Academic Standards

The academic standards for continued “good standing” are determined in accordance with the following criteria:

Semester Hours Attempted Probation if cum. GPA is less than
0-24 1.75
25-56 1.90

Students placed on academic probation must attain a probationary period GPA of at least 2.0.

Semester Hours Attempted End of Year Disqualification Attempted if cum GPA less than
1-24 1.50
25-56 1.75
57 and up 2.00

Students are placed on academic probation at the end of the Fall and Spring Terms. Any student whose cumulative GPA falls below 1.00 at the end of fall term will be disqualified. Students placed on academic probation must attain a probationary period GPA of at least 2.0. This is not the cumulative GPA but the GPA attained during the probationary period.

Students cannot be removed from probation by credits earned in any summer school other than the Converse summer session. They may, however, earn credits at any approved summer school for the purpose of advancement to the next classification. Students placed on academic disqualification are ineligible to continue their studies at Converse during the summer or the regular terms. Students are academically disqualified for failure to meet the academic standards as outlined in the Catalog. When there is evident cause for mitigation of this penalty, the Provost may relieve students from academic disqualification.

Students receiving federal financial aid and/or S.C. Tuition Grant are required to also meet the College’s federal Satisfactory Academic Progress policy to remain eligible. See Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) under Financial Planning and Scholarships.