Originally Posted by Jeryliza
I'm not sure about INTEC, but for INTI-UC, I think the minimum GPA applies to the first semester mainly. I've heard of news that a senior wasn't allowed to fly because he got 3.49 or something. Perhaps you should e-mail the JPA officer in charge of your batch to confirm.
I am not sure about INTEC too. But here's what I know for INTI-UC:
I have received confirmation from JPA officer that they look at the CGPA before flying i.e. at the end of Semester 2 in INTI, and not only at the end of Semester 1 as popularly purported.
It's not all doom and gloom if a person gets CGPA lower than 3.5 for 1st Semester. All the person needs to do is to slought really hard in the 2nd Semester in INTI to pull up the CGPA to pass the 3.5 cut-off point. If the CGPA of 3.5 is not reached or exceeded at the end of 2nd Semester by a person who got admitted into Ivies and Ivy Standards and intends to fly off in Fall 2009 to the States, then it is truly Game Over. The person must then appeal, but rarely if not never at all will JPA bend the rules on CGPA. JPA is very strict on that.
And on the fact that a senior was not allowed to fly because he got 3.49. It is true, BUT, that CGPA is taken at the end of Semester 2 i.e. the CGPA from both Semester 1 and Semester 2.
The confusion on the CGPA arises because JPA officers told us during the briefing that they will look at the CGPA prior to applying to the Ivies and Ivy Standards. Hence, people took CGPA before applying as CGPA from 1st Semester only (because we apply into those universities during our 1st Semester). However, when INTI's guidance counselor enquired JPA officers personally, the officers say they will look at the CGPA prior to flying i.e. the CGPA at the end of 2nd Semester. 3rd Semester will be spent on the remaining 1 MPW subject for those who have only completed 1 MPW subject or who needs to retake an MPW subject. Hope that clears things up.
Please do pass this news around, especially to friends in INTI who got CGPA lower than 3.5 for 1st Semester. Thank you! : )