May 17, 2021  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

Academic Regulations on Probation and Dismissal


 Dismissal for Academic Reasons and Reinstatement

 

Students who have attempted 12 or more credit hours of credit courses and whose adjusted cumulative grade point average falls in the dismissal zone specified in the academic standing table will be dismissed. Students will not be subject to academic dismissal, however, until they have attempted at least 12 additional credit hours since their most recent change in academic standing (dismissal or probation).

First Dismissal - Students who have been dismissed one time from the college for academic reasons and who wish to be reinstated must:

  1. Meet with an academic advisor to develop a suitable academic plan. The academic advisor will help the student identify strategies to assure academic success. The student will be directed to use college academic support services and encouraged to develop realistic goals.
  2. After meeting with an academic advisor, the student will be permitted to register for courses. For the initial term returning after a first dismissal, readmitted students may register with the following restrictions:
    • Readmitted students may only register for courses offered in a 13-week or a 15-week term, either fall or spring.
    • Readmitted students will be limited to two courses which must be repeats of courses in which they earned D or F grades. The Student Success course (ACA 100 ) is strongly recommended and may be added as a third course.

Second Dismissal - Students who have been dismissed twice from the college for academic reasons and who wish to be reinstated must:

  1. Sit out one 15-week term before being eligible for reinstatement.
  2. Meet with an academic advisor to develop a suitable academic plan. The academic advisor will help the student identify strategies to assure academic success. The student will be directed to use college academic support services and encouraged to develop realistic goals.
  3. After meeting with an academic advisor, the student will be permitted to register for courses. For the initial semester returning after a second dismissal, readmitted students may register with the following restrictions:
    • Readmitted students may only register for courses offered in a 13-week or a 15-week term, either fall or spring.
    • Readmitted students may only register for courses offered in a face-to-face format.
    • Readmitted students will be limited to two courses which must be repeats of courses in which they earned D or F grades. The Student Success course (ACA 100 ) is strongly recommended and may be added as a third course. Academic advisors may require ACA 100 as a condition of reinstatement.

Further Dismissals - Students who have been academically dismissed from the college more than twice shall not be reinstated. In extraordinary circumstances only, reinstatement may be granted by the Committee on Academic Standards.

See also AACC Code of Student Conduct.

 

Academic Standing

Students who have an adjusted grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher are in good standing. Students’ academic standing cannot be changed until 12 credit hours of credit courses have been attempted. Thereafter, students are governed by the academic standing table which follows.

After any change in academic standing, no further change can be made until at least 12 more credit hours have been attempted. However, students may be removed from academic probation at the end of any term during which their overall grade point average is a 2.0. Students on probation who achieve a term GPA of 3.0 or better, while earning at least nine hours of credit during one term, will be in good standing for the following term.

The academic standing of students whose grade point average is below 2.0 is determined by the following table.

Academic Standing Table

Adjusted Cumulative Credit Hours Attempted Adjusted GPA for Probation Adjusted GPA for Dismissal
0-11 0-1.99  
12-14 1.00-1.99 .99 or less
15-17 1.15-1.99 1.14 or less
18-20 1.34-1.99 1.33 or less
21-23 1.40-1.99 1.39 or less
24-26 1.50-1.99 1.49 or less
27-29 1.56-1.99 1.55 or less
30-32 1.60-1.99 1.59 or less
33-35 1.64-1.99 1.63 or less
36-38 1.67-1.99 1.68 or less
39-41 1.69-1.99 1.68 or less
42-44 1.76-1.99 1.75 or less
45-47 1.80-1.99 1.79 or less
48-50 1.81-1.99 1.80 or less
51-53 1.82-1.99 1.81 or less
54-56 1.85-1.99 1.84 or less
57-59 1.89-1.99 1.88 or less
60 or above 1.90-1.99 1.89 or less