Dec 08, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog 
    
2021-2022 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 two courses which must be repeats of courses in which they earned D or F grades. Both courses may be taken concurrently in terms of 13 weeks or longer. A course taken in a term of less than 13 weeks must be taken with no other concurrent courses.
    • 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 in accordance with the restrictions for a First Dismissal.

Further Dismissals - Students who have been dismissed more than twice from the college for academic reasons and who wish to be reinstated must:

  1. Sit out one 15-week term prior to meeting with an academic advisor.
  2. Make a substantial case for reinstatement by meeting with an academic advisor. During this meeting, an advisor will help you access your academic standing, offer suggestions on the best presentation of your written appeal to the Committee on Academic Standards, assist you in creating a detailed educational plan, and help you develop an alternative plan in case you are not reinstated to the college. Any supporting documentation of serious circumstances that have affected your academic performance should be included in your appeal. The Committee will consider your circumstances prior to rendering a decision.

See also AACC Code of Student Conduct.

Academic Standing

Students who have an adjusted cumulative GPA below a 2.00 are placed on academic probation. Students on academic probation may enroll in up to 14 credit hours during a 13-15-week session, up to 7 credit hours during a 5-12-week session, and up to 4 credit hours during a 4-week or less session.

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