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2013 - 2014 Catalog
Scholastic Performance and Academic Standings


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Acceptable Scholastic Performance

College work is measured in terms of credit hours. The number of credit hours offered for each course is listed with the course description. In college-level courses (those numbered above 1000), the number of credit hours a course has is indicated by the second digit of the course number. A course numbered 1301 is a 3-hour credit course, one numbered 2401 is a 4-hour course, etc.

Acceptable scholastic performance, also known as Good Standing is based upon student progress toward successful course and program completion. The two components used to compute academic standing are GPA (1) and course completion. Academic Standings are computed beginning with the first enrollment. Procedures are developed to positively intervene with students on the levels of Academic Standards.

Scholastic Standards

Good Standing: The Good Standing standard is awarded to students maintaining a cumulative GPA (1) of 2.0 or higher and who complete at least one course each semester/session of enrollment.

Early Alert: Students who have withdrawn from all credit courses during a semester/term of enrollment are placed on Early Alert. Students on Early Alert will be moved to Good Standing if they complete at least one credit course in their next semester/session of enrollment and earn a semester/term GPA (1) of at least 2.0.

Probation One: Students on Early Alert who fail to complete at least one credit course with a grade of "C" or higher in their next semester of enrollment are placed on Probation One regardless of their cumulative GPA (1). Students who fail to earn a GPA (1) of 2.0 are also placed on Probation One. Students on Probation One may have course work and total number of credit hours limited and may be required to register for specific courses. Students on Probation One must complete at least one credit course in their next semester/session of enrollment and earn a semester/session GPA (1) of at least 2.0. Students will remain on Probation One until their cumulative GPA (1) is 2.0 or higher.

Suspension: Students on Probation One will be placed on Suspension if they fail to complete at least one credit course in their next semester/session of enrollment and earn a semester/session GPA (1) of at least 2.0. Students on Suspension are ineligible to enroll in credit courses in the next subsequent session of enrollment (Fall Semester, Spring Semester or Summer Session).

Probation Two: Students readmitted after Suspension will be placed on Probation Two. Students on Probation Two may have course work and total number of credit hours limited and may be required to register for specific courses. Students on Probation Two must complete at least one credit course in their next semester/session of enrollment and earn a semester/session GPA (1) of at least 2.0. Students will remain on Probation Two until their cumulative GPA (1) is 2.0 or higher.

Academic Dismissal: Students on Probation Two will be placed on Academic Dismissal if they fail to complete at least one credit course in their next semester/session of enrollment and earn a semester/term GPA (1) of at least 2.0. Students on Academic Dismissal are not eligible to enroll in credit courses for a period of 12 months.

Probation Three: Students on Academic Dismissal will be readmitted on Probation Three. Students on Probation Three may have course work and total number of credit hours limited and may be required to register for specific courses. Students on Probation Three must complete at least one credit course in their next semester/session of enrollment and earn a semester/session GPA (1) of at least 2.0. Students will remain on Probation Three until their cumulative GPA (1) is 2.0 or higher.

Indefinite Academic Dismissal: Students on Probation Three will be placed on Indefinite Academic Dismissal if they fail to complete at least one credit course in their next semester/session of enrollment and earn a semester/term GPA (1) of at least 2.0. Students on Indefinite Academic Dismissal are not eligible to enroll for 12 months and are only eligible to enroll after that period upon the recommendation of the chief student affairs officer or designee at the college last attended.

Appeals

The chief student affairs officer at each college is responsible for establishing procedures whereby students may appeal any of the Standards, including Early Alert, Probation One, Two and Three, Suspension, Academic Dismissal and Indefinite Academic Dismissal. An appeal must be in writing and must include any extenuating circumstances having a bearing on academic performance. The appeal must also address how the student plans to address future academic performance. The college may limit the student course work and total number of credit hours and may require the student to enroll in specific coursework.

Other Colleges

Students on Suspension or Academic Dismissal from another institution may have their academic history reviewed for admission based on campus requirements.

If you are on academic suspension or academic dismissal from another institution, you are ineligible for registration at the college unless you have met the academic standards required by the college.

Academic Standings

Students placed on Early Alert will be notified of their status and what steps must be taken in order to alter this status. Advisement services will be offered. Students placed on Probation One, Two or Three will be notified of their status and will be required to complete advisement. These students may be required to register for a limited course load and to register for specific courses by the college. Student may appeal any academic standing, including Early Alert, Probation One, Probation Two, Probation Three, Suspension, Academic Dismissal and Indefinite Academic Dismissal. The chief student affairs officer at each college is responsible for establishing an appeals process. An appeal must be in writing and must include any extenuating circumstances having a bearing on academic performance. The appeal must address how the student plans to address future academic performance.

It is the student's responsibility to understand and comply with the college's academic standards and procedures of the institution.


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