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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 (Good Standing) is defined as the attainment of a 2.0 SOAP CUMULATIVE Grade Point Average (GPA) or higher. SOAP CUM GPA is based on all credit hours attempted at ECC, including developmental classes (does not include coursework transferred to ECC).

SOAP GPA is calculated and Academic Standing determined after all grades are entered at the end of each semester; when SOAP CUM GPA is < 2.0, SOAP Term GPA will be used to determine academic standing.

Academic Standing Requirements & Conditions
Good Standing
  • SOAP CUM GPA > 2.0: Student will remain in Good Standing.
  • SOAP CUM GPA < 2.0: Student will move to Academic Caution Status.
Academic Caution
  • Required to participate in academic success intervention strategies prior to registering.
  • SOAP Term GPA > 2.0: Student will remain in Academic Caution status until returning to Good Standing.
  • SOAP Term GPA < 2.0: Student will move to Academic Warning status.
Academic Warning
  • Required to participate in academic success intervention strategies prior to registering.
  • SOAP Term GPA > 2.0: Student will remain in Academic Warning status until returning to Good Standing.
  • SOAP Term GPA < 2.0: Student will move to Academic Probation status.
Academic Probation
  • Required to participate in academic success intervention strategies prior to registering.
  • SOAP Term GPA > 2.0: Student will remain in Academic Probation status until returning to Good Standing.
  • SOAP Term GPA < 2.0: Student will move to Academic Suspension status.
Academic Suspension
  • One semester suspension (fall or spring).
  • Student may appeal academic standing.
  • Student will move to Academic Reinstatement status upon returning to ECC after suspension.
Academic Reinstatement
  • For re-enrollment consideration, a student is required to submit a Petition for Reinstatement form.
  • Required to meet with an ECC Academic Advisor prior to registering.
  • Required to participate in academic success intervention strategies
  • Maximum enrollment of 7 credits (4 in summer) upon Reinstatement.
  • SOAP Term GPA > 2.0: Student will return to Academic Probation status until returning to Good Standing.
  • SOAP Term GPA < 2.0: Student will drop to Academic Suspension status.
 
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