Learning College Manual
Academic Standing and Appeals
Rules and regulations regarding academic standing, suspension, and length of suspension approved by the President shall be published in the Student Handbook.
Academic Standing Procedures
Students whose grade point average (GPA) falls below a 2.0 are placed on academic alert. Students on academic alert may benefit from familiarizing themselves with two important college procedures: Academic Fresh Start and Course Repeat. Students who repeat classes are encouraged to review their transcripts carefully to ensure that previously earned lower grade(s) have been removed from grade point average calculation. Students on academic alert should also consider academic load as well as assistance available through Student Services, Supplemental Instruction, and Academic Advisors.
In order to alert faculty and staff advisors that students are struggling academically, the Records Office will flag records in Colleague as notification when student GPAs fall below 2.0.
Potential Consequences Related to Ongoing Academic Alert
There will be times when student academic performance is chronically poor, e.g., student is performing at or below 1.0 in consecutive semesters. Academic advisors may refer these students to the Dean of Students who will evaluate the progress of the student and may refer the student to the Committee on Admissions, Academic Continuation, and Records. This committee may (1) approve continued enrollment under specified circumstances or (2) suspend the enrollment of the student for a specified time frame. After observing the suspension period, the student must seek approval from the Dean of Students. The Dean of Students may refer the decision to the Committee on Admissions, Academic Continuation, and Records prior to re-entering.
Guidelines may vary by program, e.g., Career and College Promise, Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET), and helath sciences. Information regarding academic standing guidelines by program is available in specific departmental areas.
Academic Standing Appeal
A student may appeal a decision on academic standing. An appeal should be submitted in writing to the Dean of Students. The Dean of Students may refer the appeal to the Committee on Admissions, Academic Continuation, and Records. The student may further appeal this decision to the Vice President of Academic and Student Services and Institutional Assessment. The decision of the Vice President will be final.
Policy No: 401-02-00BP
Adopted: April 1965
Amended: May 1984; November 1986; November 1987; November 1989; May 11, 1993; July 1993; August 2005; May 24, 2011; September 30, 2014