STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE COMMISSION
|TOPS BULLETIN NUMBER:||T2001- 08|
|DATE ISSUED:||May 4, 2001|
|EFFECTIVE DATE:||As Indicated|
Louisiana High School Principals and Counselors, City and Parish School Board Presidents, School Board Superintendents, Department of Education, Louisiana Officials, Louisiana Legislators, and Commission Members
Corrections to TOPS High School Certification Instructions
To assure that your Scholarship and Grant Policy and Procedure Manual remains current, please record this document on your TOPS Bulletin index and retain it with your manual.
Current instructions in the 2000-2001 Web Certification packets contain the following language (Step 4.D.):
If more than 16.5 of course credits are earned, GPA must be calculated by using the course in each core curriculum category for which the student received the highest grade. If a student takes the same core course more than once, the GPA must be calculated using the average of the grades earned in the repeated course (See Louisiana Administrative Code 28:IV, §301, definition ,"Cumulative High School Grade Point Average").
The first sentence of the above instruction is premature and not applicable until 2003. In the second sentence the words "the average" should be replaced by "each".
Following is a correction to the guidance in Step 4.D. of the web certification packet. Words with strike out are to be deleted. Underlined words are to be added:
If more than 16.5 of courses are earned, GPA must be calculated by using the course in each core curriculum category for which the student received the highest grade.If a student takes the same corecourse more than once, the GPA must be calculated using the averageeach of the grades earned in the repeated course (Refer also to Rule Section 301, Cumulative High School GPA.).
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