My colleague is very upset as her son got a written warning from university about his grades. She is surprised and shocked because he's been going well all year (getting 90s and things for some assignments). She can't talk to him because he's os but said the letter mentioned GPA of 2.8
I am trying to remember the dark ages when I was at uni but that sounds really really low. I said that I thought it sounded like he'd failed a subject, but can anyone shed light on this? Is this like a low pass average or worse? I am just wondering if he bombed out on his exams or if he needs more general support with essays etc.
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15-01-2015 14:42 #1
Question About Uni GPA
15-01-2015 14:50 #2
5.0 is the highest GPA. Maybe he's embarrassed to tell his mum he's struggling.
15-01-2015 14:59 #3
Ok. Thanks. That's what I thought.
I think he is embarrassed to tell his mum, and it's his second letter. She only found out because he asked her to open his mail while he was away. The thing is, she has physically seen his assignments with his marks of D and HD on them, which is why I was so surprised that it's only 2.8. He has never done exams before so I thought if the exams were worth a lot and he bombed out then that might explain why.
And GPA is just that is it? An average of results of all subjects taken in the year?
15-01-2015 15:06 #4
15-01-2015 16:16 #5
From memory to graduate you need a pass mark. A conceded pass was a 3 so at 2.8 he's below even the just scraping by level. He'll need a few 6's and 7's to lift the mark
15-01-2015 16:28 #6
At Flinders, a GPA of 2 or under is classed as failing.
If he has withdrawn out of subjects past a certain date, it is counted as failing towards your GPA.
15-01-2015 16:32 #7
I would get he has failed exams and they must be heavily weighted. Poor kid if he does well in assignments!
15-01-2015 16:38 #8
Oh the whole thing is horribly sad. He went way off the rails for a couple of years and she was so relieved he seemed to be coming good :-(
@btmac 'jolly stressful' made me giggle so much.
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15-01-2015 16:39 #9
You can apply for exemptions to not count a mark under certain circumstances . I suffered a major panic attack before an exam ( had medical proof). I was able to apply for an exemption to not have that exam counted.
15-01-2015 18:05 #10
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