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TOPS Steady Academic Progress

Students who fail to maintain steady academic progress at the end of any quarter shall be suspended from TOPS eligibility. Steady academic progress is defined as 2.00 cumulative GPA.

At the end of each Spring Quarter the following cumulative grade point average (GPA) must be maintained:

Opportunity Award: 2.30= 24 - 47 hours earned
  2.50= 48 + hours earned
Performance Award: 3.00
Honors Award: 3.00


Performance or Honors Award recipients who fail to maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA at the end of the academic year will revert to the Opportunity Award, provided they have maintained the GPA necessary for renewal at that award level. Once the recipient reverts to the Opportunity Award, the Performance or Honors Award cannot be reinstated.

NOTE: Your TOPS Cum GPA is calculated on all coursework you attempted at all schools, including dual enrollment and repeated courses, at the end of each spring semester or quarter based on hours, grades and quality points reported by all schools you have attended, so it may be different from that grade point average calculated by the school you attend.Exceptions cannot be granted for failure to make Steady Academic Progress or to earn the minimum TOPS Cum GPA.

For a more detailed explanation please refer to TOPS Rights and Responsibilities