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Academic Information - Academic Standing

Catalog and Student Handbook

The College keeps students informed of their academic standing. A statement is printed on the student’s record to indicate academic warning, probation, suspension, or dismissal. Similarly, a statement will indicate when acceptable academic standing has been achieved. The College will assist students to increase their effectiveness in meeting the academic standards of the institution and ultimately to attain graduation. Students are expected to maintain a 2.00 “C” grade point average and to make normal academic progress toward graduation.

Good Academic Standing:

Students are considered to be in “good academic standing” if they maintain a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.00 per semester, are eligible to reenroll at the College, and are not on academic suspension or dismissal status. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 in order to take on-line classes.

Academic Warning:

Students who fail to attain a minimum GPA of 2.00 for any semester shall receive an academic warning. The statement “Academic Warning” will be printed on the student’s record. Students on academic warning are ineligible to take on-line classes if their cumulative GPA is below 2.00.

Academic Probation:

Students who fail to maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.5 will be on academic probation until such time as their cumulative average is 1.75 or better. The statement “Academic Probation” will be printed on their permanent records. Students on academic probation are ineligible to take on-line classes. Students on academic probation are ineligible to hold office in student organizations unless the Dean of Student Services grants special permission. Students usually will be required to carry a lighter course load the following semester. Students will be subject to academic probation only after they have attempted 12 semester credit hours. Revised 8/14/12

Academic Suspension:

Students on academic probation who fail to attain a GPA of 1.50 for the next semester of attendance will be subject to academic suspension. Students may be suspended only after attempting 24 credit hours. The statement “Academic Suspension” will be printed on the student’s permanent records. Students who have been informed that they are on academic suspension but wish to be considered for an immediate reinstatement may submit a written appeal to the Registrar for consideration by the Admissions Committee and the Dean of Student Services.

Reinstatement after Academic Suspension:

Reinstatement after the suspension period is not automatic. The suspended student must submit a written petition for readmission/ reinstatement to the Registrar for consideration by the Admissions Committee. The petition should address the student’s academic goals explain the academic difficulties that led to suspension, and describe what has been done to enhance the student’s chance for success. The Admissions Committee will review the petition within sixty business days. The Registrar will contact the student regarding the outcome of the petition for reinstatement. Students approved for reinstatement will be subject to special provisions. The decision of the Admissions Committee is final and not subject to appeal.

Academic Dismissal: Students who do not maintain at least a 2.0 GPA for the semester of reinstatement to the College following academic suspension will be academically dismissed. Students who have been placed on academic suspension and achieve a 2.0 GPA for the semester of their reinstatement must maintain at least a cumulative 1.75 GPA in each subsequent semester of attendance. Students remain on probation until their cumulative GPA is raised to a minimum of 1.75. Failure to attain a cumulative 1.75 GPA in each subsequent semester until cumulative GPA reaches 1.75 will result in academic dismissal. The statement “Academic Dismissal” will be printed on the transcript.

Academic dismissal normally is permanent unless, with good cause, the student reapplies and is accepted under special consideration for readmission. Dismissed students should direct a written petition for readmission to the Dean of Student Development for consideration by the Admissions Committee.

Dept. No. Sec. Course Title Credits Attempted Credits Completed Grade Quality Points
BIO 102 01 General Biology II 4 4 B 12
MTH 120 01 Introduction to Mathematics 3 3 A 12
ENG 111 03 College Composition I 3 3 B 9
IST 114 01 Fundamentals of Computer Info. Sys. 3 1 B 9
PED 126 01 Archery 1 1 B 3
BUS 200 01 Principles of Management 3 3 B 9
      Semester Totals: 17 17   54
Semester GPA: 3.18          

Quality points are computed by multiplying the number of credits completed by the grades earned. For example, for BIO 102--1 (4 credits), the student earned a B grade (3 points): 4 credits X 3 points = 12 quality points. Semester grade point average is computed by dividing the total quality points earned by the total credits attempted. For example, 54 divided by 17 = 3.18 semester GPA. “P”, “U”, “W”, “R”, “S”, and “X” grades do not count towards the grade point average.