Grades and Status
Viewing Your Grades
You can view interim and final grades in Self-Service. Under the Academics section on the left menu, select Grades. This will show you any grades and GPA you have earned.
Additionally, each semester you will receive official interim grades. You can access interim grades in Self-Service also.
When final grades come out at the end of each semester, two different GPAs are calculated for you. One is your semester GPA, which is a combination of all grades in courses from that semester only. The other is your cumulative GPA, which is a combination of all grades across all semesters, for however long you have been at CCU.
Grade Point Average
The Grade Point Average is determined by dividing the total number of Grade Points by the total number of Grade Hours.
GPA = (Grade Points) ÷ (Grade Hours)
Grade Points are calculated by multiplying the number of credit hours assigned to a course by the value of the grade earned in the course.
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Grade Hours are calculated by adding the credit hours of all courses with an earned grade.
Only grades of A, B+, B, C+, C, D+, D, F, WF, and Fx are used in the calculation of Grade Hours, Grade Points, and Grade Point Average. Grades of I, S, U, W, and AUD do not affect Grade Point Average.
Students who are placed on academic advisory, as defined in the Coastal Carolina University Catalog, must complete the requirements set forth by their academic college. Students who do not complete these requirements in the semester in which they are assigned will be retained on academic advisory, regardless of their earned semester and cumulative GPAs.
Students are placed on academic advisory when their academic performance indicates there is a high risk they will be placed on academic probation in a future semester.
A student is placed on academic advisory if:
- The student earns a semester GPA of less than a 2.0 on graded hours at Coastal Carolina University; and
- The student has a cumulative GPA of greater than or equal to a 2.0 and less than a 2.5 on graded hours at Coastal Carolina University.
Academic advisory appears on a student’s academic record at the end of the regular semesters (fall and spring). Students on academic advisory must complete a set of requirements to help them succeed academically, as outlined by their college.
For the Gupta College of Science, regardless of credits earned, all students who are on academic advisory must:
- Complete an Academic Success Workshop,
- Meet with their academic advisor at least once during the semester, and
- Meet with the director of student success and persistence at least once each semester until they are no longer on academic advisory.
Students who are placed on academic probation, as defined in the Coastal Carolina University Catalog, must complete the requirements set forth by their academic college in addition to the requirements that are listed in the Coastal Carolina University Catalog. Students who do not complete these requirements in the semester in which they are assigned will be retained on academic probation, regardless of their earned cumulative GPA.
Students are placed on academic probation when their academic performance is endangering their opportunity to earn a degree from the university. When a student’s academic level of achievement falls below a 2.0 cumulative grade point average on graded hours at Coastal Carolina University, the student is placed on academic probation. Academic probation appears on a student’s academic record at the end of the regular semesters (fall and spring).
Students who are on academic probation must:
- May not enroll in more than 16 credits per semester. (Students who pre-registered for more than 16 credits must drop to 16 credits. Should the student fail to drop to 16 credits, the University may adjust the student’s course schedule to 16 credits);
- Are required to have their course schedules and credits reviewed and approved by their academic advisors at the beginning of each semester;
- Are required to meet at least two times per semester with their academic advisor; and
- Complete any additional requirements for academic probation as outlined by their college.
For the Gupta College of Science, regardless of credits earned, all students who are on academic probation must:
- Complete an Academic Success Workshop, and
- Meet with the director of student success and persistence at least once each semester until they are no longer on academic probation
In addition to the requirements listed above, students who have earned less than 30 total credits must enroll in a designated section of ACED*101. Academic probation students who have earned less than 30 total credits are also required to meet with an academic coach at least four times, as well as successfully complete ACED*101 or ACED*102 if already completed ACED*101 successfully.
A student who enrolls while on academic probation must demonstrate progress toward the attainment of a degree by earning at least a 2.0-semester grade point average in each subsequent regular semester to be allowed continued enrollment and to avoid academic suspension. Once the student has earned at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average in a regular semester, the student is considered to be making satisfactory academic progress and is no longer subject to the rules of probation.
Students are academically suspended from Coastal Carolina University at the end of the fall or spring semesters if, while on probation, the student fails to earn a minimum 2.0-semester grade point average in the regular semester (fall or spring).
A first suspension requires a separation from Coastal Carolina University for the regular semester (fall or spring) immediately following the semester in which the suspension occurs. After a first suspension is served, a student may be readmitted to the University through the Office of Admissions. Students returning to the University after an academic suspension are readmitted on academic probation.
A subsequent, or indefinite suspension, means a required separation from Coastal Carolina University for a minimum of one calendar year. Students who have served an indefinite suspension must first seek readmission through the Academic Suspension Appeals Committee before they can be eligible for readmission to the University through the Office of Admissions. Admission is not automatic or guaranteed. Students approved to return to the University after an indefinite suspension are readmitted on academic probation.
Students on academic suspension (first or indefinite) may not attend summer courses at Coastal Carolina University, except with approval from the academic suspension appeals committee. Academically suspended students who are granted permission to take a summer course will need to be registered by the Office of the Registrar.