Academic Probation and Academic Suspension | SCC

Academic Probation and Academic Suspension

Academic Probation 

A student earning a cumulative grade point average below a 2.0 at the end of a term shall be placed on academic probation. A student shall be removed from academic probation by earning at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average. It is recommended that the student have a conference with their academic advisor to discuss their situation. 

If a student is placed on academic probation for two consecutive terms (which is noted on the transcript as subject to dismissal the second time) AND does not earn either a cumulative GPA or a term GPA of at least a 2.0 in the third term, the student shall be academically suspended (see Academic Suspension guidelines below)

A student on academic probation shall not take more than 15 credit hours in a semester, three credit hours in a four-week intersession, four hours in the five-week session, six credit hours in a six-week summer session, seven credit hours in an eight-week summer session and nine hours in the twelve-week session.

Academic Suspension (Dismissal)

If a student is placed on academic probation for two consecutive terms (which is noted on the transcript as subject to dismissal) AND does not earn either a cumulative GPA or a term GPA of at least a 2.0 in the third term, the student shall be academically suspended. A student on academic suspension may not enroll in courses which count toward a KCTCS degree.

A student who has been academically suspended may be reinstated by the Vice President of Academic Affairs after remaining out of the college for at least one 16-week semester and providing evidence of ability to perform at the level required.

The Vice President of Academic Affairs may grant an exception based upon an individual’s case. In order to be considered for an exception, the student must submit an Academic Suspension Appeal to the Office of Academic Affairs.

A student who has been academically suspended shall, upon reinstatement, be placed on academic probation and be subject to a second academic suspension if the student has failed to earn a current term GPA of 2.0 during the first term of reinstatement. Upon a second academic suspension, a student may be reinstated by the president (or designee) after remaining out of the college for at least two 16-week semesters and providing evidence of ability to perform at the level required.

Please note: Academic probation and academic suspension are different from a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal related to your financial aid.  You must contact the Financial Aid office separately, and they will advise you on any needed steps to complete the financial aid process.