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16-5-1 Academic Standing

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Area Commission
  3. Information Technology
  4. Plans and Analysis
  5. Marketing
  6. Financial Affairs
  7. Facilities Management
  8. Human Resources and Employee Relations
  9. Development
  10. Procurement and Inventory Control
  11. Auxiliary Enterprises and Printing Services
  12. Public Safety
  13. Division of Education
  14. Intentionally Left Blank for Future Use
  15. Intentionally Left Blank for Future Use
  16. Admissions and Registrar

    16-0-3 Advisor Assignments

    16-1-0 Admissions Policy

    16-1-1 Admissions, Allied Health and Nursing Programs

    16-1-7 Admissions, Academic Eligibility Criteria

    16-3-1 Admissions, International Students

    16-4-1 Admissions, High School Students

    16-9-1 Residency

    16-0-5 Grade Changes

    16-0-6 Incomplete Grade, Removal of

    16-1-3 Returning Students

    16-1-5 Advanced Standing

    16-1-6 Advanced Standing Credit for Trident Technical College Continuing Education Coursework

    16-1-9 Credit Through Experiential Learning

    16-5-1 Academic Standing

    16-5-2 Academic and Financial Aid Suspension Appeals Committee

    16-6-1 Course Withdrawal

    16-6-2 Never Attended

    16-7-1 Student Records, Confidentiality

    16-7-2 Issuance of Transcripts

    16-7-3 Student Name Change

    16-7-4 Student Social Security Number Change

    16-7-5 Student Major Updates

    16-7-6 Sealing of Records/Removal from Class

    16-10-1 Graduation, Application & Verification

    16-10-2 Graduation Committee

    16-10-3 Awarding of Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

    16-10-4 Graduation, Course Substitutions

    16-10-5 Catalog Applicability

  17. Student Services

NUMBER: 16-5-1 APPROVED DATE: 01-31-2001


PURPOSE:  To outline the college's requirements for students to remain in good academic standing and continued matriculation through a program of study.


  1. Good Standing occurs when a student's current semester GPA is at least 2.000.


  1. Academic Warning occurs when a student's current semester GPA falls below 2.000.
  2. A student on Academic Warning will receive a letter explaining the college's Academic Warning policy and advising the student that a second consecutive term with a current term GPA below 2.000 will result in Academic Probation.


  1. Academic Probation occurs when a student's current semester GPA falls below 2.000 and the student's last academic standing was Academic Warning.
  2. A student on Academic Probation will receive a letter explaining the college's Academic Probation policy advising the student that a third consecutive semester with a current semester GPA below 2.000 as well as a cumulative GPA below 2.000 will result in Academic Suspension.

       A student will remain on Academic Probation until:

  1. The student obtains a current semester GPA of at least 2.000;
  2. The student successfully completes a semester of solely remedial course enrollment; or
  3. The student is placed on Academic Suspension.


  1. Academic Suspension for one semester occurs after any three consecutive semesters of enrollment in which a student’s semester GPA falls below 2.000 and cumulative GPA is below 2.000.  Consecutive semesters of enrollment are any three semesters in which the student is enrolled, even if there are semesters in between when the student is not enrolled.
  2. A student on Academic Suspension will receive a letter from the Registrar explaining the college's Academic Suspension policy.
  3. A student may appeal Academic Suspension by completing the online Academic Appeals in the student portal. 


To obtain Dean's List status from the academic dean for a program of study, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Declare a program major;
  2. Take a minimum course load of 12 credit hours for full-time Dean's List or a minimum course load of six credit hours to the part-time Dean's List;
  3. Earn a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 or above;
  4. Receive no course grade lower than a "C" during the semester.
  5. A grade of D, F, W or I disqualifies a student from the Dean's List;
  6. A designation of Audit (AU) or Satisfactory Completion (SC) does not affect a student's inclusion on the Dean's List as long as the student's remaining course load meets or exceeds the minimum hours required to achieve Dean's List status.

Updated: 07-31-2007

Updated: 04-12-2017