Students who are unable to achieve passing grades for a semester will be subject to meeting the requirements of the College’s academic action which includes a warning and probation period followed by academic suspension for a semester when academic standards are not met as follows:
Academic Good Standing
Academic good standing occurs when your current term GPA is at least 2.0 or higher than 2.00, and your last academic standing was not academic suspension.
Academic warning occurs when your current term GPA is below 2.00. If you are on warning, you will receive a letter explaining the College’s academic warning/academic standing policy and advising you that you will be placed on academic probation if your term GPA is below 2.00 for a second consecutive term.
Academic probation occurs when your current term GPA is below 2.00. If you are on probation, you will receive a letter from TTC explaining the College’s academic probation/academic standing policy and advising you that a second consecutive term GPA below 2.00 as well as a cumulative GPA below 2.00 will result in academic suspension.
An academic suspension for one semester occurs after any three consecutive terms of enrollment in which your term GPA is below 2.0, and first term in which your cumulative GPA is below 2.0. Consecutive terms of enrollment are any two terms in which the student is enrolled even if there are terms in between in which the student is not enrolled. After being academically suspended for one semester, you must meet with a counselor in Counseling and Career Development Services.
The appeal process is overseen through the office of the vice president for Student Services. Students are placed on academic suspension and/or financial aid probation ineligible when their academic performance falls below the minimum standards set by the College (cumulative grade point average and/or credit hour completion rate).
Students may appeal their suspension by completing the online appeal form on the TTC Web site (www.tridenttech.edu) and submitting printed documentation of the extenuating circumstances causing their poor performance to the counter in the Student Center, Bldg. 410, Main Campus or to the Admissions office at Palmer or Berkeley campuses. This explanation and documentation must not only describe the circumstance but also its resolution for future enrollment.