QPD is an absolute measure of what is necessary to bring a student’s CGPA required to be in Good Academic Standing (i.e., 2.0 for undergraduates and 3.0 for graduate students) at Buffalo State. Grades of P/F, S/U, I, N, and W are not included in a QPD calculation. The formula for calculating the quality point deficit is the following: Quality Point Deficit = (Cumulative GPA Hours Attempted x 2.0) – Cumulative Quality Points.
Degree Works has been programmed to show a QPD value for any students not in good academic standing. Students in good academic standing do not have a Quality Point Deficit and, as a result, Degree Works will not display a QPD value.
If you have a Quality Point Deficit, you may be wondering what it will take to recover from your QPD and return to good academic standing. You should have that conversation with your academic adviser or academic dean’s office to get personalized advice, but here is some general guidance based on the experiences of students who have been in your situation before:
If you have a Quality Point Deficit of less than 12:
It is mathematically possible for you to return to good academic standing with a good semester, if you perform very well in your next semester. You will likely need to earn grades of ‘B’ or better and you should strongly consider doing E-repeats if possible. If you had been awarded financial aid, your academic performance has likely impacted your aid award eligibility and you should follow-up with the Financial Aid office about your eligibility. If your low grades are concentrated in your major area, you should consider a change of major.
If you have a Quality Point Deficit of 12 - 24:
You have a significant academic performance issue to recover from and will likely need at least two good semesters (with at least 3.0 term GPAs and doing E-repeats) to return to good academic standing. If you were on academic warning or probation in the semester prior to a QPD of this magnitude, you will likely be academically dismissed. If you had been awarded financial aid, you are likely academically ineligible for both federal and state aid and you should follow-up with the Financial Aid office about your eligibility; you will likely need to either secure alternate means to pay your semester bill or successfully apply for aid waivers.
If you have a Quality Point Deficit of 25+:
You have likely been dismissed. If you are successful in appealing your dismissal or being accepted for readmission after dismissal, returning to good academic standing will likely take at least three semesters of coursework at Buffalo State (with at least 3.0 term GPAs and doing E-repeats) and/or a significant change in your CGPA via grade changes or approved academic appeals petitions. You have almost certainly become academically ineligible to receive any federal or state aid and you should follow-up with the Financial Aid office about your eligibility; you will likely need to either secure alternate means to pay your semester bill or successfully apply for aid waivers. Please consult with your academic adviser or academic dean’s office to review ways to fulfill your academic goals.
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