Academic Standing & Progress

The college is committed to the academic success of every student. The college will monitor a student's grades and issue an appropriate warning if grades are inadequate. Academic standing is determined by the standards for academic progress listed below. Eligibility to graduate with a certificate or degree requires a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all course work applicable toward graduation. Courses with "F" grades do not count toward graduation, but are used in calculating the GPA.

Academic Progress Table:

GPA Credit Hours Suspension Probation Alert Good Standing
1-15 - .00-.99 1.00-1.99 2.00
16-22 .00-.99 1.00-1.49 1.50-1.99 2.00
23-30 .00-1.49 1.50-1.74 1.75-1.99 2.00
31 and up .00-1.74 1.75-1.99 < 2.00* 2.00

*Students who had maintained satisfactory progress through 30 credits will be placed on Academic Alert the first time their GPA goes below 2.00.

Academic Alert
Students who fail to make satisfactory academic progress as defined by the Academic Progress Table will be placed on academic alert. Additionally, students who are exhibiting poor academic achievement by receiving an excess of "W," "Y," "Z," "F," or "I" grades may be placed on Academic Alert, as determined by the Academic Record Review Committee. Students placed on Academic Alert receive a letter from the Dean of Academic Support & Success informing them of their academic standing and suggesting the use of college services to improve academic performance.  The student can register for courses without penalty.

Academic Probation
Students who fail to meet satisfactory academic progress as defined by the Academic Progress Table will be placed on academic probation. Additionally, students who are exhibiting poor academic achievement by receiving an excess of "W," "Y," "Z," "F," or "I" grades may be placed on Academic Probation, as determined by the Dean of Academic Support and Success. Students placed on Academic Probation receive a letter from the Dean of Academic Support & Success informing them of their academic standing and the requirements that must be met in order to register for the next semester.  The student must complete an Academic Success Plan and return the document to the Dean of Academic Support and Success.

Academic Suspension
Students who fail to make satisfactory progress as defined by the Academic Progress Table will be placed on academic suspension. Additionally, students who are exhibiting poor academic achievement by receiving an excess of "W," "Y," "Z," "F," or "I" grades may be placed on Academic Suspension as determined by the Dean of Academic Support and Success. Students placed on Academic Suspension receive a letter from the Dean of Academic Support & Success informing them of their academic standing. Students placed on Academic Suspension will be academically suspended from the college. To continue enrollment, students must participate in the Alternative Suspension process and must meet with the Dean of Academic Support and Success to establish an academic contract and success plan.  Students must meet with an academic advisor to schedule courses, and students are limited to 6-7 credit hours.  The contract may include part-time status, repeating failed courses, enrolling in a study skills course and other requirements deemed necessary for success.  This contract remains in place until the students' total GPA rises above the Suspension level from the Academic Progress Table.  Students must successfully complete all credits attempted and achieve a semester grade point average of at least a 2.0 to continue enrollment at the College.   

Academic Dismissal
Students who fail to make satisfactory academic progress as defined by the Academic Progress Table will be placed on academic dismissal. Additionally, students who were not successful in the Alternative to Academic Suspension program or did not achieve a semester GPA of at least 2.0 after the first semester following one semester of academic suspension will be placed on academic dismissal. Students placed on Academic Dismissal will receive a letter from the Dean of Academic Support & Success informing them of their academic standing and dismissal from the college.  Students will need to sit out one full academic year (fall and spring semester).

Reinstatement
Students who have been academically dismissed may apply for reinstatement after one year, if they can demonstrate that the circumstances that contributed to their past poor academic performance have been eliminated or managed so as to promote academic success. To apply for reinstatement, the student must submit a completed Application for Reinstatement to the Dean of Academic Support and Success, prior to the following dates:

  • June 15 - for Fall Semester reinstatement
  • October 15 - for Spring Semester reinstatement

The student is required to appear before the Academic Record Review Committee to present the application and the changed circumstances. The student will be notified of the reinstatement hearing date one week after the due dates listed above.  The student will be required to complete an Academic Progress course session in CANVAS and meet with an academic advisor to schedule courses, and students are limited to 6-7 credit hours.  

If a student has met the required one year dismissal and has missed the deadline to apply for reinstatement, the Dean of Academic Support and Success will review and meet with the student for reinstatement.  The student will be required to complete an Academic Progress course session in CANVAS and meet with an academic advisor to schedule courses, and students are limited to 6-7 credit hours.

Academic Record Review Committee

This is a group of faculty and administrative staff who convenes prior to the start of each fall and spring academic semester to review academic standing of students and consider students’ applications for academic reinstatement.