Academic Standing Policy
[The following Academic Standing Policy does not apply to certain Allied Health and Nursing programs since they have their own academic standards for admission to, continuing in, and being dismissed from their programs.]
The Glen Oaks Community College Academic Standing Policy is intended to assist Glen Oaks Community College students to succeed in their studies, to assure that they are realistically able to meet the minimum 2.0 grade point average required for graduation, and to maintain the academic integrity of Glen Oaks Community College. Toward this end Glen Oaks has adopted the following Academic Standing Policy:
Academic Good Standing: Students with a calculated cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above will be considered in Good Standing.
Academic Caution: Students with 1-20 attempted credit hours and a calculated cumulative grade point average below 2.0 will be placed on Academic Caution and sent a letter strongly encouraging them to meet with a Success Coach or Academic Advisor to address the situation.
Academic Intervention: Students with 21-40 attempted credit hours and a calculated cumulative grade point average below 2.0 will be placed on Academic Intervention. Students on Academic Intervention will only be allowed to enroll in three courses (no more than 9 credit hours) unless they meet with a Success Coach or Academic Advisor to develop an Academic Success Plan. Academic Success Plans must be created no later than two weeks prior to the semester in which the students wish to enroll.
Academic Restriction: Students with 41 or more attempted credit hours and a calculated cumulative grade point average below 2.0 will be placed on Academic Restriction. Students on Academic Restriction will only be allowed to enroll in two courses (no more than 6 credit hours) unless they meet with a Success Coach or Academic Advisor to develop an Academic Success Plan. Success plans must be created no later than two weeks prior to the semester in which the students wish to enroll. Students on Academic Restriction who do not meet with a Success Coach or Academic Advisor to develop an Academic Success Plan and/or whose term grade point average is below a 2.0 will be moved to Academic Suspension.
Academic Suspension: Students on Academic Suspension will be sent a certified letter notifying them of their academic standing and of the requirement to sit out a minimum of one semester before being allowed to enroll in any future courses at Glen Oaks. Prior to enrolling in future courses, students on Academic Suspension must meet with a Success Coach or Academic Advisor to discuss steps they will take to be academically successful. Students who return after sitting out a semester will only be allowed to enroll in two courses (no more than 6 credit hours) per semester.
Reviewed/approved by Board of Trustees: 12/14/2016.
Academic Suspension may be appealed to the Assistant Dean of Students who will form a committee to determine if the appeal will be granted. A granted appeal only means an exception is made to the requirement that the student sit out one semester. All appeals must be made in writing no later than 30 days from the date of the suspension letter and shall be processed no more than 30 days from receipt of the appeal. Appeal forms are available from Success Coaches or Academic Advisors and must be completed by both the student and Success Coach or Academic Advisor. Late appeals (appeals submitted in writing more than 30 days from the date of the suspension letter) shall not be granted for the following semester. Late appeals will be considered only after the student has sat out at least one semester. No more than two appeals per student will be considered.
Returning to Glen Oaks Community College after Suspension or a Granted Appeal
Students who return to Glen Oaks Community College after sitting out a minimum of one semester on Academic Suspension, or students who successfully appeal their Academic Suspension, will be limited to a maximum of six credits hours during the semester in which they return. Students who do not maintain at least a 2.0 calculated grade point average during the semester in which they either return from suspension, or are granted an appeal to the suspension, will remain in the Suspension category.
Approved by Board of Trustees: 12/14/2016.