Academic Standards Policy


Academic warning, probation, and suspension

The academic warning and suspension policy is intended to promote successful learning. With this help, students will be alerted to potential problems in time for them to take corrective action. The following guidelines have been established to ensure that academic standards are maintained:

  1. At the conclusion of each quarter, the grades of all students enrolled in that quarter will be reviewed.
  2. Students who have attempted twelve or more credits in the quarter and whose grade point average that quarter is less than 2.0 will be notified of their situation.
  3. a. Warning (Level 1) - The first time a student’s cumulative or quarterly grade point average falls below 2.0, the college notifies the student that they have been placed on warning status.
    b. Probation (Level 2) - The second consecutive quarter of enrollment that the cumulative or quarterly grade point average falls below 2.0, the college will notify the student that he or she is on probation status. Students will be advised that they are required to meet with their advisor to develop an educational plan and implement strategies to correct this condition. 
    c. Academic Suspension (Level 3) - When students fail to earn a 2.0 GPA for three consecutive quarters, they are suspended from attendance at the College for a period of one academic quarter (exclusive of summer) until a successful appeal is completed. The student may appeal this suspension (see process below). After academic suspension of one quarter a student may appeal to the Academic Standards Review Board for re-instatement to the College. If re-admission is allowed, the student will remain on academic probation.
    d. Appeals – Students placed on academic suspension may appeal to the Academic Standards Review Board if they fell that unusual circumstances were the cause of their low academic achievement.
  4. Any student whose g.p.a. is under 2.0 will be encouraged to take advantage of the assistance provided by the College to enhance student success.
  5. Students placed on academic probation or suspension must appeal to the Academic Standards Review Board for a re-assessment if they feel that unusual circumstances beyond their control were the cause of their low academic achievement.
  6. After academic suspension of one quarter (fall, winter, spring), a student may appeal to the Academic Standards Review Board for re-instatement to the College. If re-admission is allowed, the student will remain on academic probation until achieving a quarterly 2.0 g.p.a.

Honor Roll

Students eligible for the President's Honor Roll or the Dean's Honor Roll must meet the following minimum criteria:

  •  Be a full-time student enrolled for 15 credits or more within a program area exclusive of remedial courses.
  • Achieve a 3.85 g.p.a. for the President's Honor Roll.

- OR -

  • Achieve a 3.50 g.p.a. for the Dean's Honor Roll.

Students with grades of I (Incomplete), Y (In-Progress), Z (No Credit), or an F are not eligible for honor roll recognition.