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Hi. I am in my second year at Sinclair Community College, and last semester I was put on probation because I had to drop a course. So this semester I took 12 credits, and still had to drop one, because I knew I would fail it. I needed 5.58 credits to get the 67% needed for financial aid, but all of my grades are not in yet, so neither are my credits. When I pull up the GAP calculator, it states if I took 12 and only passed 9, I only have a 66$ and I will not be able to go on if this is true. I had talked to financial aid, and they said I was safe if I dropped the 3 credit hour class and would still wind up with 67.?, but I am seeing 66%. Doe it matter how many credits you have passed when calculating this average, as I am scared to death now that I will not be able to finish my course, if this 66% is correct??? As I said only 2 credits have been added, and I still have 7 that have not been added to my courses passed yet. Will this make the 66% go up when these points are added to my grades? I am so scared - please let me know as soon as possible. I'm a nervous wreck!! Thank you so much. You can also reach me at krte2010@gmail.com. Please hurry and let me know as I tried so hard to get these grades, and maintain the 67$, but they had told me from financial aid I would be okay, and looking at what they are saying I passed is only 39.99 and I have passed 49 on top of the ones not showing yet?

Donna Korte


There is no way I can answer your question because it depends on the policies of the
school. You will have to sort this out with the school.

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