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GPA Calculator with S/U Grades

The GPA calculator was designed to provide a calculation of your GPA based on the University of South Florida grading system to assist in determining how S/U grading decision may affect renewal of your financial aid. It is NOT an official record of your grades.

Benacquisto scholarship

If you are a Benacquisto scholarship recipient, you will need to maintain a cumulative overall 3.0 GPA or higher and earn all credit hours you attempt this spring for your scholarship to be renewed next year. A grade of ‘S’ will only be awarded if you have earned the equivalent of C- or higher in the course. The ‘S’ grade will earn credit but will not be applied to your GPA. In other words, they will neither increase or decrease your GPA. A grade of “U” will not earn hours and, just like an “F”, result in the loss of your scholarship.

Bright Futures Academic

If you are a Bright Futures Academic award recipient, you will need to have a cumulative overall GPA of 3.00 GPA or higher and earn all credit hours you attempt this spring for your scholarship to be renewed for next year. A grade of ‘S’ will only be awarded if you have earned the equivalent of C- or higher in the course. The ‘S’ grade will earn credit but will not be applied to your GPA. A grade of ‘U’ will not earn hours.

Bright Futures Medallion

If you are a Bright Futures Medallion award recipient, you will need to maintain a cumulative overall GPA of 2.75 or higher and earn all credit hours you attempt this spring for your scholarship to be renewed next year. A grade of ‘S’ will only be awarded if you have earned the equivalent of C- or higher in the course. The ‘S’ grade will earn credit but will not be applied to your GPA. A grade of ‘U’ will not earn hours.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

If you have worked with the Financial Aid Office and your academic advisor to create an Academic Plan to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) guidelines, it is important to earn credit in all the courses on your academic plan.  An ‘S’ grade will earn credit and is considered as a passing grade.  A ‘U’ grade is not considered a passing grade and does not earn credit hours.  Keep in mind, an ‘S’ grade will only be awarded if you have a C- or better in the course. If you choose to receive a letter-grade, a ‘D-’ grade or better earns credit and is considered passing.

If you choose the S/U grade option for all your courses this spring, your GPA will not change after grades post. Your cumulative GPA after Fall 2019 will be considered for all financial aid determinations.

Courses taken for pass/fail grades count toward both your maximum attempted credits and your pace.

Terms & Conditions (T&C)

If you are receiving any institutional scholarships, please login to OASIS to see if you have Terms & Conditions (T&C) required for the renewal of your scholarship(s). T&Cs can be found on the “My Requirements” tab under the “Financial Aid”menu. Most require a minimum GPA and hours earned, but you should confirm. A grade of ‘S’ will only be awarded if you have earned the equivalent of C- or higher in the course. The ‘S’ grade will earn credit but will not be applied to your GPA. In other words, they will neither increase or decrease your GPA. A grade of ‘U’ will not earn hours.