Academic Progress

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The college is committed to helping students attain their educational goals. The Standards of Academic Progress are intended to identify students who seemingly are making little or no progress and help them correct academic weaknesses as early as possible. The standards include limits on the number of credits for which students may register and prescribe specific kinds of assistance. A student’s academic progress will be reviewed at intervals of each 16 semester hours attempted. The goal for the College and its students is to improve academic performance so that students may attain their academic and career goals

The following chart details the measures that will be used to determine your academic standing. The standards have a quality component (CGPA) measured against a quantitative component (number of GPA credits).

GPA
CREDITS
CGPA
REQUIRED
ACADEMIC
WARNING
ACADEMIC
PROBATION
ACADEMIC
SUSPENSION
0-16 1.25 Below 1.25 Previous Semester Warning, CGPA below 1.25 Previous Semester Probation, CGPA below 1.25
17-32 1.5 Below 1.50 Previous Semester  Warning, CGPA below 1.50 Previous Semester Probation, CGPA below 1.50
33-48 1.75 Below 1.75 Previous Semester Warning, CGPA below 1.75 Previous Semester Probation, CGPA below 1.75
Above 48 2.00 Below 2.00 Previous Semester Warning, CGPA below 2.00 Previous Semester Probation, CGPA below 2.00
Attempted Credits

are defined as all credits that appear on the academic history record. Any credit for which a grade is awarded is counted as an attempted credit. These credits include passed, repeated, failed, incomplete, and withdrawals credits.

GPA Credits

are defined as credits that are used in calculating the GPA. These credits include all passed and failed credits, excluding the lowest grades obtained for repeated courses within the course repeat limits. Please refer to the Course Repeat Policy (Page 10) for further details.

If a student fails to successfully complete enough courses in a semester and/or does not meet a required grade point average as shown in the above table, the student may be placed under one of the following academic restrictions:

Academic Warning:

Academic warning is indicated on the student transcript. A student on Academic Warning is prohibited from taking more than 15 credits during the term he/she is on Academic Warning. If the student has pre-registered for more than 15 credits, the student will be required to drop the excess credits. All students on Academic Warning are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor prior to enrollment for the next semester.

Academic Probation:

Academic probation is indicated on the student transcript. A student on Academic Probation is prohibited from taking more than 12 credits during the term he/she is on Academic Probation unless he/she receives approval from the Vice President of Student Affairs. If the student has pre-registered for more than 12 credits, the student will be required to drop the excess credits. All students on Academic Probation are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor prior to enrollment for the next semester.

Academic Suspension:

Academic suspension is indicated on the grade report (transcript). Students are required to discontinue enrollment for one semester (fall or spring). Students are eligible to apply for readmission to the college after the suspension period. Admission will be on a petition basis. The petition must present evidence of some change in the student’s circumstances and must be approved by the Student Affairs Committee. A meeting will be scheduled between Student Affairs Committee and the student applying for reestablishment to determine if the student has the academic ability and desire to successfully continue in the program. If a student is readmitted, the student must review his/her academic program with an academic advisor prior to enrollment for the next semester and the student will be placed on probation for a period of one academic semester.

Academic Dismissal:

Academic dismissal is indicated on the grade report (transcript). A student readmitted to the College following an Academic Suspension shall be placed on Academic Dismissal if the student fails to earn a semester (current) or cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, or fails to complete at least 50% of the total credits for that semester.

A student who has been dismissed is prohibited from enrolling in any credit courses offered by the College for two regular semesters. The student may reapply for admission after the dismissal period and will be readmitted on Academic Probation/Dismissal status. The student will then be subject to the following:

  • Admission will be on a petition basis. The petition must present evidence of some change in the student’s circumstances and must be approved by the Student Affairs Committee. A meeting will be scheduled between Student Affairs Committee and the student applying for reestablishment to determine if the student has the academic ability and desire to successfully continue in the program.
  • If a student is readmitted, then during the probationary semester following an Academic Dismissal, the student earns or maintains a semester and cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and passes 50% of the total credits for that semester, the student shall be restored to good academic standing the following semester.
  • If, during the probationary semester following an Academic Dismissal, the student succeeds in earning a semester or cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, the student shall remain on Academic Probation for another semester.
  • Special conditions may be established by the Student Affairs Committee. If the student fails to meet those special conditions during the second probationary semester following the dismissal, the student shall be permanently dismissed from the College.

If, during the probationary semester following an Academic Dismissal, the student fails to earn a semester and cumulative GPA of at least 2.0, the student shall be permanently dismissed from the College.