how does academic probation work
Academic probation indicates that a student isn’t excelling academically and will not meet their graduation requirements. Here, a student’s grades and overall GPA are below the required standard set by their school. Academic probation does not mean that a student is being told to leave college. Instead, students are given a period—generally a semester—to prove that they have made academic progress.
Academic probation refers to low-performing students having to prove themselves academically in order to continue studying at a particular school. Part of the probationary process involves a reduced course load to allow a student to spend more time on each course. If a student fails to boost their grades or meet standards, they may be suspended or expelled.
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Students are considered to be in good academic standing during the first eleven (11) credit hours for which they are registered at the College. Effective the term in which a student registers for his or her twelfth credit hour, the following standards are applied to maintain good academic standing:
- Students attempting a cumulative total of twelve (12) credit hours or more must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better to be in “good academic standing.”
- Students with a term GPA less than 2.0 will be sent a letter reminding them that they must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, regardless of the cumulative hours or cumulative GPA, to remain in good academic standing.