Academic Dismissal and Reinstatement Process

The cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of students on probation will be reviewed at the end of the spring semester. Students whose cumulative average remains below the required minimum will be academically dismissed. The Office of the Dean of Students implements, interprets, and ensures compliance with this policy.

A previously dismissed student who is readmitted will not be dismissed under this policy if a GPA of 2.00 or higher is maintained in courses taken since readmission, and if satisfactory progress is demonstrated in developmental courses taken since readmission.

Students have the right to appeal their dismissal. Appeals must be submitted online to the Academic Standing Committee through the office of the Dean of Students no later than six weeks prior to the beginning of the semester for which they wish to be readmitted. Students who fail to appeal their dismissal within the required time limit may submit an appeal in a timely fashion for readmission to a future semester. All appeal decisions rendered by the Academic Standing Committee shall be final.

A subcommittee of the Academic Standing Committee will review all appeal applications. The committee will determine whether the student shall be allowed to return to the college for the upcoming semester or  remain out for at least a year. All students readmitted will be placed on academic probation for that semester. Students who are readmitted may meet with a counselor in the Center for Educational and Retention Counseling (CERC) to register for classes. Students are encouraged to repeat any failing grades or grades of "D" that may have attributed to their dismissal from the college.  

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