Wright State University 2005-2006Undergraduate Catalog
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Student Classification

Undergraduate students are classified by the total number of credit hours they have earned at Wright State plus any transfer credits that have been accepted by the university.

Freshman 0-44.9 hours
Sophomore 45-89.9 hours
Junior 90-134.9 hours
Senior 135 hours or more

Dean's List

Students who attain high GPAs during a quarter are placed on the Dean's List. To be named to the list, students must have at least a 3.5 GPA for the quarter; have completed for the quarter at least 12 hours of credit for courses in which they have received grades of A, B, or C; and cannot have received a grade of F, X, D, I, U, T, M, or N. The categories for the Dean's List are: a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, honors; a cumulative GPA of at least 3.7, high honors; and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.9, highest honors.

Good Standing

Students who have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, or who have not been on probation for more than two consecutive quarters, are considered to be in good standing.


Scholastic action is determined on the basis of cumulative GPA. When a student's cumulative GPA drops below 2.0, the registrar takes scholastic action by placing the student on probation. Students will not be placed on probation until they have attempted six or more credit hours. Whenever students subsequently attain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0, they are removed from probation.

Students who are on probation must have their advisor's approval of their course selection before they register for classes. Advisor approval is also required for all drop-add transactions. The student's course load may be limited if the advisor feels such a restriction is necessary. The advisor may also require the student to complete counseling, remedial work, and course repeats; restrict enrollment; and complete other steps.

Scholastic actions are determined on the basis of quarter hours computed in the Office of the Registrar. Since credit hours for transfer, proficiency, and grades of M, P, and I are not used in computing quarter and cumulative averages, they are not considered in determining scholastic action.

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