Academic Affairs

Board of Trustees Policy

SUBJECT:

Academic Progression

NUMBER:
3.9
DATE:
June 21, 2010
SUPERSEDES:
Academic Standing

Purpose

In an effort to increase the ability of students to reach their educational goals, the College has established academic milestones to monitor the continuum of progression toward graduation.

Policy

To graduate from the College, a student must fulfill all degree or certificate requirements and earn a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. Acceptable progression toward graduation includes maintaining a cumulative GPA as outlined in the Academic Progress Table.

A student who earned a semester GPA less than 2.0 or who received an F, XF or NP grade in college-level courses or a D, F, XF or NP grade in developmental courses will be issued an Academic Warning unless he/she falls into another category as outlined in the Academic Progress Table.

A student who has attempted 12 credits or more will be placed on Academic Probation if the cumulative GPA falls within the range as outlined in the Academic Progress Table.

The College will issue Academic Suspension to a student who has attempted 24 cumulative credits or more and meets the following: has semester GPA less than 2.0; has been on Academic Probation during the previous semester and, at least, two times since entering the College; and has a cumulative GPA within the range as outlined in the Academic Progress Table.

Academic Progress Table

Cumulative Credits Attempted^ Cumulative GPA^ for Academic Suspension Cumulative GPA^ for Academic Probation Minimum Cumulative GPA^ for Acceptable Progress
12-23 n/a 0.00-1.50 1.51
24-35 0.00-1.39 1.40-1.74 1.75
36-47 0.00-1.49 1.50-1.82 1.83
48-59 0.00-1.59 1.60-1.99 2.00
60 0.00-1.69 1.70-1.99 2.00

^ Calculation does not include below 100 level courses.

Procedure

  1. A student with acceptable progression does not require further action.
    1. A student with acceptable progression may petition the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs to register for more than 18 credits in a semester or more than 7 credits in a session. Approval is not automatic but instead contingent upon the assessed capability of the student to succeed.
    2. Accolades
      1. Dean’s List: The College recognizes the academic achievement of full-time students who have earned 12 or more cumulative credits. To receive Dean’s List status the full-time student must have earned a GPA of 3.5 or above in the most recently completed semester, completed 12 or more credits and have not earned any F, NP or I grades or have been placed on Academic Warning for that semester.
      2. Dean’s Commendation List: The College recognizes the academic achievement of part-time students who have earned 12 or more cumulative credits. To receive Dean’s Commendation List status the part-time student must have earned a GPA of 3.5 or above in the most recently completed semester, completed 3 to 11 credits and have not earned any F, NP or I grades or have been placed on Academic Warning for that semester.
      3. Graduation Honors: To graduate from the College with an Honors distinction, an associate degree student must have earned a cumulative GPA of:
        • 3.25 to 3.49 for Cum Laude
        • 3.50 to 3.74 for Magna Cum Laude
        • 3.75 to 4.00 for Summa Cum Laude
      4. Students who were issued an XF grade at any point during their academic career at the College are ineligible for accolades.
  2. A student who receives an Academic Warning must complete the recommended student success requirements as indicated by the Student Success Center in order to register.
  3. A student who is placed on Academic Probation may register for no more than 12 credits in a semester or 3 credits in a session after meeting with an advisor or counselor to develop a course schedule, making adjustments as necessary. The student will also be required to complete other student success requirements as indicated.
  4. The College may readmit an Academic Suspension student after, at minimum, a one semester enrollment stop-out if the student first meets with a counselor to create an academic plan for success. NOTE: Summer I and Summer II sessions combined equate to one semester. Second, the student must submit a written request to the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs detailing the past academic challenges and current academic plan for success and then attend a meeting with the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs to discuss the plan. The student may be permitted to enroll in no more than 6 credits for the ensuing semester or 3 credits for the ensuing session as well as meet other student success reentry requirements as indicated.

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