Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better to be in good academic standing. Students who are considered at risk of losing good academic standing fall into one of three categories.
The Academic Standards Committee authorizes the Vice President of Student Services or designee to selectively mandate academic intervention strategies for students who pass few or no credits to encourage timely student completion of programs, certificates and/or degrees. Intervention may include:
Senate Bill 5135 (circa 2004) on Student Progress authorizes the college to intervene with academically at-risk students.
Students must attain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better to earn degrees and certificates. Students with poor academic status will be alerted of their quarterly and cumulative GPA, procedures to follow for assistance in improving their academic status and if suspended, procedures to follow for academic reinstatement. Quarterly academic warning letters are sent to students via their LCC email address within two weeks of grades being posted.
The Academic Warning Process Team will assign academic status based on the three categories delineated in College Policy. Two additional academic status options may be assigned if committee members are aware of extenuating circumstances that affected the academic progress of a student during the quarter being reviewed.
Students who are not in good academic standing are all assigned a Positive Academic Student Success (PASS) Coach. Your coach is there to support you, check-in, and advocate for you. You are required to participate in the PASS online canvas course, it is free and not for credit. The course is straightforward and the weekly assignments are quick. The goal is to provide additional support and facilitate reflection to help you be as successful as possible.
Your PASS Coach will send you an invitation through Canvas to start your PASS course. Historically, students who have enrolled and fully participated in the PASS course have been more successful in their college courses and were able to progress through their program of study. If you do not hear from your PASS Coach by the end of the second week of classes, please call (360) 442-2473.
At the conclusion of the quarter, your PASS coach will advocate for you to the Academic Standing Committee which will determine your Academic Standing for the next quarter. By staying in contact with your PASS coach and engaging in the weekly assignments your PASS coach will have all the information needed to advocate for you.
Many students have a rough quarter during college and persevere to successfully complete the next quarter and go on to earn their degree! You can do it, and we are here to help.
Questions? Contact the office of the Vice President of Student Services at (360) 442-2300
Students on suspension must take two consecutive quarters off from LCC. While you are away, consider the following options:
In order to enroll in courses you must indicate your intent to return by completing and submitting the Petition for Academic Reinstatement form. Please submit the form no later than 6 weeks before the start of the quarter you wish to attend.
Once you have submitted the Petition for Academic Reinstatement, you will be contacted with information to schedule a meeting to discuss:
Once re-enrolled, you will remain on Academic Probation until your cumulative GPA rises to a 2.0 or higher. During this time all rules for students on Academic Probation will apply, including;
Check out ‘Next Steps’ for Academic Probation in this document, or contact the office of the Vice President of Student Services at (360) 442-2300
Approval: Instructional Council 12/08/1998.