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Academic Standards and Probation Policy

Purpose

 

The purpose of the Academic Standards Policy is to assist students in the successful progression of completing credit bearing, graded classes that are reported on the academic transcript to meet completion of program of study and educational goals. The Policy provides early notification and intervention strategies to students who do not meet the required cumulative 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).

 

Satisfactory Academic Standing

 

Satisfactory Academic Standing is a status indicating a student is meeting the academic standards policy requirements by maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above.

 

Early notification is provided to students who are meeting the academic standards policy, but whose quarterly GPA is below a 2.0. This emphasizes the importance of academic standards and the availability of campus support services.

 

Academic Probation

 

Academic Probation is a status indicating a student is not meeting the academic standards policy requirements. Students are on Academic Probation if both their cumulative and quarterly GPAs are below a 2.0. Students on probation are notified, and a hold is placed on future registration. Holds will be lifted after either meeting with an academic advisor, or attending a specified offering to develop an academic probation success plan.

 

Academic Alert

 

Academic Alert is a status indicating a student is not meeting the academic standards policy, but making quarterly progress. Students are on Academic Alert if their cumulative GPA is below a 2.0 and quarterly GPA is 2.0 or above. Students on alert are notified to emphasize the importance of academic standards and the availability of campus support services.

 

Academic Suspension

Academic Suspension is a status indicating a student has repeatedly not met the academic standards policy. Students are on Academic Suspension if their cumulative and quarterly GPAs are below 2.0 for two or more consecutive quarters. Students on suspension are notified with appeal options, and a hold is placed on their future registration.

 

The Academic Standards policy applies to all students who are enrolled in credit bearing, graded classes that are reported on the academic transcript to meet completion of program of study and educational goals. This policy is separate from any requirements of special programs or eligibility to receive funding, such as Financial Aid.  If you are receiving funding through Financial Aid or other sources, contact the source to determine any potential impact of your recent grades to your funding.

All current and previous students on probation and/or suspension will be transitioning to the new policy effective for the 2017-18 academic year and their previous academic standing will be waived. If you are one of these students we highly encourage you to connect with a counselor and/or academic advisor to discuss your academic goals, challenges, strengths and some potential ways to improve your academic success. If you have an existing advising block on your student record email advising@highline.edu to request removal of the advising block.

Advising Options

General students: Academic advisors for general students are available in the Advising Center.

Running Start students: Academic advisors are available in the High School Programs Office.

International Student Programs: International students are required to meet with their ISP advisor.  

Faculty advisor: If you have met with your faculty advisor for probation advising, your advisor can email advising@highline.edu to request removal of the advising block.