Academic Standing

Important information for current and returning students enrolled prior to Fall 1 2015 term

NEW: Grading and Evaluation Policy for Undergraduate Programs, effective Fall 1 2015 Term

Good Academic Standing

Good academic standing for undergraduate students is comprised of both satisfactory academic progress (SAP) and at least a 2.00 grade point average (GPA).
Students receiving must meet the minimum requirements for both SAP and GPA.

Please review the Policy and Procedures for Undergraduate Student Evaluation and Grading and the policy on Satisfactory Academic Progress -- Undergraduate for complete information about academic progress and grade point average requirements.

Academic Warnings and Dismissal

Satisfactory academic progress (SAP) and grade point average (GPA) are the two criteria that establish a student’s academic standing with the college. A student who meets these two criteria is in good academic standing and therefore maintains her/his eligibility to re-enroll. These and other criteria apply to eligibility to receive financial aid. The college notifies a student of any academic standing difficulty in writing as follows.

Academic Standing Flyer

The information in this section about academic standing, academic warnings and dismissals is also available as a PDF file:
Good Academic Standing (PDF 49kB) (revised Dec. 2015)

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader version 2.00 or higher to use this file. If you are unable to open this file, please contact your center or program to have a copy sent to you.

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