Students’ academic standings are determined at the end of each major semester/trimester, or at the time transfer work is recorded or grade changes are processed. Students’ cumulative GPAs determine one of the following academic standards: (1) Good Standing; (2) Probation; (3) Continued Probation; and (4) Academic Dismissal. Academic Dismissal is imposed only at the end of a major semester/trimester on any student enrolled for eight or more semester hours.
Probation: Students are placed on Probation when their cumulative grade point average (GPA) falls below the following, expressed in terms of semesters/trimesters of full-time college enrollment:
End of 1st semester (or at least 12 s.h. attempted): 1.70
End of 2nd semester (or at least 24 s.h. attempted): 1.80
End of 3rd semester (or at least 36 s.h. attempted): 1.90
End of 4th semester and after (or at least 48 s.h. attempted): 2.00
Return to Good Standing: Students will be removed from Probation/Continued Probation and returned to Good Standing if they achieve the required cumulative grade point average.
Continued Probation: Students who have been on probation for a semester/trimester, and do not achieve the required cumulative grade point average, will be placed on Continued Probation if they earn at least a 2.25 GPA for the current semester/trimester.
Academic Dismissal: Students who fail to achieve the required cumulative grade point average to be removed from probation or do not earn at least the 2.25 GPA for the current semester/trimester will be academically dismissed. Students who fail to achieve above a cumulative 1.0 cumulative grade point average after any semester will be academically dismissed. Student records will be review prior to dismissal.
A student placed on probation or continued probation:
- Must meet with an academic success coach weekly,
- Create and follow an academic success plan with supervision from academic success coach, and
- Students that are in non-compliance could be dismissed at any point during the semester.
Previous deficient academic standing will not be held against students who have subsequently achieved good standing.
The academic performance of those enrolled for 7 semester hours or less cannot cause automatic dismissal— i.e., dismissal based on a single semester’s/trimester’s work. However, their cumulative hours earned and cumulative GPA will be evaluated on the same basis as those of full-time students and thus may lead to probation or continued probation.
Grade changes and late receipt of college transfer work may affect probationary status at the time documentation is received by the Registrar’s Office. Academic Dismissal, however, may occur only at the end of the regular semester/trimester.
Readmission After Academic Dismissal
A student who has been dismissed may be readmitted only after applying for readmission and being approved by the Curricular Adjustment Committee (CAC). Academic dismissal is for a minimum period of one semester for the first dismissal, two semesters for a second dismissal, and six semesters for a third dismissal. Only extreme circumstances would warrant consideration by the CAC for consideration prior to the minimum period defined above. Summer Session may be considered a semester. Demonstration of academic success will improve chances for readmission. Print an Application for Readmission here now. The form is also available at the Registrar’s Office in F.M. Smith Library.
Any decision by the CAC with regard to this policy is final.