3375.1 Recalculation of Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) and Credit Hours Earned
The Second Start policy allows an undergraduate student who is currently on academic probation or academically dismissed from Wright State to enroll in an articulated joint-enrollment program with a community-college partner institution. A student is eligible to use this joint-enrollment program as a Second Start if he/she
- has attempted no more than 48 hours at Wright State, and
- if dismissed, enrolls in the joint-enrollment program within 12 months of dismissal.
Students in the Second Start program will be ineligible to register for courses at Wright State University for a minimum of two semesters. If the student does not return within three years of his or her departure from Wright State, he or she becomes ineligible for a Second Start and is instead eligible for a Fresh Start.
- Upon completing the requirements of the joint-enrollment program, the student will be re-admitted to Wright State University and may apply for the Second Start Rule.
- If the Second Start Rule is applied:
- The student resumes an academic program with no cumulative grade point average (0.00) for all Wright State course work prior to the application of the Second Start Rule (i.e. course work prior to the first term of enrollment post- Second Start). Thereafter, the student is subject to the conditions of probation and dismissal that govern all students.
- All Wright State courses taken prior to the student’s departure from Wright State remain on the permanent record; however only those courses with grades of A, B, C, or P are counted toward credit hours earned.
- Coursework taken prior to the student’s return to Wright State does not count towards the residency requirement for a Wright State University degree. That requirement must be satisfied after the student’s return.
- All courses ever taken at the university will be used in the calculation of the cumulative point-hour ratio required for the purpose of determining graduation with Latin honors.
- A student’s five cumulative grade replacements include those prior and subsequent to application of the Second Start Rule.
Courses re-taken following application of the Second Start Rule where the original grade was A, B, or C are not eligible to be repeated with grade replacement. If a student chooses to retake such course, the course’s hours earned will not be counted in total hours and the grade will not be counted in the cumulative GPA.
Courses re-taken following application of the Second Start Rule where the original grade was D, F, or X are counted toward a student’s cumulative total of five grade replacements. In such cases, the hours earned will be counted in total hours and the grade will be counted in the cumulative GPA.
- A student is eligible for only one Second Start.
- Students who have earned a baccalaureate degree from any institution are not eligible for the Second Start Rule.