Academic Status Of Transfer Students
A student’s academic status is a general indication of his/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 via registered mail or other confirmed written or electronic means 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.
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
||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/she has attempted 15 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.
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/she has attempted 24 credit hours.
A 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 hours), enrolling in developmental courses, and/or CCSS 107.
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/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 fall semester. 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 hours), enrolling in developmental courses, and/or CCSS 107. Under this program, the student may enroll in a maximum of 13 credit hours per semester.
A Delgado student may appeal to attend and enroll in college level courses during his/her suspension semester. The appeal must be in writing to the Academic Appeals Committee on the student’s home campus (executive dean’s office) at least seven (7) calendar days prior to the first day of regular registration. A student reenters the College on academic probation after being suspended academically.
A student who is allowed to enroll during his/her suspension semester is also placed on academic probation and does not revert to the status of good standing. 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/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.
A transfer student who has been suspended for the first time from an accredited college or university may petition to be admitted to Delgado for fall or spring semesters only. If admitted, the student is on probation for the duration of the suspension from the previous college or university and his/her enrollment will be limited to auditing courses (maximum of nine hours), taking developmental courses and/or CCSS 107 only. The student must file an Appeal for Transfer-Suspension Admission Form in the Office of Admissions seven (7) calendar days prior to the first day of regular registration.
A transfer student who is suspended for a second time for academic reasons from another accredited college or university must remain out of school and will not be allowed to enroll in any coursework at Delgado for the entire duration of the 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
A student who is on probation and who has a cumulative grade point average below 2.0 at his/her previous institution will enter Delgado on probation. At the end of his/her first semester at Delgado, he/she will be suspended if he/she does not achieve a 2.0 grade point average for the semester. He/she will be placed in good academic standing if his/her first semester/term average is 2.0 or higher. The student’s academic status at the end of each subsequent semester of attendance at Delgado will be based on the Delgado cumulative/semester average only.
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