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    Delgado Community College
   
 
  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
2017 - 2018 Catalog

Academic Status


  • Academic Status
  • Academic Status In Specific Majors
  • Academic Status Of Transfer Students 
              

    Academic Status

    A student’s academic status is a general indication of his or her eligibility to remain in school. It may affect a student’s eligibility for scholarships, special insurance rates, loans, work-study programs, and participation in intercollegiate athletics and other student activities. A student’s academic status is determined at the end of each semester and summer session.

    There are three categories of academic status: academic good standing, academic probation, and academic suspension. Students will receive official notification of academic status. Such notice is not a prerequisite to students being placed in one of the above categories. Delgado will attempt to inform students of any changes in academic status. Students have the responsibility to ascertain their academic status prior to the beginning of the next enrollment period.

    Cumulative Average: A student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA) is calculated by dividing the total number of quality points earned by the total number of credit hours. (See Grading System for the quality points assigned to each final grade.) Students have a Delgado Cumulative GPA based on all coursework taken at Delgado and a higher education cumulative GPA based on work at Delgado plus work at other regionally accredited institutions. The Delgado Community College cumulative is reflected on the semester grade report and in transcripts and is used to determine academic standing at the College. However, the higher education GPA is used to determine graduation honors.

    Good Academic Standing: A student who has a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) or higher on all coursework attempted at Delgado Community College is considered to be in good standing. A 2.0 average occurs when the number of quality points is twice the number of credit hours attempted. Students who are provisionally allowed to take courses while on suspension do not revert to the status of good standing.

    Academic Probation: A student will be placed on academic probation whenever the Delgado Community College adjusted cumulative average falls below the College’s scale as listed below:

    Adjusted Cumulative Quality Hours Attempted       Adjusted Cumulative GPA at Which Student Is Placed on Probation
    15-20
    21-30
    31-40
    41-50
    51-60
    61-70
    71-80
                1.540 or less
    1.640 or less
    1.740 or less
    1.840 or less
    1.940 or less
    1.970 or less
    1.999 or less


    No student will be placed on probation before he or she has attempted at least 15 adjusted cumulative quality credit hours. The statement “Academic Probation” will be placed on the student’s permanent academic record.

    Once on academic probation, a student will remain on probation (as long as each semester average is at least a 2.0) until the adjusted cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher is achieved. The College strives to provide academic advising and/or intervention for these students. Once an adjusted cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher is achieved, a student will be removed from probation.  While on probation, the student may enroll in up to 12 credit hours for the fall and spring semesters and 7 credit hours for the summer session. The College strives to provide academic advising and/or intervention for these students. Once an adjusted cumulative GPA of 2.000 or higher is achieved, a student will be removed from academic probation.

    Academic Suspension: A student who is on academic probation and who fails to achieve a semester grade point average of at least a 2.0 in the ensuing semester will be suspended for one semester. The statement “Academic Suspension” will be placed on the student’s permanent academic record. No student will be suspended before he or she has attempted 24 credit hours.

    -Delgado Students on First-Time Suspension
    A Delgado student who is suspended for the first time at the end of the fall semester has the option of remaining out of school for the spring semester or auditing courses (maximum of nine credit hours), enrolling in developmental courses, and/or CCSS 107, as appropriately advised. He or she may appeal to attend and enroll in college-level courses the following spring semester in accordance with the procedures outlined in the College’s Academic Appeals policy.

    A Delgado student who is suspended for the first time at the end of the spring semester may attend the summer session. If the student raises his or her Delgado cumulative average to 2.0 during the summer session, the student may attend the fall semester. If the cumulative average remains below 2.0, the student is suspended for the following fall semester; however, he or she may appeal to attend and enroll in college-level courses the following fall semester in accordance with the procedures outlined in the College’s Academic Appeals policy.  If the student chooses not to attend the summer session, the student has the option of remaining out of school for the fall semester or auditing courses (maximum of nine credit hours), enrolling in developmental courses, and/or CCSS 107, as appropriately advised. He or she may appeal to attend and enroll in college-level courses the following fall semester in accordance with the procedures outlined in the College’s Academic Appeals policy. 

    A student who is allowed to enroll during his or her suspension semester is also placed on academic probation and does not revert to the status of good standing.

-Delgado Students on Second-Time Suspension
Any Delgado student who is suspended for a second time for academic reasons during a fall semester must remain out of school for the following spring semester. Any Delgado student who is suspended for a second time for academic reasons during a spring semester must remain out of school for the following summer session and fall semester.

A student who has been placed on academic suspension and achieved a 2.0 grade point average for the semester following reinstatement must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average in each subsequent semester of attendance until he or she achieves a Delgado Community College cumulative grade point average of 2.0. Failure to make a 2.0 grade point average in any subsequent semester before the cumulative 2.0 grade point average is achieved will result in another one semester suspension. 

Academic Status In Specific Majors

Faculty in a given major may, with the approval of the academic administration of the College, establish and publish higher academic standards for admission, continuation and/or reentry to the major.

Academic Status Of Transfer Students

Effective Fall 2017 Semester, a transfer student who is on academic probation or suspension may be admitted to Delgado Community College in good standing once admission requirements are met in accordance with the College’s General Admissions   Policy.
 

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