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2018-2019

Academic Regulations

Academic Standing Policy

Passaic County Community College has established minimum standards of satisfactory academic performance to be achieved by all students, procedures for identifying students who are not making satisfactory academic performance, and encourage such students to take appropriate action to improve their academic performance.

 

Academic Standing is a review of student’s academic performance to ensure that they are moving successfully through the curriculum.  Academic Standing is measured twice a year following the end of the Fall and Spring semesters and begins once students have attempted 12 or more credits. Satisfactory Academic Standing means that students have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.  If students do not achieve a 2.0 cumulative GPA they are subject to the following sanctions:

1.       Academic Alert

2.       Academic Probation

3.       Academic Suspension

4.       Academic Dismissal

 

 

Definition

Return to Satisfactory Academic Standing

Academic

Alert

If student’s cumulative GPA falls below 2.0, they will be placed on Academic Alert.

When student’s cumulative GPA reaches 2.0 or higher, they achieve satisfactory academic standing.

Academic Probation

If student’s cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 for two successive semesters, they will be placed on Academic Probation. *

 

Students who have not achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher within three semesters are subject to Academic Suspension.

When student’s cumulative GPA reaches 2.0 or higher, they achieve satisfactory academic standing.

 

Students on Probation must achieve a semester GPA of 2.0 or higher in each semester to avoid Academic Suspension.

Academic Suspension

If while on probation, students fail to earn at least a 2.0 semester GPA, they will be placed on Academic Suspension.

 

Students on Academic Suspension are prohibited from enrolling in any credit courses offered by the College until applying for reinstatement before the Academic Appeals Committee.

Students on Academic Suspension must apply for reinstatement to the College by appearing before the Academic Appeals Committee.

Reinstated students must achieve a semester GPA of 2.0 or higher in their first semester of reinstatement.

 

After achieving a minimum of 2.0 semester GPA in their first semester of reinstatement, students must follow Academic Probation protocol until the cumulative GPA becomes satisfactory.

 

When student’s cumulative GPA reaches 2.0 or higher, they achieve satisfactory academic standing.

Academic Dismissal

After returning from Academic Suspension, reinstated students will be placed on Academic Dismissal if the student’s semester GPA falls below 2.0 in their first semester of reinstatement.

Students on Academic Dismissal are prohibited from enrolling in any credit courses offered by the College for two regular semesters and any intervening winter and summer semester(s).

Students on Academic Dismissal must apply for reinstatement to the College by appearing before the Academic Appeals Committee.

Reinstated students must achieve a semester GPA of 2.0 or higher in their first semester of reinstatement.

 

After achieving a minimum of 2.0 semester GPA in their first semester of reinstatement, students must follow Academic Probation protocol until the cumulative GPA becomes satisfactory.

 

When student’s cumulative GPA reaches 2.0 or higher, they achieve satisfactory academic standing.

*Students on Academic Probation:

  • cannot register until meeting with an Academic Advisor
  • may have their schedule adjusted
  • Cannot be full time without administrative approval
  • Cannot hold office, participate in intercollegiate functions, or be public representatives of the College