Academic Issues

Minimum Grade Point Average Required To Maintain Good Academic Standing

You must maintain a minimum grade point average in order to remainin good academic standing.

Academic standing is determined according to the regulations of the Academic Standing Committee and are made at the conclusion of each semester. Academic standing will only be printed at the top of the unofficial copy of the transcript.

The following cumulative grade point averages (GPA) are the minimums which must be attained for a student to be considered in good academic standing:

1.7 with 1-14 credits attempted (usually one semester).
1.8 with 15-29 credits attempted (usually two semesters).
1.9 with 30-47 credits attempted.
2.0 with 48 or more credits attempted.

A student whose cumulative average falls below these minima for the first time will remain in good academic standing but shall be limited to 14 credits (or equivalent where preparatory courses are concerned) for the next semester. If, at the end of the next semester, the student's cumulative average still falls below these minima, then the student concerned shall be placed on academic probation and shall be restricted to part-time (fewer than 12 credits) attendance.

Academic Progress Requirements for Students Placed in the Basic Education Program (BEP)

Students whose assessment test placement is the "Basic Education Program" must enroll in and successfully complete the Basic Education Program (BEP) and any additional required remediation before enrolling in regularcollege courses.

The following conditions apply to students enrolled in the Basic Education Program:

  1. Must enroll in this program in the first semester of attendance. The Basic Education Program is the equivalent of a full-time program;
  2. Must satisfactorily complete BEP courses; (Withdrawal from individual classes in the BEP program is not permitted);
  3. Will be academically dismissed from the College if they fail all three BEP courses in the first semester, and will be considered for readmission only with the approval of a majority of their academic instructors;
  4. May repeat a single failed course only twice, and will be academically dismissed upon the third failure;
  5. Will be considered for readmission only after being separated from the College for at least one year (fall/spring), and only if future placement test results reveal no need for remediation in the area(s) for which the student was dismissed.

The following additional conditions apply to students who are not placed into the Basic Education Program but require two or three remedial courses from among ENG 001, MAT 001, MAT002, MAT 003, RDG 001, RDG 002.

In additional to fulfilling their remediation requirements specified in the previous section, these students must enroll in NCC 101-The College Experience, during the summer or winterim session prior to their first semester of attendance or during their first semester of attendance.

Students required to enroll in NCC 101 and who do not successfully complete the course must register again for NCC 101 until they do so.