Academic Information

Academic Status

Academic status is expressed in a quality point index. A student's quality point index is found by dividing the sum of quality points by the sum of "Hours Attempted." For analysis of academic status, Savannah State computes both a semester index and cumulative index.


Academic Good Standing
Hours GPA
0-30 1.50
31-60 1.75
61+ 2.0

Dean's List

To acknowledge publicly the high scholastic achievement of its students, Savannah State follows the traditional practice of publishing at the end of each semester a Dean's List. Placement on this list is merited by a minimum of 12 hours enrollment with a semester average of 3.5.

Part-time students qualify provided they have completed 15 semester hours with an accumulative average of 3.5 for no less than two courses and six semester hours.

Students doing their student teaching are eligible for the Dean's List if they have a 3.5 in course for that one semester and if they have been on the Dean's List for the two semesters immediately preceding the semester of student teaching.

Dropping or Adding a Course

If you change your mind about the classes you registered for, don't panic. During the first two days of each semester you can drop or add a class in the Registrar's Office. A student who must drop a course or withdraw from college after registration must complete the proper withdrawal form. The date of withdrawal is not the day the student stops going to class but the day he/she properly fills out the withdraw form and return it to the Office of the Registrar. A student who fails to comply with this regulation will receive an "F" for all courses for which he/she has registered and forfeit all claims to tuition refunds. Any student who reduces his/her course load after the first day of class is not entitled to a refund.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Savannah State University's grading system is based on letters.

Grading System
Letter Grade Point equivalent
A 4.0
B 3.0
C 2.0
D 1.0
F 0.0


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