A student is considered to be making unsatisfactory academic progress when his/her cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0. Students may be placed on warning as early as their second semester. If a student falls below this mark, he or she will be notified once the semester ends that he or she is to be placed on academic warning, academic probation or academic suspension. This notification will outline the consequences of the student’s low GPA, provide resources for improvement, and set benchmarks for the upcoming semester.
Academic Warning: The first semester that a student’s cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0, the student will receive an academic warning. Students who have been placed on academic warning will receive e-mail notification from the vice president of student services at their college-issued e-mail address. In addition, students will receive a list of recommended services as well as resources on campus.
Academic Probation: The second successive semester that a student’s cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0, the student will be placed on probation. While on academic probation, the student will be limited by WebAdvisor to registering for no more than 12 credit hours. An exception to the credit hour limitation requires the approval of the department dean. Students will also be required to meet with the director of student success to develop an academic success plan. Students who have been placed on academic probation will receive an e-mail notification from the vice president of student services at their college-issued e-mail address. Academic probation will be posted to the student’s official transcript.
Academic Suspension: A third successive semester that the student’s cumulative GPA falls below 2.0, the student will be suspended for one semester. A student who has been informed of academic suspension may submit an appeal to the director of student success, or designee, for reconsideration. If granted readmission, the student will consult with the director in creating an action plan for academic improvement which will include a restricted course load of no more than eight hours. The student will have the approved schedule entered by the Registrar’s Office.
A student, who is reinstated after an appeal or after the suspension period, must achieve a semester average GPA of 2.0 or better for the semester of reinstatement and must continue to receive at least a 2.0 GPA in each subsequent semester of attendance. The student will remain on probation until their cumulative GPA reaches 2.0 at which time the probation status will be removed. Failure to attain a 2.0 semester GPA until the cumulative GPA reaches a 2.0 results in suspension of one semester. Academic suspension will be posted to the student’s official transcript.
Reinstatement Process for Students Not Appealing Academic Suspension: Students who choose not to appeal their academic standing may request reinstatement for a future term (after sitting out one term of suspension) by submitting a Reinstatement Request to the director of student success. In order for reinstatement to be considered, students must meet with the director to develop an academic success action plan. Requests for reinstatement must be received one month prior to the start date of the term for which the student wants to re-enroll. Requests will be reviewed by the Enrollment Management Committee. The student will be notified via e-mail of the committee’s decision and any conditions related to the re-enrollment.
Academic warning, probation and suspension are not associated with financial aid eligibility. Please see the Satisfactory Academic Progress section of this catalog for information about financial aid eligibility and academic performance.