Discussion in 'Football' started by Wreck Em, Jun 3, 2019.
I graduated with a 2.09 from Tech, so I really can’t judge anyone.
Once upon a time, supposedly,GT counted failed courses in GPA computation, resulting in a lower figure than schools that excluded failures. Is this still true, or was it ever so?
What? Of course failed courses count towards your GPA, where do they not? The only exception to this is the freshman forgiveness policy, which they just extended (I think) to students in all years that allows you to do grade replacement on up to two classes during your time at Tech. Even then, this would only affect your Tech GPA, not HOPE.
Anything over a C is wasted time.
This "forgiveness policy" you are talking about is a new thing for the old timers. I'm pretty sure that is exactly what goldeagle is talking about.
Is it retroactive? That might get me closer to an avg Texas footballer.
Seem to remember 2.5 being the avg in the 70's.
More time for boozen!
I got a few Cs in core classes that I ignored. The classes required only a modicum of attention and I didnt bother.
Then again, I had major classes that were super tough that I was happy about scraping by. Cs4290 ftw.
I went to SPSU. That is like a 7.69 at SPSU.
Other schools (auburn I know for sure) allow for replacement of failing grades once you repeat the class.
So if you Fail your bowling class (seriously), and take it again and get an A, your GPA only reflects the A.
Wow, our beloved GT has caved into the grade inflation pressure since I got out in the early 90s myself? Back then, I remember the school GPA average was something crazy low, like 2.6. You had to fight and claw just to get above 3.0, and to do so you had to beat out world-class international students since Tech graded strictly on the bell curve. To be average in a class room full of the top 99.99 percentile of intelligence earned you a C.
True, my 1st wife always put on job app she was a college grad and she did about 1 year
In her defense, she did everyone.
Is your wife George O’Leary?
When I was in school, I believe the campus wide GPA was lower than 2.5
Students must have been more stupider back then.
Spot on! I've read somewhere GT was unique wrt this policy, as it was, and is, unique in many regards. Seems like double jeopardy to not drop the failed grade after re-taking and passing the course .