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ERIC Number: EJ804838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0271-9517
Advising Students about Required Grade-Point Averages
Moore, W. Kent
NACADA Journal, v26 n2 p39-47 Fall 2006
Sophomores interested in professional colleges with grade-point average (GPA) standards for admission to upper division courses will need specific and realistic information concerning the requirements. Specifically, those who fall short of the standard must assess the likelihood of achieving the necessary GPA for professional program admission. The Excel spreadsheet described in this paper yields quantitative data that serve as a basis for clear communication and effective advising. For students who have a high probability of success, the information provides a target, and the accompanying advising can increase motivation to reach it. Conversely, students not likely to attain the necessary GPA can be more easily convinced to redirect their time and energy into another major in which they can be successful.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A