STEM GPA Requirements

Semester
GPA
Certification
Award Payment
1
Below 2.5
Yes
  • If cumulative GPA at the end of the academic year is a 2.5 or higher, the student retains this award payment.
  • If the cumulative GPA at the end of the academic year is below a 2.5, this award payment must be returned to HESC.
1
2.5 or higher
Yes
This award payment is retained regardless of student’s cumulative GPA at the end of the academic year.
2
Cumulative GPA below 2.5
No
No award payment is made for the semester.
2
Cumulative GPA is 2.5 or higher
Yes
Award payment is made for the semester.
3 through 8 (or 10 for five year programs)
Cumulative GPA below 2.5 at the end of any term
No
No award payment is made for the semester.
3 through 8 (or 10 for five year programs)
Cumulative GPA 2.5 or higher at the end of any term
Yes
Award payment is made for the semester.