Academic Standing Policy

  • Academic standing is determined at the end of each semester (Fall and Spring) and session (Summer). 

    Academic Standing:

    • Good Standing: A student is considered in Good Academic Standing if their cumulative GPA is 2.00 or better.

    • Academic Warning or Probation: A student who is no longer in good standing is placed on academic warning or probation. Their academic status is determined by the term-based cumulative credit and GPA ranges on the chart below.

    • Dismissal: A student is academically dismissed from the College when he/she attempts six or more credits while on Academic Warning and (1) fails for a second consecutive semester to complete 50% of the credit load in that semester (receives grades of W, W3, F, or I) or (2) fails for a second consecutive semester to maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) consistent with the minimum academic standards of the College.


    Cumulative GPA Divisor Hours

    Warning GPA

    Probation GPA

    1 to 15

    0.0 to 1.99

    - - -

    16 to 30

    1.4 to 1.99

    0.00 to 1.39

    31 to 45

    1.6 to 1.99

    0.00 to 1.59

    46 to 59

    1.8 to 1.99

    0.00 to 1.79

    60+

    1.9 to 1.99

    0.00 to 1.89

     

    1. Academic Warning – Students are notified by the Registrar that they are no longer in good standing; no registration hold is placed on their record. Students will work with advisors and the Student Success Center to stay on track and get off warning.

    2. Academic Probation – Students are notified by the Registrar that they have moved from Warning to Probation or placed directly on Probation; a registration hold is placed on their record. Students are required to meet with an advisor prior to registration and are required to participate in retention activities.

    3. Academic Dismissal – Students are notified by the Registrar that they have been dismissed from the College and will receive information on appealing the dismissal. A hold is placed on the student’s record and their registration cancelled (if applicable)

    Appealing Academic Dismissal

    Every student is given the opportunity to appeal their status.  Students who have been academically dismissed from the College and want to immediately appeal their dismissal may submit an appeal to the Academic Standing Review Committee. 

    1. Appeals are submitted to the Academic Standing Review Committee.
    2. Appeals must be received in the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs at least two weeks prior to the start of the expected semester of return.
    3. Decisions on appeals will be made by the committee and students will be notified of the decision within 3 business days.

    Petition for Reinstatement

    If a student decides to sit out one semester after dismissal from the College they may petition for reinstatement.

    1. Petitions are submitted to the Academic Standing Review Committee.
    2. Petitions must be received in the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs at least two weeks prior to the start of the expected semester of return.
    3. Decisions on reinstatement will be made by the committee and students will be notified of the decision within 3 business days.

    Reinstatement following Dismissal 

    Once a student is reinstated, there may be academic and student success requirements for the student to meet.

    1. A reinstated student must meet with an academic advisor in the Student Success Center to determine their semester schedule and retention activities.
    2. Students reinstated following academic dismissal will be placed on academic probation and will need to earn a 2.0 Term GPA or higher in their next semester or risk being academically dismissed again.

    Students who are denied reinstatement may reapply to the College prior to the start of the following semester.

Withdrawal

  • Effect of Withdrawal on Academic Standing

    Each semester the College establishes and publishes a course withdrawal deadline date. If for any reason you need to withdraw from a course, complete and submit  to the Registrar’s Office the Withdrawal Form before the deadline date. By doing so, you will receive a W. Failure to take this action could result in a grade of F and a bill for the course(s). Grades of F, like grades of A, B, C, and D, are value weighted and are used to determine your Grade Point Average (GPA). W, on the other hand, does not affect GPA.

    It is your responsibility to withdraw officially from any class that you will not be able to complete successfully. By taking this action, you will be helping to safeguard your immediate GPA, your permanent grade history, and possibly your financial aid. See Add/Drop/Withdrawal Procedure.