Authoritative information regarding students' academic standing is published in the Catalog.
Academic standing is based on both the term grade point average and the overall average of the student. The minimum term and overall grade point averages for a student to be designated as having Good standing is explained below.
Minimum GPA for each class to be designated with Good standing. Effective Fall Term, 2001.
|Class Standing||Required GPA|
|Freshman or JEPHS||1.70|
|Senior or Special Undergraduate||2.00|
|Masters or Special Graduate||2.70|
Students on an academic readmission agreement may have additional requirements in order to designated with Good standing. Academic standings in effect at Georgia Tech are described below.
|Good||Student is not on academic warning or probation; is maintaining satisfactory academic progress.|
|Warning||Student’s most recent academic performance has been unsatisfactory or the overall average is below the minimum requirement. Academic warning is a subcategory of good academic standing, differing only in the maximum allowable schedule load.|
|Probation||Student’s most recent academic performance has been extremely unsatisfactory or the term average has continued to be unsatisfactory or the overall academic average has continued to be below the minimum requirement.|
|Review||Student who normally would be dropped from the rolls due to academic deficiencies but appears from the record not to have completed the term. Student cannot be enrolled on Review status and should contact their major school for further information.|
|Drop/Dismissal||Student has been dropped from the rolls due to academic deficiencies. Student may apply for readmission after an absence of one term unless this is second Drop/Dismissal. Students on Drop should seek advisement from their major school regarding future re-admission.|
Maximum Hours for Undergraduate Students
The maximum number of credit hours for which an undergraduate student may register in a Fall or Spring semester, based on her/his academic standing, is explained below.
|Good||21 credit hours|
|Warning||16 credit hours|
|Probation||14 credit hours|
The maximum number of credit hours for which an undergraduate student may register in a normal summer term, based on her/his academic standing, is explained below.
|Good||16 credit hours|
|Warning||14 credit hours|
|Probation||12 credit hours|
Requests for schedule overloads must be recommended by the student's major school and approved by the Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee through the petition process.