Reasons for Academic Probation
- Students are placed on academic probation if they fail to meet the cumulative quantitative and qualitative progress scales listed above in the Academic Probation Management Program (APMP). All students placed on academic probation must participate in the Academic Probation Management Program (APMP). Students on academic probation may register for the number of semester credit hours that they and their advisors feel are achievable. Students are required to earn a 2.0 semester grade point average or higher and to pass two-thirds or more of the hours that they attempt in any probationary semester. Failure to do so will result in suspension. Students must satisfy both the qualitative and quantitative standards outlined in the Satisfactory Academic Progress scale in order to have their probationary status removed and meet standards.
- Every student on Academic Probation MUST sign the Academic Probation Management Contract (Example in PDF).
Getting Off Probation
- To have the probationary status removed, students must achieve both the cumulative qualitative and quantitative standards listed in the College’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy, which may require being on Academic Probation for more than one semester.
- While on Academic Probation, students must earn BOTH a 2.0 semester grade point average and 2/3 of the credit hours attempted in the probationary semester. If the student meets that goal in that semester, he/she will not be Academically Suspended or Dismissed, but it is possible he/she will remain on Academic Probation until the cumulative SAP standards are met.
Compliance with APM
We strongly suggest students participate in the Academic Probation Management Program (APMP) to assist in improving their academic standing and meeting the SAP Standards. Facilitated by the Academic Advising Center, the APMP includes the following services and events:
- Meetings and communication with the assigned APM Counselor that include one-on-one meetings and Edvance360, phone and email communication.
- Academic Enhancement Workshops
- Signature Events: Coffee & Conversation and Chat & Chew
- APMP Mass Meetings which should be attended by all students on Academic Probation.
- Compliance Guidelines (PDF)
- Suspension: If, at the end of the probationary period, students have not achieved the cumulative qualitative and quantitative minimum indicated on the Satisfactory Academic Progress Scale or earned at least a 2.00 grade point average and two- thirds of their credit hours attempted during the probationary period, the students are placed on academic suspension. Students on academic suspension must sit-out for one semester or enroll in summer school and achieve the applicable cumulative SAP requirements. While the College encourages students on academic suspension to take steps to improve their academic performance, it will not accept transfer credits for courses taken at another college during the period of suspension.
- Academic Dismissal: If students re-admitted after suspension fail to achieve the cumulative qualitative and quantitative minimumstandards indicated on the Satisfactory Academic Progress Scale or earned at least a 2.00 grade point average or higher and two-thirds or more of their credit hours semester criteria, the students will be dismissed from the College. If the appeal by dismissed students is not approved by the College, the affected students may apply for readmission only after a period of five years. The privilege of requesting readmission does not imply an obligation on the part of the College to grant the request. The College reserves the right to deny readmission on the merits of the individual case or, if students are readmitted, to indicate the conditions under which they are to be readmitted. While the College encourages students on academic dismissal to take steps to improve their academic performance, it will not accept transfer credits for courses taken at another college during the period of dismissal.
- The Appeals Process: Students subject to academic actions have the right to appeal. The official letter of academic action will inform the students that they may appeal the impending academic action by writing a letter directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs who will forward such requests to the College's SAP Appeals Committee for a recommendation. In certain cases, the Vice President for Academic Affairs may issue a recommendation independent of the SAP Appeals Committee. During the academic appeals process, students have not been officially suspended nor dismissed; their academic sanctions are suspended until their appeals are heard and a final decision is rendered by the College. If the students’ appeal of academic sanctions is granted, their academic status reverts to the status they had prior to the sanctions. If the appeal is accepted by the College, the student may enroll under the academic status of probation.
APM Calendar of Events (TBA)