ACADEMIC PROBATION AND DISMISSAL
The purpose of academic probation is to improve student persistence. Students who are placed on academic probation will receive academic advisement and will establish a plan to improve their academic performances.
The student’s probation will end if he or she meets the required standards at the end of the probation point. A student who does not meet the required standards will be dismissed. If approved by the Dean of Academic Affairs, a student who has been dismissed for academic reasons may continue as a non-regular student for a period of time not greater than one semester in order to retake courses or to practice skills at which the student was previously unsuccessful. The student will not be eligible for financial aid and will be charged tuition consistent with stated tuition policies.
Students who are placed on academic probation or who have been advised that they are not making Satisfactory Academic Progress and who disagree with the application of the SAP standards may appeal to the Dean of Academic Affairs. Mitigating or special circumstances may be considered during the initial review and appeal. The decision of the Dean is final and may not be further appealed.
A student who was academically dismissed has the following options to apply for academic reinstatement:
- If a student demonstrates, after retaking courses or practicing skills over a period of at least one semester, that he/she is academically and motivationally prepared to continue in the program, the student may be reinstated as a regular student.
- The student may reapply to the college after an absence of one semester. Reinstatement is subject to the following conditions: (i) it must be mathematically possible for the student’s percentage of completed coursework to reach the required level by the end of the first semester after reinstatement; (ii) in the judgment of the Dean of Academic Affairs, the student has the motivation to progress satisfactorily, and it is highly probable that the student’s percentage of completed coursework will reach the required level by the end of the first semester after reinstatement.