The suspension of these requirements applies to students who were:
enrolled on March 13, 2020;
and remained enrolled through March 13, 2020;
required to return to Louisiana due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country in which the students were studying;
You must officially resign through the Registrar's Office and designate this as your reason for resignation. FranU will report this information to LOSFA when submitting your grades or when reporting that you resigned from all courses. An exception will automatically be granted.
Your TOPS eligibility will be reduced by one semester or term as it would have if you had remained enrolled throughout the semester.
The governor’s order suspends the April ACT deadline. Students now have until September 30th to receive a qualifying score, without penalty. However, students must still earn a qualifying ACT score and meet the TOPS Core Curriculum GPA requirement.
The governor's order also suspends the deadline that requires a student to achieve a specified GPA to have his award reinstated after a suspension for not meeting the cumulative grade point average requirement. For example, if a student's award is suspended for not making a 2.50, the student would typically have two years to increase their GPA. However, the suspension of this requirement for the spring semester of 2020 would allow students to have until this fall to boost their GPA.
You are expected to make every effort to complete the 2019-2020 academic year. This includes remaining enrolled full time and earning 24 hours during the academic year. However, if you are unable to do so because of circumstances beyond your control and which are related to COVID-19, you will be granted an exception to these requirements IF your school reports these circumstances when reporting your grades for this semester. As a result, you must discuss your withdrawal from some or all of your courses with your school so that it can verify that you did so because of circumstances related to COVID19.
Yes, you will be able to use your TOPS award to attend summer school as long as you enroll full time. Your remaining TOPS eligibility will be reduced by one semester/term.
Your TOPS award will not be reinstated for fall 2020 unless you bring the GPA up to the required level by the end of the 2019-2020 academic year.