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For the purposes of Academic Standing, Academic Success is defined as the completion of courses attempted without a failing grade and/or withdrawal. A student who achieves these standards will remain in good academic standing at the college. Students who are not successful can progress from academic warning to academic probation to academic suspension unless they take active steps to get back on track. The Counseling and Advising Center as well as other resources at the college have developed a variety of strategies to keep students on track and to ensure that they can return to good standing in the event that they end up in difficulty.
Academic Standing is calculated based on cumulative GPA (Credit) hours (rather than attempted hours) and the student’s overall GPA. Courses with the # and ^ sign and N, W, I, AU (Audit), and P (Pass) are excluded from the calculation.
Students who have completed 11 or fewer credits whose Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) falls below 1.5 will be given a Written Warning. Students who have completed between 12 and 30 credits inclusive whose CGPA falls below 1.7 and those who have completed 31 or more credits whose CGPA falls below 1.9, will be given a written notice that they are placed on Academic Probation.
What does it mean to be on Academic Probation?
Students will receive written notification of the academic probation status and will be required to reduce their registered course load for the next enrollment period. An advisor will help determine what the recommended courses and course load will be based on the student’s prior history of success. In general students who have been full time will, at a maximum will be registered for up to 9 credits.
Students who fail to regain satisfactory academic progress at the conclusion of the Academic Probation Semester will be subject to Academic Suspension from the College for a minimum of one semester.
Students placed on Academic Probation or Suspension who believe extenuating circumstances affected their performance, including financial aid recipients who have their funding suspended due to unsatisfactory academic progress, may submit a written letter of appeal to the Academic Dean.
Financial Aid Implications:
Financial Aid recipients placed on academic probation will also have their funding suspended until they regain satisfactory academic progress. Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid purposes means that the student has successfully completed 67% of courses attempted. Failing grades and Withdrawals count as unsatisfactory attempts.
What steps do I need to take to return to good academic standing?
Suggested Academic Support resources to explore: