Students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in the courses required for a
degree or certificate in order to earn a credential at Lower Columbia College. Students
must also maintain a quarterly GPA of 2.0 or higher each quarter. Students who fall
below this minimum quarterly GPA will be alerted at the end of the quarter regarding
their academic standing. As necessary, additional information about resources and
support for improving academic standing will be provided. If a student is academically
suspended, they will receive information about academic reinstatement.
Students not in good academic standing may be required by the College to enroll in
College Success or other courses to assist with academic success.
Students on academic suspension cannot enroll in credit-bearing courses at the college
for two consecutive quarters. Students who are academically suspended must petition
for reinstatement to the Vice President of Student Services at least six weeks prior
to the quarter the student is eligible to re-enter the college. Students returning
from academic suspension who earn a quarterly GPA above 2.0 will return to good standing.
Students returning from academic suspension who earn a quarterly GPA below 2.0 will
return to academic suspension and must follow the academic standing policy to request
reinstatement. The petition for academic reinstatement can be found on the student forms webpage.
The Academic Standards Committee authorizes the Vice President of Student Services
or designee to require 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:
These are the interventions and restrictions LCC students can expect:
Academic Concern: First quarter of a quarterly GPA below 2.0
Academic Notice: Second consecutive quarterly GPA below 2.0
Academic Suspension: Third consecutive quarterly GPA below 2.0
Many students have a rough quarter during college. With support and hard work, they
persevere and go on to earn their degree! You can do it, and we are here to help.
What should you do:
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. Submit the form no later than 6 weeks before the start of the quarter.
Once you have submitted the Petition for Academic Reinstatement, you will be contacted
with information to schedule a meeting to discuss: