The Glen Oaks Community College Academic Standing Policy is intended to assist Glen Oaks Community College students to succeed in their studies, to assure that they are realistically able to meet the minimum 2.0 grade point average required for graduation, and to maintain the academic integrity of Glen Oaks Community College.
Academic Good Standing
Students with a calculated cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above will be considered in Good Standing at the College. Special programs, such as Nursing, may require different qualifications for good academic standing in the program.
Students with 1-20 attempted credit hours and a calculated cumulative grade point average below 2.0 will be placed on Academic Caution and sent a letter strongly encouraging them to meet with an Academic Advisor to address the situation.
Students with 21-40 attempted credit hours and a calculated cumulative grade point average below 2.0 will be placed on Academic Intervention. Students on Academic Intervention will only be allowed to enroll in three courses (no more than 9 credit hours) unless they meet with an Academic Advisor and develop an Academic Success Plan. Academic Success Plans must be created no later than two weeks prior to the semester in which the students wish to enroll.
Students with 41 or more attempted credit hours and a calculated cumulative grade point average below 2.0 will be placed on Academic Restriction. Students on Academic Restriction will only be allowed to enroll in two courses (no more than 6 credit hours) unless they meet with an Academic Advisor and develop an Academic Success Plan. Success plans must be created no later than two weeks prior to the semester in which the students wish to enroll. Students on Academic Restriction who do not meet with an Academic Advisor and develop an Academic Success Plan and/or whose term grade point average is below a 2.0 will be moved to Academic Suspension.
Students on Academic Suspension will be sent a certified letter notifying them of their academic standing and of the requirement to sit out a minimum of one semester before being allowed to enroll in any future courses at Glen Oaks. Prior to enrolling in future courses, students on Academic Suspension must meet with an Academic Advisor to discuss steps they will take to be academically successful. Students who return after sitting out a semester will only be allowed to enroll in two courses (no more than 6 credit hours) per semester.
Academic Standing Appeal Process
Academic Suspension may be appealed to the Vice-President of Academics who will form a committee to determine if the appeal will be granted. A granted appeal only means an exception is made to the requirement that the student sit out one semester. All appeals must be made in writing no later than 30 days from the date of the suspension letter and shall be processed no more than 30 days from receipt of the appeal. Appeal forms are available from Academic Advisors and must be completed by both the student and the Academic Advisor. Late appeals (appeals submitted in writing more than 30 days from the date of the suspension letter) shall not be granted for the following semester. Late appeals will be considered only after the student has sat out at least one semester. No more than two appeals per student will be considered.
Returning to Glen Oaks Community College after Suspension or a Granted Appeal
Students who return to Glen Oaks Community College after sitting out a minimum of one semester on Academic Suspension, or students who successfully appeal their Academic Suspension, will be limited to a maximum of six credits hours during the semester in which they return. Students who do not maintain at least a 2.0 calculated grade point average during the semester in which they either return from suspension, or are granted an appeal to the suspension, will remain in the Suspension category. (Board Police 3.04)