Academic Probation

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. In order to promote student success and the improvement of a student’s GPA, course loads will be limited based on the student’s current cumulative 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.

Students on academic probation should follow the steps below to select courses for registration:

  • Contact their assigned counselor as well as their success coach to plan for their upcoming semester. You will be asked to fill out a self-assessment and academic probation agreement with you counselor. This will allow you to collaborate with your counselor to make a plan so they can offer an additional layer of support while you are on academic probation.

The following registration guidelines will be applied during the meeting with your success coach:

Current Cumulative GPA
0.00 – 0.99
can register for 1 course or a max of 4 credit hours
Current Cumulative GPA
1.00 – 1.50
can register for 2 courses or a max of 6 credit hours
Current Cumulative GPA
1.51 – 1.99
can register for 3 courses or a max of 9 credit hours

*This is a recommendation and the process for registration is individualized based on  student circumstances.

*Seated courses are preferred for students below 1.5 GPA. If this is not possible, credit hours may need to be reduced to compensate for increased course load.

  • Once you have selected courses with your advisor, contact the appropriate assigned coach (see listing below) to register for your courses. ***In high demand times registration for courses may not be immediate. It will be important to plan ahead to ensure course selection and prompt registration.
Maria Mauzy, Counselor 704-991-0189 
Steve Cumming, Career & College Promise 704-991-0139 

When your cumulative grade point average reaches a 2.00, you will no longer be on academic probation. All holds related to academic probation will be removed at that time.

Keep in mind:

If you fail to meet with your coach and counselor, your registration will be held and you will not be allowed to register until the hold is removed. To avoid this situation, please make an appointment to see your advisor and contact your coach as soon as possible.

Also, if you have already registered for courses for the upcoming semester before grades were submitted for satisfactory academic progress, your schedule will not be changed at this time. However, you will be restricted the next time you register for classes unless you have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or above.

Helpful Links:

Academic Support Center:

GPA calculator:

How to raise your GPA: