Attempted Credit Hours
Attempted credits include any hours for which a student is registered for at the conclusion of the relevant drop/add period. Any attempted credits that are canceled and removed from a student’s transcript (e.g., via withdrawal) are still considered attempted credits for purposes of determining financial aid eligibility under this policy. Attempted credits include all grades, including ”F”, “IP”, “I”, “NC”, and “W”.
Grades of “W” given after the add/drop period are considered attempted credits for purposes of determining financial aid eligibility under this policy.
Credits earned in a course for which an “I” grade was initially assigned, and for which a Satisfactory Grade is then replaced, count as earned credits. Grades of “CR” credit are considered satisfactory grades under this policy. If a student is required to repeat a course, the repeated course is counted toward the number of attempted credits.
Transfer Credit Hours/CLEP/Study Abroad/AP Credits
Credits accepted by Barry University for a degree program do count as attempted and earned credits for SAP purposes. Audited courses are not counted as attempted credits. The quantitative SAP assessment will be reviewed for all students at the end of each semester.
Repeated courses affect academic progress as follows:
- Cumulative Grade Point Average – Only the most recent grade counts in the student’s Cumulative GPA
- Cumulative Completion Rate and Maximum Time Frame – When a course is repeated, each course attempt will be counted as attempted hours.
Change of Major
Undergraduate change of major: some courses from the previous major can be accepted as electives into the new major. These courses count as attempted and earned credits for SAP purposes
Graduate change of major: in some cases a course(s) can be used as an elective in another academic program and will be counted as attempted and earned credits for SAP purposes. If the new program has specific elective/major courses and the courses taken for the previous degree are not applicable, these courses will not be counted as attempted and earned credits for SAP purposes.