According to the Southern Crescent Technical College Student Handbook, Academic Probation is an academic status wherein who students fail to maintain a semester GPA of 2.0 are alerted to the need to improve academic performance. This designation is printed on the official transcript. The student is also placed on financial aid warning.
Students who fail for the second consecutive semester to maintain a semester GPA of 2.0 are placed on suspension. This designation is printed on the official transcript. A student placed on academic suspension must either stay out of school one full semester before applying for readmission or request an appeal, which would necessitate a hearing before the Academic Suspension Appeals Committee. The student is also placed on financial aid suspension.
How can I avoid Academic Suspension?
Academic suspension results once a student has experienced two, consecutive semesters of earning a GPA of below 2.0. Students can potentially avoid suspension by taking steps during the term, while enrolled in their classes. The following resources are in place to help students understand their course content better or to navigate the challenges life can pose:
- the NET (peer mentoring in study strategies and a variety of subject areas, guidance in Blackboard, academic workshops, connect with social groups and build community)
- the Tutoring Center (for help from professional tutors in math and English)
- Special Services (Graduation Coach, Special Populations, Disability Services: for help in overcoming challenges that have developed that could interfere with a student's ability to persist or thrive)
- the CAP Center (advisement)
- the Student Navigator (for help in overcoming challenges that have developed in a student's life)
- the Library (for help finding resources, documenting, and more).
By seeking out help early, students give themselves every opportunity to overcome challenges that can interrupt their learning. Together, we can work it out! Reach out for help now!