Not in Academic Good Standing

Not in Academic Good Standing

When a student fails to achieve the 2.00 cumulative GPA, the College will place certain restrictions on future course registrations. Students “Not in Academic Good Standing” are encouraged to take advantage of the tutorial services offered in the Academic Success Center. There are three distinct designations while “Not in Academic Good Standing” and the following regulations apply:

Academic Warning

If a student’s cumulative GPA falls below 2.00, he or she will be placed on Academic Warning.

When a student is placed on Academic Warning, it is strongly recommended that you talk with a Student Success Navigator to discuss your education plan and information regarding academic support services before the next registration.

To be removed from Academic Warning at the end of the next semester, the student must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.

Academic Probation

If a student’s cumulative GPA falls below 2.00 for two successive semesters (i.e., the student was placed on Academic Warning but was unable to achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 by the end of the subsequent semester of enrollment), he or she will be placed on academic probation.

When a student is placed on Academic Probation, he or she will be required to meet with a Student Success Navigator once before the semester begins and again immediately following midterm. It is incumbent upon the student to schedule and to attend these meetings. A Student Success Navigator may recommend or require various remedies to promote academic success, including but not limited to, tutoring, reduced course load, and/or change of major. Students who fail to satisfy the advising requirement, or who do not follow through on any conditions attached to their probationary status, may be prevented from making changes to their course schedule and/or registering for classes in the next semester.

To be removed from academic probation, a student must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.

Academic Suspension

If a student’s cumulative GPA falls below 2.00 for three successive semesters (i.e., the student was placed on Academic Warning, then Academic Probation, but was still unable to achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 by the end of the subsequent semester of enrollment), he or she will be placed on academic suspension.

A student placed on Academic Suspension will be prevented from further course registration and automatically dropped from any courses in which he or she may have already enrolled for any future term. The duration of the suspension will last for one semester (one Fall, Spring, or Summer semester).

A one-time appeal may be submitted by any student wishing to request an exception to this policy. The student will be required to submit an Academic Suspension Appeal Form and include appropriate supporting documentation prior to the beginning of the regular semester for which the student wishes to register. Should the appeal be granted, the student will be placed back on Academic Probation for no more than one semester and subject to any conditions noted in the appeal approval. Failure to satisfy any probationary conditions may result in the student being placed back on Academic Suspension. Should the appeal be denied, the student will be required to wait one semester before re-enrolling as stipulated in the initial suspension notice.

Please note that the College’s Academic Standing policy may differ from the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) calculated for Financial Aid Eligibility Federal regulations (34 CFR 668.34) that require a student to move toward the completion of a degree or certificate within an eligible program when receiving financial aid. Specific requirements for academic progress for financial aid recipients are applied differently than the College’s Academic Standards of Warning, Probation, and Suspension. Federal regulations state that Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards must include a review of all periods of enrollment, regardless of whether or not aid was received. The student must meet all the minimum standards in order to receive financial aid. Federal regulation requires the College to fully consider all credit hours attempted when determining aid eligibility and does not make an exception for any developmental courses or multiple attempts. For more information, please visit FAFSA’s website.

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