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Students need to have a 2.0 cumulative GPA in order to remain in good standing with Salt Lake Community College. Transfer students should be aware that the GPA they need to have in order to be accepted at the university they plan on attending is typically above a 2.0 GPA.

Academic Notification means your semester GPA is below a 2.0 but your cumulative GPA is a 2.0 or above. You are still eligible to register for classes. If you have any questions or academic concerns, you may contact the Academic Advising office for an appointment or visit our office during walk-in hours.

The first time your cumulative GPA and term GPA fall below a 2.0, with 15 or more credits, you will be placed on Academic Warning. You will receive a letter informing you about your academic standing and you will have a registration hold placed on your record. You will need to meet with an academic advisor to have this hold removed.

  1. Academic Warning: The 1st time your semester GPA and cumulative GPA fall below a 2.0 and you have 15 or more credits, you will be placed on Academic Warning and a hold will be placed on your registration. You will receive a letter with information about meeting with an Academic Advisor in order to have the hold removed.
  2. Conditional Enrollment: The 2nd time your semester GPA and cumulative GPA fall below a 2.0, you will be placed on Conditional Enrollment and a hold will be placed on your registration. You will receive a letter informing you that you need to meet with an Academic Advisor in order to get your hold removed. Your Academic Advisor will review your academic performance and develop an academic plan with you. You will then need to meet regularly with your Academic Advisor to monitor your progress.
  3. Academic Probation: The 3rd time your semester GPA and cumulative GPA fall below a 2.0, you will be placed on Academic Probation and you will have a hold placed on your registration. You will receive a letter explaining that you will need to complete an appeal process in order to get your hold removed. You will have to make an appointment with one of the Academic Probation Advisors to identify challenges and develop a plan for your academic success. You will need to meet with your Academic Probation Advisor regularly to monitor your progress back to good standing.

If your semester GPA is above 2.0 but your cumulative GPA remains below 2.0, you will be on “continued status.” Your status will be Continued Academic Warning, Continued Conditional Enrollment or Continued Probation, depending on your status from the prior semester. You will not have a registration hold at this level. Once your cumulative GPA rises to a 2.0 or above, you will be in good academic standing again.

The fastest way to raise your GPA is to retake classes that you have done poorly in. You may also be eligible for a Registration Appeal.

You can use an online GPA calculator to calculate your GPA.

Becoming a better student often means taking advantage of resources and support. SLCC has many resources available to students to help them be academically successful (check out the Learning Resources category!). You can also take the EDU 1020 course.

The college has many free resources that are available to help students find success in school. To learn which options will fit your needs best, we recommend that you meet with an Academic Standards Advisor.