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types of assistance to students, including setting standards for academic success and appropriate interventions to assist students in their academic progress.
Procedure for Low Scholarship
Students in a degree or certificate program must earn a cumulative and/or quarterly grade point average of 2.0 or above. If not, the college will place the student progressively on academic alert, probation, or suspension. The category depends upon how many times in consecutive quarters the student’s GPA falls below 2.0. If the student’s cumulative and most recent quarterly grade point average is 2.0 or above, the college will return the student to good standing from an academic alert, probation, or suspension status.
• Level 1: Academic Alert
o Inthefirstquarterafteraquarterofgoodstandingthatthecumulativeor
quarterly grade point average falls below 2.0, the college notifies the student that he/she has been placed on academic alert status. Students will be encouraged to meet with their faculty adviser or advisers in the counseling and advising center to develop educational strategies and plan to correct this pattern. There is no appeal of this academic alert.
• Level 2: Probation
o Inthesecondconsecutivequarterofenrollmentwithacumulativeorquarterly
grade point average below 2.0, the college will notify the student of probation status. Students will be required to meet with their faculty adviser or advisers in the counseling and advising center to develop educational strategies and an educational plan to correct this pattern. The student’s registration will be blocked and the signature of the adviser will be required in order for the student to register for classes. If the student fails to raise his/ her quarterly and cumulative GPA to 2.0, the student will be suspended. There is no appeal of this probation.
• Level 3: Academic Suspension
o Inthethirdconsecutivequarterenrollmentwithacumulativeorquarterlygrade
point average below 2.0, the college will suspend the student for one quarter. During the student’s suspension, the student may not register for any course. In addition, the student may not participate in events or activities reserved for students. The student may appeal this suspension. At the end of the suspension, the student may return as a continuing student, with an approved education plan, on a space available basis in the program. Some programs may have additional re-application requirements. The student will be placed on academic probation when returning and is required to raise the quarterly GPA to a 2.0 or better at the end of the quarter in which the student returns. If the cumulative GPA is remains below 2.0, the student will continue on probation even if the quarterly GPA is above 2.0. If the quarterly GPA earned is below 2.0, the student will be subject to suspension for up to one year.
Appeal of Academic Suspension
Students may only appeal Academic Suspension status. The student must show proof of circumstances over which they did not have control and/or show proof of making measurable and substantial progress towards repairing academic performance. The appeal is an informal meeting with the appropriate program dean. The dean reviews appeals on a case by case basis and may grant the appeal, allow the student to continue under certain conditions, or deny the appeal. The decision of the dean is final.





















































































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