Calculation of Required General Education Course GPA
A minimum of a 2.6 required gen-ed GPA is required to enter the applicant pool for the nursing program. The following guidelines are used to calculate NCSC GPA:
- Course quality points will be calculated based on the UALR course equivalent.
- The highest grade in option courses will be recorded.Example: If the applicant has a “C” in Psychology and a “B” in Sociology the “B” will be recorded on the worksheet.
- Students who receive credit by examination (CLEP, AP, ACT, SAT) for courses will be awarded a grade of “B” for the purpose of calculation of GPA and quality points. If the prospective student furnishes the Department of Nursing with a transcript/record of grade earned that is higher than a “B” the higher grade will be awarded by the DON in calculation of GPA and quality points.
- Grades for applicants who receive a course waiver for a course will be recorded as an “A”.
- Students who completed 1320 Honors Composition will have a grade of “A” calculated for Rhetoric 1311 and Rhetoric 1312.
- Courses which require course substitution forms must have the required forms completed and approved in order to have the grade and quality points calculated into the required gen-ed GPA.
- “D” and “F” grades in required gen-ed courses are recorded and calculated.
- The most recent grade in repeated course will be used for calculation of required gen-ed GPA.
- Students who receive academic clemency will not have the grades earned during the academic clemency time frame calculated into the required gen-ed GPA, however, quality points for repeated/failed required gen-ed courses taken during the academic clemency period will be deducted.