Academic Standards of Progress

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The college maintains a system for monitoring academic progress to identify students experiencing academic difficulty. The college will intervene in a student’s academic life when circumstances warrant, will limit enrollment and course selection if considered necessary, and may employ additional interventions that foster and encourage academic success.

Note: Students receiving financial aid also must comply with the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Financial Aid Recipients. which may differ from the College Academic Standards of Progress.

The college’s academic standings and interventions are:

  1. Good Standing: Cumulative 2.0 GPA or greater and cumulative 50 percent or higher course completion rate. Intervention: Congratulatory statement to the student.
  2. Early Alert: Students who do not meet a cumulative 2.0 GPA or a cumulative 50 percent course completion rate any time after attempting one credit hour. Intervention: Students are notified of their academic standing and encouraged to meet with a counselor.
  3. Warning: Early Alert moves to Warning when students do not meet the cumulative 2.0 GPA or cumulative 50 percent course completion rate during the subsequent semester of enrollment. Students must follow the requirements of a performance improvement plan and can continue to enroll on warning status as long as the semester GPA is 2.0 or higher and the semester completion rate is 50% or higher. When a student’s cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher and the cumulative completion rate is 50% or higher the student returns to good standing. Intervention: Registration hold applied. Students must meet with a counselor and develop a plan for improvement in order to register.
  4. Suspension: Warning moves to Suspension when students on warning do not meet the standard of a semester 2.0 GPA or semester 50 percent course completion rate during the subsequent semester of enrollment. Students are suspended for the next fall or spring semester and the accompanying summer. Intervention: Registration hold applied. Students are notified that they are suspended and may not enroll in any ACC credit courses for the indicated period.
  5. Probation: Suspension moves to Probation after the suspension period. Students on probation can continue to enroll as long as the semester GPA is 2.0 or greater and the semester course completion rate is 50 percent or higher. Students not meeting semester requirements will be suspended for the next fall or spring semester and the accompanying summer. When a student’s cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher and the cumulative completion rate is 50% or higher the student returns to good standing. Intervention: Registration hold applied. Students are notified they must meet with a counselor to develop and follow a plan for improvement and to register for courses.
  6. Review: Students may contact a counselor to request a review of their status.