points earned in courses carried with a passing grade are computed by multiplying the number of semester hour credits assigned to the course by a factor determined by the grade. For courses in which the grade of A is earned, the factor is 4; for B+, 3.5; for B, 3; for C+, 2.5; for C, 2; for D+, 1.5 and for D, 1. The grade point average is determined by dividing the sum total of all grade points by the total number of hours attempted for credit (excepting hours carried on a pass fail basis). No grade points are assigned beginning of each semester. Graduation Rate. The Student Right-to-Know Act requires higher education institu-full- time, degree-seeking students. In the case of four-year institutions, the rate is based on the number of those students who transferred from other institutions and graduated from USC Upstate, or those who transferred from USC Upstate to other four-year institutions and graduated. The graduation rate also is affected by students who change from full-time to part-time status, who discontinue studies and later return, and who drop out permanently. Graduation Rate The Student Right-to-Know Act requires higher education institutions that receive federal funds to report gradua-four- year institutions, the rate is based on the number of those students who graduate within six years of enroll-graduated from USC Upstate, or those who transferred from USC Upstate to other four-year institutions and graduated. The graduation rate also is affected by students who change from full-time to part-time status, who discontinue studies and later return, and who drop out permanently Graduation with Honors Refer to the USC Upstate Academic Catalog on-line for information on graduating with honors or check with the Annual Notice to Students Annually, the University of South Carolina Upstate informs students of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. This Act, with which the institution intends to comply fully, was designated to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their educational records and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate and misleading data comply with the act. A copy of the policy used by USC Upstate for compliance with the provisions of the ‘15 - ‘16 Student Handbook 190 190


2016-17 Student Handbook
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