Glen Oaks Community College

Graduation 2024

Academic Requirements

GOCC and our Student Housing Staff have a vested interest in your academic success and recognize that the transition to college and living on your own can be a difficult transition. The College has implemented the policies below to ensure our residential students are maintaining academic progress. If you feel you are struggling in your courses, please speak with Housing staff who can direct you to an academic advisor or Success Coach located in Student Services.

Academic Warning

Academic Warning occurs once a student receives less than 2.0 grade point average (GPA) in any semester. Any residents whose semester GPA is 2.0 or lower will be automatically placed on Academic Warning. If a student fails to receive a semester GPA of a 2.0 or higher by the end of the Warning semester, he/she can be suspended from Student Housing. Students will be responsible for the Student Housing balance and may apply for a cancellation, if applicable.If a student wishes to reapply for Student Housing, they must complete coursework and obtain a 2.0, or higher, during the semester in which they are suspended. During the suspension period, students are required to take 12 credits, or 18 contact hours, during the Fall and Winter term, and 6 credits or 9 contact hours during the Summer term, in order to be considered for readmission into Student Housing. The student must submit proof of coursework completed and GPA obtained with their application. Room assignments are subject to housing occupancy, space availability, and Director discretion. Please see the Student Housing Agreement for further information. This is a non-appealable policy.

Credit Load

Students living in Student Housing must meet ongoing academic requirements including full-time enrollment and satisfactory academic progress. Each semester, residential students must maintain full-time enrollment; twelve (12) credits, or 18 contact hours, are required for Fall/Winter semesters, and six (6) credits, or 9 contact hours, are required for the Summer semester. Any student who does not maintain full-time enrollment, without approval, will no longer be eligible to live in student housing. As a result, their housing agreement will be cancelled, and they will be required to move out. Students will be responsible for the Student Housing balance and may apply for a cancellation, if applicable. Please see the Student Housing Agreement for further information. This is a non-appealable policy.

If a resident drops below 12 credits or 18 contact hours during the course of the semester, they must apply for approval through the Director of Housing. If they fall below full-time status without approval, they will be notified by the Student Housing staff of their non-compliance with the requirements outlined in the Student Housing agreement. Residents will be given 48 hours to get back into a minimum of 12 credits or 18 contact hours before they will be issued a removal notice. Failure to comply with the removal notice and the dates outlined within will result in being removed from Student Housing. If a student has withdrawn from a course, and therefore, dropped below full-time status at a time when it is no longer possible to add courses, the student must enroll in a minimum of 12 credits or 18 contact hours the following semester to be in compliance with the Housing Agreement. Furthermore, students may be removed from Student Housing in cases where students are not attending their classes regularly.

The Director of Student Housing has the authority and responsibility for any removals from housing that may be necessary for disciplinary reasons. Appeals may be made to the Assistant Dean of Students.