Satisfactory Academic Progress
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Satisfactory Academic Progress

Satisfactory Academic Progress Guidelines Standards for All Students

Students bear primary responsibility for their own academic progress and for seeking assistance when experiencing academic difficulty. Students are encouraged to keep a file of their grades and transcripts.

Saint Paul College has a Satisfactory Academic Progress policy which requires degree-seeking students upon registering for 6 or more credits to maintain

  1. a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 and
  2. a completion rate of at least 67% of the cumulative credits attempted with earned grades of A, B, C, D, P or AU.

If these requirements are not met, students will be put on academic warning or in some cases suspended. If the cumulative GPA or completion rate falls below minimum standards for a second term, the student may be suspended from the College. A 2.0 GPA in program required courses is a requisite for graduation.

Exception: A letter grade of “D” is considered to be a failure in the following programs: Practical Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technician, Respiratory Care Practitioner and Sign Language Interpreter/Transliterator AAS (language and interpreting skill classes), and all ESOL classes.

Students seeking admission to Saint Paul College who have attended another college or university and do not meet Saint Paul College’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards must appeal for admission.

First term students earning grades of all F’s, FN’s and/or FW’s may be suspended for at least two major terms (Fall and Spring) following the unsuccessful term.

Academic Warning

Students placed on academic warning will have a registration hold placed on their academic record which will prevent them from registering in future terms. To have the hold released, student must either register for and attend the On-Campus Academic Warning Seminar or complete the Online Academic Warning Seminar.

Students placed on academic warning for a deficient GPA are required to enroll in CSCR 1406. Students who do not register for, withdraw from, or do not successfully complete CSCR 1406 may be suspended indefinitely.

While on academic warning, a student is required to earn the following:

  1. a term grade point average of 2.5 or higher and
  2. maintain a term completion rate of 100%.

The student will remain on warning until a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher and a cumulative completion rate of 67% or higher is achieved.

Academic Suspension

Students who fail to meet satisfactory academic progress standards while on academic warning by not earning a term GPA of at least 2.5 and a term completion rate of 100% will be suspended for at least two major terms (fall and spring). All students placed on suspension must appeal to be reinstated.

First term students earning grades of all F's, FN's and/or FW's will be suspended for at least two major terms (Fall and Spring) following the unsuccessful term.

For information on how to appeal an Academic Suspension, go to Appealing Academic Suspension.