Definition of Terms

  • Grade Point Average (GPA) – The grade point average based on all hours attempted during any one semester at the institution based on a 4 point scale.
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) – The grade point average based on all hours attempted at the institution based on a 4 point scale.
  • Clear Academic Status – The status of a student whose cumulative grade point average (GPA) is at or above the level required by this policy for the number of credit hours attempted at the institution.
  • Academic Probation – (1) The status of a student whose cumulative GPA falls below the level required by this policy for the total number of credit hours attempted. (2) The status of a student who was on Academic Probation the previous term and whose cumulative GPA for that term remained below the level required by this policy for the total number of credit hours attempted by whose GPA for the term was 2.0 or above.
  • One Semester Academic Suspension – The status of a student who was on Academic Probation the previous term, but who, since probation, has not achieved clear academic status and whose cumulative GPA that term was below the level required by this policy for the total number of credit hours attempted and whose GPA for the term was below 2.0.
  • One Year Academic Suspension – The status of a student who was on Academic Probation the previous term and who has been previously suspended without having achieved Clear Academic Status and whose cumulative GPA that term remained below the level required by this policy for the total number of credit hours attempted and whose GPA for that term was below 2.0.
  • Appeal of Suspension – The process by which the College shall allow a student suspended for one term or one year (whether a “native” student or a transfer student) to request readmission without having to serve the suspension.