Midpoint Degree Check
With limited exceptions, all students must complete successfully thirty-two (32) earned course credits (typically 34 in Nursing) by the end of their eighth (8th) regular term, including transfer terms. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a minimum 2.0 GPA in the declared major are required for graduation. Further, students must satisfy all other requirements in General Education and must satisfactorily meet requirements in the Labor Program in order to graduate from Berea.
While the standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress, outlined in the SAP chart, are designed to ensure timely completion of all degree requirements, the Office of Academic Services conducts a progress check for students following their fourth term; for transfer students (excluding students who transfer college credits for courses taken during high school) this could be as early as the second term of attendance at Berea. By that point of enrollment, all students are expected to have achieved the following:
- Admission to a major
- GPA of 2.0 or higher in the major
- Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher overall
- Accumulation of at least 15 course credits
- Compliance with Labor Program expectations
At this midpoint for degree completion, Academic Advisors meet with students to discuss the alignment of choice in majors with academic progress and career aspirations, as well as to explore the variety of Special Learning Opportunities available at Berea to enhance traditional classroom pursuits (e.g., Undergraduate Research, Creative Projects, Independent Study, Education Abroad, Internship, Labor Program, etc). By this stage of enrollment, students are expected to have a better sense of the destination for their undergraduate journey and to have developed a plan to optimize their remaining terms of enrollment at Berea. The Midpoint Degree Check is a time identified for initial exploration of graduate or professional school admission, as well.
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This online publication is the official text of the Berea College Catalog & Student Handbook. Berea College reserves the right to amend, revise, or modify content within this publication at any time.Posted: 9-17-2012
Updated by Wanda Burch