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Academic Review Policy

Section: III.  STSV - 112
Approved By: Dr. Pamela J. Transue, 01/28/04
Last Review: 06/2011
Last Revision: 01/28/04
Prior Revisions: Unknown
Initial Adoption: Unknown

Policy

Academic review is designed to help students who are having academic difficulty improve their academic performance. The purpose of the policy is to quickly identify students whose grade point average falls below 2.00 and provide those students with assistance to improve their academic standing. Students will be alerted to their academic problems and provided assistance to improve academic performance. The Academic Review Policy provides for academic suspension in cases where students are unable to achieve satisfactory academic standing.

Individual college programs such as High School Completion, certain vocational programs, international students, veterans, and students receiving financial aid may have different and/or additional academic standard requirements and appeal processes. Students in these programs should contact their program advisor for information regarding these requirements.

Academic Deficiency

A student is placed on academic deficiency at the end of any quarter in which his or her grade point average falls below 2.00, provided the student is enrolled in 6 or more credits after the 10th instructional day of that quarter.

Academic Probation

A student placed on academic deficiency must earn a 2.00 quarterly grade point average the succeeding quarter he or she is enrolled for 6 or more credits after the 10th instructional day of that quarter, or be placed on academic probation.

Removal of Academic Probation

A student is removed from academic probation at the end of the quarter in which he or she is enrolled for 6 or more credits after the 10th instructional day of that quarter and earns a quarterly grade point average of 2.00 or higher.

Academic Suspension

A student who has been placed on academic probation and fails to earn a 2.00 quarterly grade point average or higher the next quarter he or she is enrolled for 6 or more credits after the 10th instructional day of that quarter will be suspended for one quarter. As it applies to the period of academic suspension, Summer Quarter shall count as part of Fall Quarter.

Following a one-quarter suspension, a student may enroll following procedures outlined in the College's "Re-enrollment Procedures Following Academic Suspension" section.

A student re-admitted after one quarter of academic suspension re-enters the College on academic probation. If he or she fails to attain a quarterly grade point average of 2.00 or higher at the end of the first quarter in which he or she is enrolled in 6 or more credits after the 10th instructional day, the re-admitted student is suspended for three (3) consecutive quarters.

Academic Suspension Appeals

Academic suspension may be appealed to the Associate Vice President for Student Services if there are strong and unavoidable extenuating circumstances (e.g., a serious illness or accident requiring hospitalization). A student will not be suspended during the course of the appeal process.

Re-enrollment Following Academic Suspension

A student re-enrolling following academic suspension re-enters on probation. If he or she fails to attain a quarterly grade point average of 2.00 or higher the succeeding quarter he or she is enrolled for 6 or more credits after the 10th instructional day of that quarter, the student re-admitted after suspension will be suspended for three (3) consecutive quarters.

Purpose

Academic review is designed to help students who are having academic difficulty improve their academic performance. The purpose of the policy is to quickly identify students whose grade point average falls below 2.00 and provide those students with assistance to improve their academic standing. Students will be alerted to their academic problems and provided assistance to improve academic performance. The Academic Review Policy provides for academic suspension in cases where students are unable to achieve satisfactory academic standing.

To Whom Does This Policy Apply

All individuals registered for classes at Tacoma Community College.

References

Previous Board Policy 4.5020 Academic Review Policy

Definitions

None

Procedures

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