Students on Academic Probation
It is highly recommended that students on academic probation or suspension meet with a Career and Counseling staff member. To schedule an appointment with a Career and Counseling member please use the links by location below:
Good Academic Standing
The minimum overall GPA requirement to stay in good academic standing is a 2.0
Students enrolled in courses at the college are expected to make positive academic progress. Positive progress includes any of the following:
- Passing any transitional (ESL, developmental English, reading, or math) courses with a Pass (P) or High Pass (HP)
- Passing a college-level graded course with a C or higher.
Note: Although a D-grade (1.0) is considered a passing grade according to Financial Aid and the College, it does not help students increase their GPA so a C-grade (2.0) is recommended.
What is Academic Probation?
A student will be placed on Academic Probation if they have completed six (6) or more graded credits and whose cumulative grade point average is less than a 2.0 (“C”) during the next session in attendance.
A separate process known as a Lack of Progress hold, will be placed on a student’s registration if the student has not met the Satisfactory Progress guidelines in the Student Handbook, even if that student is technically in “good academic standing” with a 2.0 GPA or above.
The same three (3) step process follows with both the Academic Probation and Lack of Progress status hold:
- A college letter is sent to the student, as well as an email letter to the student’s delaGATE account, recommending that the student meet with his/her/their advisor prior to the end of the term to discuss the student’s difficulties.
- A registration hold is placed on the student’s account.
- Ignoring this status and recommendations may result in a student being academically dismissed from the college for the following semester.
What is Academic Suspension?
If a student’s academic progress continues to decline during his/her academic probation term, the student will then be placed on Academic Suspension.
- A college letter is sent with guidelines to follow for either taking the semester off from school or how to appeal this suspension process.
- If students are permitted back to the college to take courses, there is a 1-2 course limit for those students.
- If the student takes a semester off from school, they are eligible to register without any limitations at the time of the next college fall or spring registration session.