429 Satisfactory Academic Progress [Warning, Probation, Suspension, Dismissal, Reinstatement]

P-429.1 The College shall measure academic progress for each term throughout the student's enrollment. All students enrolled in credit courses at the College are required to meet the established standards for satisfactory academic progress.
Pr-429.1.1 The standards for satisfactory academic progress shall be as follows: 

Credit Hours On Record Cumulative Grade Point Average
12 1.5
13-24 1.6
25-36 1.7
37-48 1.9
48+ 2.0
Pr-429.1.2 Students are placed on academic warning when their cumulative grade point average falls below satisfactory academic progress for the first time. The second time the grade point average falls below satisfactory academic progress, students are placed onacademic probation. After the third time, students are placed on academic suspensionand are required to discontinue enrollment for the next semester. Upon return from suspension, failure to maintain a 2.0 term grade point average in any given semester will result in academic dismissal. Students who have been academically dismissed may apply to the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs for consideration ofacademic reinstatement.
Pr-429.1.3 Students who have been placed on suspension may appeal to the Dean of Student Development to waive the semester layout requirement.
Pr-429.1.4 Students placed on academic warning, probation, and suspension are required to meet with a College counselor before enrolling in the next semester and will be limited to 12 semester hours for that semester.
Pr-429.1.5 Students must wait for a minimum of one semester (summer session excluded) after having been academically dismissed from the College; submit a letter indicating the reasons why they should be considered for reinstatement, and agree to be interviewed by the Vice President.

Consideration for reinstatement may be based on an evaluation of life changes and circumstances that would merit reinstatement, or an official transcript from another college or university indicating that the student has been academically successful since being dismissed from the College.

Academic reinstatement does not include any forgiveness of grades earned at the College. The student is reinstated with the cumulative grade point average (GPA) the student had upon dismissal. Enrollment is limited to 12 credit hours the first semester; thereafter, semester limits may be waived by the Vice President. Any student not maintaining a 2.0 GPA each semester of attendance will be dismissed from the College. Academic reinstatement is available one time only.

Pr-429.1.6 Students receiving any form of financial assistance administered by the College are expected to meet financial assistance standards of academic progress as printed in the tuition chapter of the College Catalog.
Policy Code Key
P Policy PR Procedure D Definition S Supplement

Content Owner: Donna Davis - ddavis@stchas.edu
Page Updated by: Jessica Trimborn
Date Issued: 8/93
Date Revised: 03/05/2009