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Probation and Academic Standing

Standing Credit Hour Limit Requirement
Good Academic Standing 19 or fewer Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better
Probation Level 1 15 or fewer Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better
Probation Level 2 13 or fewer Earn a term GPA of 2.0 or better
Probation Level 3 6 or fewer Earn a term GPA of 2.0 or better
Probation Level 4 3 or fewer Earn a term GPA of 2.0 or better

Good Academic Standing

Students are considered to be in good academic standing during the first eleven (11) credit hours for which they are registered at the College. Effective the term in which a student registers for his or her twelfth credit hour, the following standards are applied to maintain good academic standing:

  • Students attempting a cumulative total of twelve (12) credit hours or more must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better to be in "good academic standing."
  • Students with a term GPA less than 2.0 will be sent a letter reminding them that they must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, regardless of the cumulative hours or cumulative GPA, to remain in good academic standing.

Academic Probation: Students Not in Good Standing

  • Students not meeting the good academic standing guidelines are placed on probation Level 2. These students are limited to registering for thirteen (13) or fewer credit hours for the subsequent term. Students are notified in writing of this probationary status and of the expectations for improvement. Students who do not reduce their registrations to thirteen (13) or fewer credit hours by the deadline stated in the letter will have their registrations voided.
  • Students on probation Level 2 who do not earn a term GPA of 2.0 or better during that term are placed on probation Level 3.
  • Students on probation Level 2 who achieve a term GPA of 2.0 or better, but do not have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better will be placed on probation Level 1. Students on probation Level 1 are limited to registering for fifteen (15) or fewer credit hours until their cumulative GPA is 2.0 or better. Students who do not reduce their registrations to fifteen (15) or fewer credit hours by the deadline stated in the letter will have their registrations voided.
  • Students on probation Level 1 who do not earn a term GPA of 2.0 or better during that term will be placed on probation Level 2.
  • Students on probation Level 3 are limited to registering for six (6) or fewer credit hours for the subsequent term. Students on probation Level 3 who achieve a term GPA of 2.0 or better will be placed back on probation Level 2. Students on probation Level 3 who do not earn a term GPA of 2.0 or better during that term will be placed on probation Level 4. Students who do not reduce their registrations to six (6) or fewer credit hours by the deadline stated in the letter will have their registrations voided.
  • Students on probation Level 4 are limited to registering for three (3) or fewer credits hours for the subsequent term. Students who complete their coursework with a term GPA of 2.0 or better will be placed back on probation Level 3 for the subsequent term. If this requirement is not met, students will remain on probation Level 4. Students who do not reduce their registrations to three (3) or fewer credit hours by the deadline stated in the letter will have their registrations voided.
  • If a student feels that extenuating circumstances affected her/his academic performance, s/he may appeal in writing to the Academic Standards Committee of the Academic Senate. The Committee will meet during intersession to review these appeals.
  • A student may decide to leave the institution rather than continue on probation. Students absent from the College for three (3) full years from the beginning of the term for which they were placed on probation may return to the College in good academic standing after meeting with their advisor and be eligible for full-time study. The prior academic record will be maintained as part of the entire College transcript, but good academic standing status shall be granted for the initial term. Review of good academic standing in subsequent terms will be based on the GPA for the entire transcript.
  • If at the end of any term, regardless of the probation level, a student on probation earns a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, the student will be placed back in good academic standing.
  • At the end of each term, each student on probation will be sent written notification of his/her probation level, credit hour limitations, and deadlines relating to the Good Academic Standing procedure. This notification will be sent to the student’s permanent address on file in the Business Office.