Academic progression and completion of the program are based on the following requirements:
- Completion Criteria: 2.70 cumulative GPA average or above in all courses within the final Global Pathways term.
- Progression Criteria: 2.70 cumulative GPA average or above in all courses within any Global Pathways term.
If GPA of 2.70 is not achieved:
- Probation Criteria: 2.69 and below cumulative GPA average. Students may repeat all courses with a C grade or below. Regular advising and tutoring will also be mandated. A student may be dismissed from Pace University if they are unable to achieve the required 2.70 cumulative GPA average upon completing their probationary term.
- Dismissal: Students with a 1.0 cumulative GPA or below will be dismissed from Pace University.
Navigating The Quality Point System
- Percentages are converted into letter grades by instructors, which are then converted into quality points on a 4.0 scale. Progression calculations are determined using only the quality point system.
- An “F” in University 101 does not count towards progression calculations.
- “P” grades in any course are not factored into Global Pathways GPA calculations.
- Incomplete (“I”) grades are strongly discouraged and may delay your progression. If a student takes an “I” grade at the end of term and does not resolve the grading issue quickly, the student will be suspended for the following semester.
Students are required to maintain a minimum attendance rate of 85% in every English Language class in which they are enrolled.
- In a 14-week Spring or Fall Global Pathways course that meets 28 times, students are required to attend a minimum of 24 times (85%). Four absences are permitted.
- In a 12-week Summer Global Pathways course that meets 26 times, students are required to attend a minimum of 22 times (85%). Four absences are permitted.
- Students who miss between 5 and 30 minutes of a class will be marked "late". Three "lates" in a course equals one absence.
- Students who miss more than 30 minutes of a class will be marked "absent".
- Students who may require an extended absence due to extenuating circumstances (such as a personal, family, or medical emergency) must meet with their GP Academic Advisor.