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Academic Warning, Probation, Suspension and Dismissal

Academic Warning

Any student who fails to make a GPA of 2.0 or higher for any one semester, or who fails any course, receives the statement "academic warning" on the respective semester academic record.

Academic Probation

Any student who fails to maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.5 is placed on academic probation. The statement, "academic probation," is placed on the student's academic record. A student on academic probation is required to consult with a faculty advisor or counselor and may be required to take less than the normal academic load in the next semester of attendance. Students are placed on probation only after they have attempted 12 semester credit hours. A person on probation is ineligible for appointed or elective office in student organizations, unless the vice president of student success, or designee, grants special permission.

Academic Suspension

Any student on academic probation who fails to attain a semester GPA of 1.5 for the next semester in attendance is subject to academic suspension. Academic suspension normally lasts one semester unless the student reapplies and is accepted for readmission to another curriculum of the College. The statement "academic suspension" is placed on the student's academic record. A student who has been informed of the academic suspension may submit an appeal in writing to the chair of the admissions and retention committee for reconsideration. Suspended students may be readmitted after the suspension period by submitting a written request for readmission. Students are placed on suspension only after they have attempted 24 semester credit hours.

A student who is reinstated to the College after having been academically suspended must achieve a semester GPA of 2.0 or better for the semester of reinstatement or be academically dismissed.

Academic Dismissal

A student on academic suspension who does not maintain at least a 2.0 GPA for the semester of reinstatement will be academically dismissed. A student on academic suspension who achieves a 2.0 GPA for the semester of reinstatement must maintain at least a 1.5 GPA in each subsequent semester of attendance. A student remains on probation until the cumulative GPA is raised to a minimum of 1.5.

Failure to attain a 1.5 GPA in each subsequent semester until the cumulative GPA reaches 1.5 results in academic dismissal. Academic dismissal normally is permanent unless, with good cause, the student reapplies and is accepted under special consideration by the admissions and retention committee of the College. The statement "academic dismissal" is placed on the student's academic record.