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Academic Standards for Students

If your GPA is below 2.0, you are not meeting the minimum requirements for good academic standing. The
college will notify you if your grades indicate you may need to take actions to improve your academic
performance. Connect with an advisor, instructor, or campus service for help getting back on track.

Academic Probation

 

If your quarterly and cumulative GPA are below 2.0 for the first time, (effective Fall 2017), you are on academic probation. You must complete a few requirements aimed at helping you improve. A block is placed on your registration until you meet the requirements. Students must attend a Thrive Student Success workshop and complete an Academic Success module in Canvas to learn about key resources and strategies.

Sign up for Spring 2018 Thrive Student Success Workshop offerings here

 After Probation

  • If you raise your cumulative GPA to 2.0 or above, great job! You are off probation.
  • If you raise your quarterly GPA above 2.0, but your cumulative is still below 2.0, you are making progress! You are on Academic Alert and should keep improving until your cumulative GPA is 2.0 or above.
  • If your grades are still below 2.0, you will be on Academic Suspension.

Academic Suspension


If your quarterly and cumulative GPA are below 2.0 for the second time in a row, you are on Suspension.
You must take one quarter off to address any issues that may be impacting your ability to focus on your
classes. The first time you are on Suspension, you may waive your one quarter suspension and remain
enrolled, if you complete a series of required check-ins during the quarter. You must login to Canvas to
complete the assignments in the Suspension Alternative course. A block has been placed on your
registration until you complete these assignments.

After your first Suspension
  • If you raise your cumulative GPA to 2.0 or above, great job! You are off suspension.       
  • If you raise your quarterly GPA above 2.0, but your cumulative is still below 2.0, you are making
    progress! You are on Academic Alert and should keep improving until your cumulative GPA is 2.0 or
    above.
  • If your grades are still below 2.0, you will be suspended for one year.
Suspension Appeals
If your quarterly and cumulative GPA are below 2.0 for three or more quarters, you must take a one
year break from enrollment. A block has been placed on your registration, and you will be withdrawn
from any classes unless you submit an appeal by the deadline to the Office of the Vice President of
Student Services.

Returning from Suspension
If you return at any time after one year, we want to be sure you are connected to an advisor or
counselor who can assist and support you before you register . Contact your faculty advisor, the
Advising Center, or Counseling Centerfor assistance.

For Faculty and Professional Advisors


Use the advising tool to find out if a student is on academic probation or suspension. Students should
have received an email with the steps they need to take to resolve any registration blocks associated
with the policy.

To advise students:

In addition to helping students develop strategies for academic success, advisors should direct
students to the email they received which outlines their next steps.

Probation: Students should complete the Canvas Academic Success module, and attend a Thrive
workshop. If students miss the workshop, individual advising can meet this requirement on a
case-by-case basis. Students in International Student Programs must see their ISP advisor.

First Suspension: Students should complete the assignments due in the Suspension Alternative
module in Canvas. Students who complete the check-ins by the due date will have their registration
block lifted.

Second Suspension: Students can appeal to request a review of their record in order to continue
their enrollment prior to their one year mandatory time off. Appeals are submitted to the Office of
the Vice President of Student Services and reviewed by faculty on the Scholastic Review Committee.

SMS Unusual action codes:


A1: Advising required (block lifted by Advising Center when requirement is met)
1S:
First Suspension (block lifted by Advising Center when advising requirement is met)
2S:
Second Suspension (block lifted by VPSS if appeal is approved, or end of suspension)
PB:
Probation (informational – not a block, remains on record)
SU:
Suspension (informational – not a block, remains on record)