Title:†† † #VI-10.† Academic Standing
1.† Good Academic Standing
To be in good academic standing, a student must maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade-point average for all work undertaken.
2.† Academic Probation
Any student who, at the end of a grading period, has not maintained a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average shall be placed on Academic Probation.
3.† Requirements of Probationary Students
A. Course Load.† Any student on Academic Probation may register for no more than 13 credit hours during a full Fall or Spring semester.† Probationary students may register for no more than 7 credit hours during an eight week summer session or for no more than 4 credit hours during a four-week summer session.† In all cases, a probationary student's specific course load must be approved prior to registration by the student's assigned Academic Adviser.
B. Special Courses.† Based upon the judgment of the assigned Academic Adviser or a Counselor, students on probation may be required to include remedial or development courses as part of the overall credit load outlined in Paragraph 3.A above).†
C. GPA Minimum.† Students placed on academic probation must maintain a minimum 2.01 for each semester until they return to good academic standing (cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better).
D. Reorientation Session.† All students placed on Academic Probation will be required to attend a Reorientation Session prior to their next registration.
4.† Removal from Academic Probation
††††† A student on Academic Probation shall be returned to Good Academic Standing
††††† at any time that the cumulative grade point average reaches 2.0 or higher.
5.† Academic Suspension
Any probationary student who, upon completing one additional semester after†††††† being placed on Academic Probation, fails to maintain a minimum 2.01 grade-point average during that semester shall be placed on Academic Suspension.
First Suspension.† A student's first Academic Suspension shall be in effect for one full semester (not including Summer Sessions).† At the end of one semester's suspension, the student may be reinstated on Academic Probation.† All circumstances and conditions relating to Academic Probation, outlined in Section 3 (above), shall apply.
Second Suspensions.† After return to Academic Probation, a student who completes an additional semester and fails to achieve a minimum grade-point average of 2.01 during that semester shall be placed on Second Academic Suspension.† Second Academic Suspension shall be for a minimum of two consecutive full semesters (not including Summer Sessions).† Students returning from suspension must maintain a grade point average of 2.01 or better to be continued on academic probation.
Third Suspensions. After return to Academic Probation, a student who completes an additional semester and fails to achieve a minimum grade-point average of 2.01 during that semester shall be placed on Third Academic Suspension. Third Academic Suspension shall be for a minimum of eight consecutive full semesters (not including Summer Sessions). Students returning from suspension must maintain a grade point average of 2.01 or better to be continued on academic probation.
6.† Appeal of Academic Suspension
Any student who is placed on Academic Suspension may request to appeal this decision to the Academic Appeals Panel.† Requests for appeals must be made to the Dean of Academic Affairs by the first work day of August for re-instatement for fall, and by the first work day of January† for reinstatement for spring.† The course schedule will be deleted for any suspended student who has not filed an appeal by the appropriate date.
The Academic Appeals Panel may (a) uphold the Suspension, (b) reinstate the student on Academic Probation, or (c) reinstate the student on Academic Probation with specific stipulations such as (but not limited to) establishing maximum course load, mandating that specific courses be repeated, mandating that certain remedial or developmental courses be taken, requiring specified counseling, or requiring specified testing or other academic procedures deemed necessary.
The Academic Appeals Panel shall make its decision immediately, notifying the Dean of Academic Affairs of this decision.† The Dean of Academic Affairs will notify the student of the Panelís decision.† The decision to reinstate students on second academic suspension rests solely with the Dean of Academic Affairs.† The Dean of Academic Affairs will notify the student of this decision.