Academic Plan – A customized plan to measure a student’s academic progress when they cannot reach the standard criteria by the end of the next term. An Academic Plan is granted by appeal on a case-by-case basis.
Credit Hours Attempted – The number of credit hours in which a student is enrolled after the last day to drop without a “W” including “W” (withdrawal), “P/F” (pass/fail), repeat credits, plus advanced standing credits such as transfer, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate.
Credit Hours Earned – The number of credit hours for which a student successfully earns credit by transfer, examination or completion. Repeat courses receive credit one time only.
Financial Aid Probation – The status of a student who has successfully appealed and is not maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress after one term on Financial Aid Warning. The student is eligible to receive aid for one term.
Financial Aid Warning – The status of a student who is not maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress for the first time. The student is eligible to continue to receive aid for one term.
Maximum Timeframe – The number of credit hours a student can attempt to complete their degree, not to exceed 150% of the published time measured in credit hours. Clemson University uses the average number of credit hours required to complete an undergraduate degree: 126 x 150% = 189.
Minimum Cumulative Grade-Point Average (MCGPA) – The grade-point average required for continuing enrollment or graduation.
Pace of Completion – The percentage of credit hours a student earned of the credit hours in which they were enrolled after the last day to drop without a “W.”
Satisfactory Academic Progress – The status of a student whose GPA meets or exceeds the MCGPA required for continuing enrollment and graduation, and who has attempted less than 150% of the credit hours required for graduation, and who has earned 67% or more of their attempted hours.
Unsatisfactory Academic Progress – The status of a student who is not maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (MCGPA, maximum timeframe and/or pace of completion), who is not eligible for the status of Financial Aid Warning, and who has not successfully appealed to gain the status of Financial Aid Probation.