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Standards of Academic Progress

Standards of Academic Progress:  Academic Intervention, Probation, Dismissal


Students who earn/maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher are defined, by college policy, to be in good standing.

Cumulative GPA is calculated each term a student is enrolled in courses for credit. The grade point average is computed by dividing the total points earned by the total credit hours attempted.

Semester GPA is calculated each term a student is enrolled in courses for credit. The grade point average is computed by dividing the points earned for the term by the credit hours attempted for the term.

  • All students must maintain a minimum academic performance of at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA (2.0 or greater).
  • Students who do not meet the 2.0 requirement will be placed on the following academic standards:

    First semester cumulative GPA below 2.0 GPA - academic intervention

          Second consecutive semester cumulative GPA below a 2.0 GPA - academic probation

          Third consecutive semester cumulative GPA and semester GPA below a 2.0 GPA -  academic dismissal

Note: Students whose semester GPA is 2.0 or greater, but whose cumulative GPA would cause them to be dismissed, will be granted an additional probationary period for each semester in which the semester GPA is 2.0 or greater.

  • Students will be returned to good academic standing when a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater is earned.
  • Students who are on academic intervention or probation will receive correspondence that refers them to academic advisors for course permissions and the Welcome Center for academic assistance and information on the impact to financial aid.
  • Students who are on academic intervention or probation must consult with an academic advisor to register or add classes.

  • Last Revised: 05/09/2022