Satisfactory Academic Progress

Full-time students must earn the minimum cumulative grade point average and minimum cumulative credits listed below to continue enrollment and receive financial aid:

  Cumulative GPA Credits
End of First Semester 1.80 12
End of Second Semester 1.90 24
End of Third Semester 1.95 36
End of Fourth Semester 2.00 48
End of Fifth Semester 2.00 60
End of Sixth Semester 2.00 72
End of Seventh Semester 2.00 84
End of Eighth Semester 2.00 96
End of Ninth Semester 2.00 108
End of Tenth Semester 2.00 120















*Credits pertain to successfully completed courses which apply toward the degree. Successful completion is defined as earning a grade of A, B, C, or D. Grades of F, W, I, or AU do not constitute successful completion. Developmental studies (DEV) courses with a course number below 100 do NOT apply toward graduation.

Full-time students who have not met the conditions for satisfactory progress will be placed on academic warning for the following semester.

If a student has less than a 1.00 GPA and less than 10 credits after the first semester, the student will be dismissed from the College. 

All students on academic warning must take part in the Academic Support Program (ASP). If the student does not attain the minimum grade point average or the minimum cumulative credits by the end of the warning semester, the student will be dismissed from the College.

The full-time student may submit a formal, written appeal of the dismissal to the Academic Progress Committee. The appeal must include the reason(s) why the student failed to meet satisfactory academic progress and what will change to allow the student to meet the standards at the next evaluation. The committee will make one of the following decisions regarding the student’s appeal:

• The appeal will be denied: the student will be dismissed academically and no longer be eligible for financial aid.

• The appeal will be granted and the student placed on Academic Probation for one semester; the student should be able to meet satisfactory academic progress by the end of the probationary semester. If the student does not meet satisfactory academic progress at the end of the probationary semester, the student will be dismissed.

• The appeal will be granted and the student will be placed on an Academic Plan because satisfactory progress can’t be met within one semester. The Academic Plan, monitored on an individual basis, will ensure that the student will be able to meet satisfactory academic progress by a specific point in time, will have set conditions, and can be evaluated at whatever periods as determined by the plan or at a minimum at the end of every semester. The student will be dismissed if he/she fails to meet the conditions of the Academic Plan.

If it is apparent that a student is not profiting from attendance, the Vice President of Academic Affairs may dismiss a student without any waiting period.

A part-time student (carrying less than 12 semester credits in a semester) shall be placed on academic warning if, at the end of any semester, he or she has a cumulative grade point average less than 2.00 after attempting a total of 10 hours or more as a part-time student. During the next semester, if the student does not receive a 2.00 gpa and/or complete at least 67% of their coursework, the student is dismissed from the College. The student may appeal the dismissal and follow the same appeals process found above in the full-time satisfactory academic progress appeals process.

Students on academic probation may be required to retake courses in which “F” or “D” grades were received, take a reduced credit-load, become involved in special programs, and/or have restrictions place on extra-curricular campus activities (athletics, fine arts, etc.). They are also required to submit periodic academic progress reports.

If it is apparent that a student is not profiting from attendance, the Vice President of Academic Affairs may dismiss a student without any waiting period.