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Academic Progress

Standards of Academic Progress

This policy is designed to help students who are having academic difficulty. The purpose is to quickly identify students whose quarterly GPA falls below 2.00 and provide assistance to improve their academic standing. The General Academic Progress Policy determines academic suspension in cases where students are unable to achieve satisfactory academic performance. These standards are to be considered as framework to help identify students who may need additional support. Individual college programs such as high school completion, Financial Aid, Veterans Program, and certain vocational/technical programs may have different academic standard requirements and appeal procedures. Students in these programs should contact their program advisor for information regarding these requirements.

 

Academic Alert

A student is placed on Academic Alert status at the end of any quarter in which any of the following occurs:

  • Quarterly GPA falls below a 2.00 when 12 credits or more are attempted.

  • Student has attempted at least 15 cumulative credits and has a cumulative GPA below a 2.00.

  • Student has a grade of WP, WF or NC in more than 50% of credits when 15 cumulative credits have been attempted.

Removal of Academic Alert

A student is removed from Academic Alert status if the quarterly and cumulative GPA reaches 2.00, or the student has not received grades of WP, WF or NC in more than 50% of credits when 15 cumulative credits have been attempted.

 

Academic Warning

A student on Academic Alert status must earn a quarterly 2.00 GPA the succeeding quarter or s/he will be placed on Academic Warning. The student will remain on Academic Alert status even with a satisfactory quarterly GPA if the cumulative GPA remains below a 2.00, or if the student has a grade of WP, WF or NC in more than 50% of credits when 15 cumulative credits have been attempted.

Removal of Academic Warning
A student is removed from Academic Warning status if the quarterly and cumulative GPA reaches 2.00, or the student has not received grades of WP, WF, or NC in more than 50% of credits when 15 cumulative credits have been attempted. 
 

Academic Suspension

A student who is on Academic Warning and does not achieve a quarterly 2.00 GPA will be suspended for the next academic quarter for one of the following reasons:

  • S/he has attempted at least 15 cumulative credits and has a cumulative GPA below a 2.00

  • S/he has grades of WP, WF, or NC in more than 50% of credits when 15 cumulative credits have been attempted.

Following a one-quarter suspension, the student may re-enroll according to the re-enrollment procedures.

A student re-admitted after one quarter of Academic Suspension re-enters the College on Academic Probation. If the student fails to achieve a quarterly 2.00 GPA, the re-admitted student will be suspended for three consecutive quarters or twelve months for the following reasons:

  • S/he has attempted at least 15 cumulative credits and has a cumulative GPA below a 2.00.

  • S/he has received a grade of WP,WF or NC in more than 50% of credits when 15 cumulative credits have been attempted.

A complete copy of the General Academic Progress Policy is available in the Vice President of Student Services Office.