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Division 4. California Student Aid Commission Chapter 1. California Student Aid Commission Article 1. Definition of Certain Terms College Grade Point Average; Community College Grade Point Average.   

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(a) General

(1) "College grade point average" and "community college grade point average" mean a grade point average calculated on the basis of all college work completed, except for nontransferable units and courses not counted in the computation for admission to a California public institution of higher education that grants a baccalaureate degree. A college grade point average or a community college grade point average must be computed for a minimum of 24 semester units or its equivalent regardless of the grade received.

(2) "All college work completed" includes all coursework for which grades are known to the official reporting the grade point average and accepted for credit at the school reporting the grade point average regardless of the grade received.

(3) It is the responsibility of the student applicant to have his or her college or community college report a grade point average.

(b) College Grade Point Average.

(1) For purposes of computing a college grade point average by an institution that grants a baccalaureate degree, "nontransferable units" and "courses not counted in the computation for admission to a California public institution of higher education that grants a baccalaureate degree" are those courses which do not earn credit for a baccalaureate degree from the reporting institution.

(2) For purposes of computing a college grade point average by a postsecondary institution that grants an associate degree, "nontransferable units" and "courses not counted in the computation for admission to a California public institution of higher education that grants a baccalaureate degree" are those courses which do not earn credit for an associate degree at the reporting institution.

(3) For purposes of computing a college grade point average by a postsecondary institution that does not grant a baccalaureate or an associate degree:

(A) "nontransferable units" are those units which are not used in satisfying requirements for earning a baccalaureate degree from a California public institution of higher education that grants such a degree.

(B) "courses not counted in the computation for admission to a California public institution of higher education that grants a baccalaureate degree" are any courses for which the earned grade is not used in the computation of a grade point average in determining admission eligibility, whether or not units earned for the course are transferable to such an institution.

(c) Community College Grade Point Average.

For purposes of computing a community college grade point average for a Cal Grant Award pursuant to the Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Act, "nontransferable units" and "courses not counted in the computation for admission to a California public institution of higher education that grants a baccalaureate degree" mean all courses except "Associate Degree Credit Courses" as defined by Title 5, Chapter 6, Article 1, Section 55002(a) of the California Code of Regulations.

(d) Certification.

Every college grade point average and community college grade point average reported to the Commission shall include a certification under penalty of perjury to the best of his or her knowledge from the school official filing the report that the grade point average is accurately reported. The certification shall include a statement that it is subject to review by the Commission or its designee.

Authority cited:

Education Code 69433.7

Reference:

Education Code 69432.7(d)

(Amended by Register 2001, No. 33.)