GPA requirement

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  1. footballfreak44

    footballfreak44 Member

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    Does anyone know what happens if your GPA falls below a 2.5 while on scholarship? I am a 4 year scholarship cadet and am going to be a second semester sophomore. My gpa has always been above a 2.5 but the past semester was very hard and now my cumulative has fallen below. Thanks.
     
  2. Pima

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    I am assuming you are AROTC. My advice is to pm Marist or Clarkson.
     
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    Sorry, yes I am AROTC. I just registered for an online class, that will bring me back above a 2.5 IF i get an A in the course.
     
  4. Pima

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    I can't speak, nor will I speak for AROTC.

    Your post does not indicate if you have been a 3.0 gpa cadet for your freshman yr, or you have been a 2.5 + and now under the min. What is your cgpa? Did you have a 3.2 when you entered soph yr? Did you have a 2.6?

    Nobody can give guidance if all they know is as a soph you have maintained at least a 2.5

    No offense, but IF is still IF and not a fact.

    Debbie Downer, I know, but I prefer to hope for the best and prepare for the worst. IF is me preparing for the worst.
     
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    In AROTC, you only get put on probation if your GPA drops below a 2.0, not 2.5. You're good. :thumb:
     
  6. footballfreak44

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    Wow Bull are you positive on that? If so that would be a HUGE relief. However to be more specific coming into my sophomore year i had a cumulative of 2.8 however this past semester I did absolutely awful and now my cumulative is only a 2.48.
     
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    SCHOLARSHIP cadets are only required to maintain a 2.0 for AROTC?

    Not discussing non-scholarship cadets, discussing SCHOLARSHIP.

    Sorry, -Bull- but I think you missed the word "scholarship"
     
  8. footballfreak44

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    Yes, I am on scholarship to clarify.
     
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    Roger, thanks for the insight. Now i just need to buckle down this next semester and bring my gpa so im not even in this position again.
     
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    My experience is that I am a AROTC 4 year scholarship recipient in my 2nd year of AROTC and a good friend of mine was on probation 2nd semester last year because he got a 1.8. Yes, I'm positive.


    EDIT: Didn't read the new posts before posting.
     
  13. Jcleppe

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    Now is the time to relax, enjoy your break from school, what's done is done.

    Use your break to recharge and re-energize. Go into next semester with a new sense of determination. You might want to try and give yourself a bit of a break regarding classes, see if you can push maybe one demanding class to the next semester and work to bring your GPA up this coming semester.

    Have a great holiday, and hit next semester with both feet running, you'll do just fine.
     
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    then there may be a problem. Assuming an equal number of hours in each of the first three semesters, then the only way to get from 2.8 for the first 2 semesters combined to 2.48 for three semesters combined is to get 1.85 in the 3rd semester, which is below 2.0 Which is one D and the rest Cs, or one F , one B, and the rest Cs.

    In OP's shoes I would see if the professor who gave me a D would be willing to let me do extra credit to bring it up to a C. Not likely, but worth the effort of asking at least. Let me guess... Calculus -- truly the most irrelevant class ever invented for a non-Engineer.
     
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    An attempt to make non-engineers appreciate engineers.:shake:
     
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    You can say that again.

    Son lucked out, his only required math was Statistics, Poly Sci major.
     
  17. goaliedad

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    You know what they say about assuming anything...

    Being in the business, typical freshmen rarely take more than 30 total credit hours and are generally advised to "ease into" their first year (not that I agree with that).

    One scenario where the OP could have a 2.8 after 2 semesters and a 2.48 after 3 would be 28 units freshman year (@2.8) and 18 units (making up for being behind in freshman year) @ 2.0 would yield a cumulative 2.48 GPA (truncated not rounded).

    That being said, OP should make sure he is above 2.0 for this term and if not, take that online class ASAP. Many schools (including my daughter's) have a mini-term between fall and spring terms that is considered part of the fall term. Some have mini-terms between spring term and summer term (some squeeze it in right before Memorial day) and count it as part of spring term.

    As to Calculus being useless outside of Engineering, I heartedly disagree. There is a lot more quantitative analysis required for many business programs and much of that deals with calculus (finding the area under the curve/surface (depending upon the number of variables in your equation) or the slope of the line/plane in n-space to determine marginal outputs for adjustable inputs solving complex production or even marketing problems.
     
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    Calculus is also useful in quantitative macro economics. It was the first practical use I ever encountered in my college years. It was hard to do with an abacus.
     
  19. bdaMom

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    Wow, I guess my son isn't the only one who struggles with Calc. Received A's and B's in all other classes and worked his tail off to get a C in Calc. So relieved he made that grade and won't have to take it again. Makes for a Merry Merry Christmas!
     
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    Hah! If you spend any time on the College Confidential Forum, you'll occassionally see a thread entitled "Help, will my college acceptance be rescinded?". A vast majority of the time, it is a student who received a C or D in Calculus, having never before received a C or D in his/her high school career. Then, on other threads asking for help about difficulties during ffirst semester in college, the culprit is usually Calculus as well... A, B, B, B, D type of thing, with the D usually being the mid-course grade in Calculus.

    I blame the way Calculus is generally taught, and to a lesser degree, the way pre-calculus is taught. There are the occassional professors who use unorthodox methods to assist students in visualizing math, but that is exceedingly rare.
     

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