Academic and Career Advising

Academic Standards Policy


Policy

The Salt Lake Community College Academic Standards Policy exists to help students reach their academic potential and maintain an expected level of academic performance at the institution. The policy focuses on active intervention with students who demonstrate academic difficulty and provides support services necessary to encourage their potential success. Beyond the objective of retaining students, the Academic Standards Policy focuses on guiding students into behaviors that will enhance their success in any chosen major and subsequent career. The Academic Standards Policy is based on prescriptive advising to assist students in building and maintaining a positive attitude toward academic study.

 

Procedure

The policy is implemented through the Academic Advising Office and coordinated by the Academic Standards Advisor. The Academic Advising Office is responsible for developing criteria for identifying students in academic trouble and strategies to notify and assist them. The academic standing of students will be posted on-line to their SLCC unofficial academic transcript. It will not appear on the official transcript.

 

Guidelines

The following are the guidelines in place to assist students in academic jeopardy:

 

Academic Notification:

Students whose term grade point average (GPA) falls below a 2.0 while their cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher will be placed on Academic Notification. Students will be notified by email of their status, encouraged to read the Academic Standards Policy, and made aware of the learning support and tutoring resources available at SLCC.

Academic Alert:

Students with 14 or fewer credits whose term and cumulative GPA fall below 2.0 will be placed on Academic Alert. Students will be notified by email of their status, encouraged to read the Academic Standards Policy, and made aware of the learning support and tutoring resources available at SLCC.

Academic Warning:

Students with 15 or more credits whose term and cumulative GPA fall below a 2.0 for the first time will be placed on Academic Warning. Students will be notified by mail that they have been placed on Academic Warning. Registration holds will be placed on these students’ records. Students will not be able to make any registration changes (drop a class, withdraw from a class or register for a class) until they meet with an academic advisor, or complete an Academic Success Workshop.

Continued Warning:

After being on Academic Warning, students whose subsequent term GPA rises above a 2.0 while their cumulative GPA is still below a 2.0 will be on Continued Warning. No registration hold will be placed on their record. These students will be sent an email acknowledging their improvement and encouraging them to keep up the good work.

Conditional Enrollment:

The second time that students’ term and cumulative GPA fall below a 2.0, with 15 or more credits; they will be placed on Conditional Enrollment. Students will be notified by mail that they have been placed on Conditional Enrollment. Registration holds will be placed on these students’ records. Students will not be able to make any registration changes (drop a class, withdraw from a class or register for a class) until they meet with an academic advisor in order to create a follow-up plan, identify obstacles and discuss strategies to assist them with their academic success.

Continued Conditional Enrollment:

After being on Conditional Enrollment, students’ whose subsequent term GPA rises above a 2.0 while their cumulative GPA is still below a 2.0 will be on Continued Conditional Enrollment. No registration hold will be placed on their record. They will be sent an email acknowledging their improvement and encouraging them to keep up the good work.

Academic Probation:

The third time that students’ term and cumulative GPA fall below a 2.0 they will be placed on Academic Probation. Students will be notified by mail and email that they have been placed on Academic Probation. Registration holds will be placed on these students’ records. Students will not be able to make any registration changes (drop a class, withdraw from a class or register for a class) until they complete an appeal process. Each student will need to fill out an appeal form with his/her academic advisor. Students will also need to write a statement indicating what they will change in order to ensure academic success. The Academic Success Committee will review all appeals. The Committee will consist of the Director of Academic and Career Advising, the Academic Standards Advisor, and the student’s Program Advisor in consultation with the student’s faculty member, and a Financial Aid Representative when appropriate. The Committee will determine the conditions of attendance (i.e. restricted hours, class requirements, term suspension, etc.).

Continued Probation:

Should students’ subsequent term GPA rise above a 2.0 while their cumulative GPA is still below a 2.0, they will be on Continued Probation. No registration hold will be placed on their record. They will be sent an email acknowledging their improvement and encouraging them to keep up the good work.

Academic Standards Policy
Approved by Faculty Senate 04/02
Updated September 12, 2006
Updated May 2, 2013