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 will no longer be eligible to live in Student Housing. 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 are required for Fall/Winter semesters, and six (6) credits are required for the Summer semester. Any student who does not maintain full-time enrollment 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 still be responsible for the Student Housing balance. Please see the Student Housing Agreement for further information. This is a non-appealable policy.

If a resident falls below 12 credits during the course of the semester, 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 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 If a student has withdrawn from a course, and therefore, dropped below full-time status at a time when it is no longer possible to add courses, the student must enroll in a minimum of 12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 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.