Application of Standards of Progress

  1. When the Cumulative GPA is at or above the GPA required for the total number of credit hours attempted at the College, the student’s status is Clear.
  2. When a student’s Cumulative GPA is below the GPA required for the number of credit hours attempted at the College, the student is placed on Academic Probation.
  3. When the Cumulative GPA of a student who is on Academic Probation remains below the GPA required for the total number of credit hours attempted at the College but the semester GPA is 2.0 or above, the student remains on Academic Probation.
  4. When the Cumulative GPA of a student who is on Academic Probation remains below the GPA required for the total number of credit hours attempted at the College and the semester GPA is below 2.0; the student is suspended for one semester. The transcript will read SUSPENDED-ONE SEMESTER.
  5. The student who is suspended for one semester may appeal. If, after appeal, the student is readmitted without serving the one semester suspension, the transcript will read SUSPENDED-ONE SEMESTER/READMITTED UPON APPEAL. The student who is readmitted upon appeal re-enters on Academic Probation.
  6. A student who is on Academic Probation after being suspended for one semester (whether the student has served the suspension or has been readmitted upon appeal) without having since achieved Clear academic status and whose Cumulative GPA falls below the level required for the total number of hours attempted at the College but whose semester GPA is 2.0 or above will remain on Academic Probation until the student achieves the required GPA for the total number of hours attempted.
  7. A student returning from a one semester or one-year suspension and while on academic probation fails to obtain the required GPA for the number of hours attempted and fails to maintain a semester GPA of 2.0 will be placed on a one year suspension.
  8. A student may appeal a one-semester or a one-year suspension. The permanent student record will reflect the student’s status (except when the status is clear). When appropriate, the record will reflect ACADEMIC PROBATION, ACADEMIC SUSPENSION-ONE TERM, ACADEMIC PROBATION-ONE YEAR, ONE TERM SUSPENSION-READMITTED ON APPEAL, or ONE-YEAR SUSPENSION-READMITTED ON APPEAL.

Process for Appeal for Readmission

If a student declares no contest of the facts leading to suspension but simply wishes to request consideration for readmission, the student may submit a request in writing for an “appeal for readmission” to the Assistant Dean no later than the close of open registration (see College Catalog or Semester Course Schedules for dates). During the meeting of the Admissions Committee, which shall not be considered a “due process” hearing but rather a petition for readmission, the student shall be given an opportunity to present a rationale and/or statement of mitigating circumstances in support of immediate readmission. The decision of the Admissions Committee, together with the materials presented by the student, shall be placed in the College’s official records. Additionally, a copy of the written decision shall be provided to the student. Equity, reasonableness, and consistency should be the standards by which such decisions are measured. If the student is readmitted without serving the one-semester suspension or the one-calendar-year suspension, the transcript will read SUSPENDED-ONE SEMESTER or ONE YEAR/READMITTED UPON APPEAL.