College Academic Standing

To be classified as full-time in a given semester, a student must be enrolled in a minimum of twelve hours. For full-time students, academic standing is evaluated at the end of each fall and spring semester. Early fall and early spring grades are posted at the end of the fall and spring semesters. These grades will be evaluated with the fall and spring grades. The part-time student’s status will be evaluated at the end of each twelve hours attempted.

Dean’s List

To be on the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a grade point average of 3.67 or higher without application for grade extensions.
Good Standing

Any student whose cumulative grade point average (GPA) is 2.00 or above is in good standing academically. The college practices a policy of progressive evaluation, which permits most beginning students with academic deficiencies to stay in school for a limited number of semesters while they improve their academic skills.

Academic Warning

The student whose GPA falls between 1.75 and 2.00 in the first semester of enrollment is placed on Academic Warning. These students are restricted to fifteen hours per semester and are required to sign an academic contract and participate in an Academic Support Program.

Semester Warning

After the second semester of enrollment, any student whose semester GPA is below 2.00 is placed on Semester Warning, even if his or her cumulative GPA is above 2.00. These students are restricted to fifteen hours per semester. They are also required to sign an academic contract and participate in an Academic Support Program.

Academic Probation

A student whose cumulative GPA is below 1.75 after the first semester of enrollment or below 2.00 after the second semester (eighteen or more hours attempted) is placed on Academic Probation. Students on Academic Probation have the following restrictions:

  • May take no more than thirteen credit hours per semester.
  • Must sign an academic contract and participate in an Academic Support Program
  • May be required to repeat courses with grades of D+ or lower.
  • May be prohibited from participating in extracurricular activities such as sports and performing groups.

Academic Suspension

Students who fail to regain good standing after one semester are placed on Academic Suspension. A student who fails all letter-graded courses during any semester will be given one Semester Suspension unless there are extenuating circumstances acceptable to the admissions and Academic Standards Committee.

Suspension Reinstatement

Students on probation who fail to regain good standing, but who demonstrated progress toward good standing may apply for immediate suspension reinstatement. Restrictions placed on these students are detailed in a Learning Contract that each student must sign. Copies of Learning Contracts are available from the Academic Support Office or the Registrar’s Office. Violations of the Learning Contract will result in the dismissal of the student for the current semester. The student will be placed on Academic Suspension for the subsequent semester.

Students who are granted reinstatement must earn a 2.5 semester GPA or raise their cumulative GPA to 2.0 or they will be placed on one Semester Suspension. Students on suspension are not allowed to enroll in any classes for credit (including distance learning and correspondence) from CCU.

Two levels of Suspension

One Semester: The first time a student is placed on suspension it is for one semester. During that semester, the student cannot take any classes at CCU for credit, including consortium classes with CCU as the host institution. After one semester the student is eligible to return. the student will return on Academic Probation with all the restrictions that pertain to Academic Probation.

Academic Year: A student who returns to school after one semester of suspension must regain good standing or demonstrate progress toward good standing, or the student will be placed on a yearlong suspension. After a minimum of one academic year, the student who desires to return must make a formal written appeal to the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee. The Committee’s approval is required before the student can return as a credit student. Students returning after a year of suspension will return under the catalog and degree requirements in effect when they enroll again. They will also return on Academic Probation with all the restrictions that pertain to Academic Probation. Students on Suspension for a full academic year must contact the Registrar’s Office for information on being reinstated as a credit student. This reinstatement process should begin sixty days before the beginning of the semester in which the student desires to return.