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Standards of Academic Progress 1.102

Elgin Community College requires that students make satisfactory progress toward achieving their educational goals. Satisfactory academic progress is defined as the attainment of a 2.0 cumulative GPA (grade point average) or higher, including developmental classes.

The following actions will take place when the cumulative GPA is lower than 2.00.

Consecutive semesters
<2.0 GPA
Student Status Interventions and/or Restrictions
1 Academic Caution
  • Maximum enrollment of 13 credit hours
  • Encouraged to participate in success-oriented strategies
2 Academic Warning
  • Maximum enrollment of 13 credit hours
  • Encouraged to participate in success-oriented strategies
3 Academic Pre-suspension
  • Maximum enrollment of 7 credit hours
  • Required to meet with an ECC counselor/advisor prior to registration to discuss academic progress
4 Academic Suspension
  • One semester suspension (fall or spring)
  • Petition to the Student Appeals Committee for appeal or reinstatement
  • Required to meet with an ECC counselor/advisor and complete a Student Success Plan
  • Maximum enrollment of 7 credit hours upon return
5 Academic Dismissal
  • One calendar year dismissal
  • Petition to the Student Appeals Committee for reinstatement
  • Required to meet with an ECC counselor/advisor and complete a Student Success Plan
  • Maximum enrollment of 7 credit hours upon return

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Good Academic Standing

Students with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher are in good academic standing.

Academic Caution

Students who have completed one semester with a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 will receive an "academic caution" status and a recommendation to take advantage of various programs and services designed to help them achieve academic success. Academic Caution restricts students to enrollment in a maximum of 13 credit hours.

Academic Warning

Students who have completed two consecutive semesters with a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 are placed on "academic warning." Academic Warning restricts students to enrollment in a maximum of 13 credit hours. Students on academic warning are encouraged to participate in success-oriented strategies.

Academic Pre-Suspension

Students who have completed three consecutive semesters with a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 are placed on "academic pre-suspension." Academic Pre-suspension restricts students to enrollment in a maximum of 7 credit hours. Students on academic pre-suspension are encouraged to participate in success-oriented strategies and are required to meet with an ECC counselor/advisor prior to registering.

Academic Suspension

Students who have completed four consecutive semesters with a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0, are placed on "academic suspension." These students will be suspended from ECC for the next successive semester (excluding summer). Students with unusual extenuating academic circumstances (program/major GPA above a 2.0, 3 consecutive semesters of a GPA above a 2.0) may appeal that decision by submitting the Academic Reinstatement/Appeal Form to the Dean of Student Services and Development. After this suspension period, suspended students must submit the Academic Reinstatement/Appeal Form to the Dean of Student Services and Development for reinstatement and must meet with an ECC counselor/advisor and complete a Student Success Plan. The Dean of Student Services and Development will convene a Student Success Committee to review the request and determine whether circumstances warrant reinstatement or require additional documentation. Written notification of the decision will be sent to the student within 15 school days to the address on file with the College.

Academic Dismissal

Students who have returned to ECC after one semester of suspension and subsequently receive a semester GPA of less than 2.0 will be dismissed for a minimum of one calendar year. Students with unusual extenuating academic circumstances (program/major GPA above a 2.0, 3 consecutive semesters of a GPA above a 2.0) may appeal this decision by submitting the Academic Reinstatement/Appeal Form to the Dean of Students. After the Academic Dismissal period, these students must submit the Academic Reinstatement/Appeal Form to the Dean of Student Services and Development for reinstatement and meet with an ECC counselor/advisor and complete a Student Success Plan. The Dean of Student Services and Development will convene a Student Success Committee to review the request and determine whether circumstances warrant reinstatement or require additional documentation. Written notification of the decision will be sent to the student within 15 school days at the address on file with the College.

* Success-oriented strategies are provided by Counseling/Career Services, Trio/Student Support Services, Academic Support/Tutoring and Career and Technical/Health education retention specialists.

 
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