3.12 Academic Probation and Suspension Policy

Any student with a grade point average that falls below minimal academic standards of progress will be placed on academic probation.

Students in academic probation status are notified by the Chief Student Affairs Officer and are required to participate in academic counseling. Students have a full semester to remedy academic probation.

If at the end of the academic probation semester the probation status is not remedied, the student is automatically suspended. Students have the right to appeal any academic suspension.

Procedures:

3.12.1 A student appeal of an academic suspension requires a written petition to the Chief Student Affairs Officer for reinstatement as an active student. The petition should include two components: a statement of the circumstances which led to the current academic status and a statement detailing a remedy of the current academic circumstances.

3.12.2 Upon completion of the semester of suspension, a student must apply for readmission to the College. Students must submit a written petition to the Chief Student Affairs Officer at least two weeks prior to the start of the semester of readmission. Any petition submitted must contain the elements listed above.

3.12.3 Specific academic programs and eligibility criteria established for various financial aid and benefit programs may include additional academic requirements for enrollment, program continuation or graduation.

(Adopted 12-3-1968; Revised 8-27-2007)