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.
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.
1. Academic Warning - First quarter below 2.00 - either quarterly GPA or cumulative GPA is below 2.00.
2. Academic Warning Improved – Second quarter - quarterly GPA above 2.00, but cumulative GPA is still below 2.00. Improvement is noted and warning status continues, rather than probation.
3. Academic Probation – Second quarter - either quarterly and/or cumulative GPA are below 2.00 for two consecutive academic quarters.
4. Continued Academic Probation – Second or third quarter - either quarterly and/or cumulative GPA are below 2.00 for two or more consecutive academic quarters, but committee is aware of extenuating circumstances or student shows improvement and chooses not to place student on Academic Suspension.
5. Academic Suspension – Third quarter – either quarterly and/or cumulative GPA are below 2.00 for three or more consecutive quarters.
Effective date - Instructional Council 12/08/98.
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:
Authority - Senate Bill 5135 (circa 2004) Student Progress