Standards of Academic Progress Policy

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 12 semester hours attempted.

  • Academic warning — 6-12 semester hours attempted with completion of less than 50 percent of semester hours attempted or cumulative GPA of less than 2.00.

Academic warning is indicated on the grade report. Students are required to review their academic program with a counselor prior to enrollment for the next semester.

  • Academic probation — 13-24 semester hours attempted with completion of less than 50 percent of semester hours attempted or cumulative GPA of less than 2.00.

Academic probation is indicated on the grade report. Students may enroll for a maximum of 12 semester hours and are required to review their academic program with a counselor prior to enrollment for the next semester. Students will be required to take COL 102◊, Being Successful in College. They also may be required by the counselor to engage in one or more of the following: (1) college success courses, (2) CSG 150◊, Career/Life Planning, (3) workshops.

Academic suspension — 25-36 semester hours attempted with completion of less than 50 percent of semester hours attempted or cumulative GPA of less than 2.00.

Academic suspension is indicated on the grade report. 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; in order for readmission to be approved, the petition must present evidence of some change in the student’s circumstances. The petition must be approved by a counselor.

If a student is readmitted, the student must review his/her academic program with the counselor prior to enrollment for the next semester. Students may be required by the counselor to engage in one or more of the following: (1) an assessment program, (2) college success courses or (3) CSG 150◊ Career/Life Planning course.

  • Academic dismissal — More than 36 semester hours attempted with completion of less than 50 percent of semester hours attempted or GPA of less than 2.00.

Academic dismissal will be indicated on the grade report. Students are required to discontinue enrollment for one year.

Students are eligible to apply for readmission to the college after the dismissal period (one year). Admission will be on a petition basis; in order for readmission to be approved, the petition must present evidence of some change in the student’s circumstances. The petition must be approved by a counselor.

If a student is readmitted, the student must review his/her academic program with the counselor prior to enrollment after dismissal and may be required by the counselor to engage in one or more of the following: (1) an assessment program, (2) college success courses or (3) CSG 150◊ Career/Life Planning course.

Mandatory Enrollment in COL 102◊, Being Successful in College

When students consistently underachieve academically, the institution shall take a pro-active position in order to improve academic performance. Specifically, students on academic probation have demonstrated inadequate academic performance, resulting in a cumulative grade-point average below 2.0. In order to correct or improve on academic performance: (1) Students who have completed 12 credit hours and have a cumulative GPA below 2.0 shall be required to enroll in COL 102◊, Being Successful in College, in the next semester, (2) This policy shall be mandated for students placed on academic probation as a result of course work completed during the previous 12 months.