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Academic Probation Policy

Approved By and Date:Board of Trustees10-10-2013
 Executive Leadership Team09-03-2013

Student learning and success are at the core of Stanly Community College’s (SCC) mission. Students who maintain a 2.00 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) are classified as making satisfactory academic progress. If a student’s cumulative GPA falls below a 2.00 at the end of a semester, the student will be placed on academic probation. During academic probation, a student is expected to achieve a minimum GPA of 2.00 each semester until he/she returns to a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or above. The Coordinator of Special Services has the authority to limit student course loads to facilitate the student’s ability to improve his/her GPA. Some SCC programs may have more rigorous academic progress criteria. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and meet all requirements related to satisfactory academic progress and/or academic probation.

Academic Probation Procedures

Approved By and Date:Executive Leadership Team09-03-2013
  1. The Coordinator of Special Services will notify the student regarding his/her academic probation status at the close of the semester during which his/her cumulative GPA falls below 2.00. The student will be notified using his/her SCC email account and a restriction will be placed on the student’s ability to register for classes until they have contacted the Coordinator of Special Services.
  2. After notification, the student will meet with the Coordinator of Special Services or his/her designee to discuss the student’s academic plan and measures to be taken to return to satisfactory academic progress. The meeting will occur in person or by a format suitable for students at a distance.
  3. The academic plan may include, but not be limited to such options as repeating failed courses, seeking tutoring or developmental course work, changing program of study, or limiting the course load in order to improve the student’s grade point average.
  4. When the student’s cumulative grade point average reaches a 2.00, he/she will no longer be on academic probation. All holds related to academic probation will be removed at that time.