Criteria for Academic Probation or Academic Dismissal:
A student is placed on probation if his or her semester grade point average (GPA) is below a 2.0.
A student is not subject to Academic Dismissal at the end of his or her first semester in a degree program.
A student will be dismissed from the college after two consecutive semesters with a GPA below 2.0 and with an overall cumulative GPA below 2.0.
Following the decision of academic dismissal, a student may appeal to the Committee on Academic Standards for three consecutive regular semesters following the decision including the semester the status was assigned. Students who have been dismissed from the College are permitted to take only non-credit bearing courses offered through the Center for Continuing and Professional Studies.
FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records and establishes the rights of students to inspect and review their education records and, in certain circumstances, the right to request the record be amended. The law limits the rights of institutions to disclose education records or information contained in such records without the student's written consent. There are exceptions when designated personnel within the institution may see the records in order to protect the health or safety of students or other persons.
For additional information on The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, please visit the College Policy Library.