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:

  1. Contact your advisor to create a MAP(academic plan) and discuss appropriate courses for registration. Advisors will use your GPA to determine the number of courses or credit hours you will be eligible to take within the upcoming semester. To schedule an appointment with your advisor visit https://advisors.stanly.edu/public/searchAdvisor.aspx or go to Webadvisor, and click on the link labeled "Schedule an appointment with my advisor".

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

    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

    *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.

  2. 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.

    Leigh Stewart- School of Transfer, Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Special Credit - (704) 991-0236
    Steve Cumming - Career & College Promise (704) 991-0139
    Whitney Brosius- Associate of General Education, Medical Pathways & Allied Health - (704) 991-0169
    Luke Essex - School of Business & Technology/School of Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technology - (704) 991-0280 
    Megan Brehun - BLET, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Early Childhood - (704) 991-0161

  3. 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 advisor and contact your assigned coach in advance, 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: https://www.stanly.edu/current-students/academic-support-center

    GPA calculator: http://www.gpacalculator.net/college-gpa-calculator/

    How to raise your GPA: http://www.gpacalculator.net/how-to-raise-gpa/