ADMINISTRATIVE RULE NO: 4020-11

RELATED TO POLICY SERIES NO: 4020

TITLE: ACADEMIC STANDING

PURPOSE

Linn-Benton Community College applies Academic Standing regulations to ensure student academic performance is consistent with progression toward the completion of declared degree and/or certificate requirements.

STATEMENT

Degree seeking students registered for credit classes at the beginning of the third week of the term are subject to academic standing regulations.

Students are considered to be in good academic standing if they earn a 2.0 GPA or higher each term and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Students who do not meet these requirements will be put on Academic Probation.

Good Standing – Students with a term and cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above are considered to be in good standing.
1st Term Academic Probation - Students will be placed on 1st Term Academic Probation if their term or cumulative GPA drops below 2.0 (Fall 2016 and beyond). When the students reach a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, they will be placed back into Good Standing.
2nd Term Academic Probation - Students on 2nd Term Academic Probation will have a hold placed on their account, which will require that they meet with an academic advisor and complete an Academic Plan to have the hold removed.

1st Academic Suspension - Students who earn less than a 2.0 term or cumulative GPA for three consecutive terms will be placed on 1st Academic Suspension for one term if they are not making progress toward returning to good academic standing. Students on Academic Suspension will be required to sit out for a term, or have an Academic Suspension Appeal approved to continue taking classes.

3rd Term Academic Probation- When students return from sitting out for a term or from having an Academic Suspension Appeal approved, they will be eligible to enroll, but will be on 3rd term Academic Probation.

Students on 3rd term Academic Probation will have a hold placed on their account, which will require them to meet with an academic advisor during or before the first week of the term they return in to avoid being dropped from courses.

2nd Academic Suspension - Students on 3term Academic Probation who earn less than a 2.0 term or cumulative GPA, will go on 2nd Academic Suspension. Students on 2nd Academic Suspension will not be permitted to take classes for three consecutive terms if they are not making progress toward returning to good academic standing.

Students returning from 2nd Academic Suspension after sitting out for three terms will be required to meet with an academic advisor and complete an Academic Suspension Appeal prior to registering for classes. Upon return, students will be placed on 3rd Term Academic Probation.

MINIMUM ACADEMIC STANDARD FOR CONTINUATION IN A PROGRAM
Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA in all major-specific course requirements to continue in a program. Students who do not meet this requirement may petition their program department for reinstatement. Some programs may have more restrictive requirements, which are indicated in the college catalog.

DATE OF ADOPTION: 08/13/84

DATE(S) OF REVISION(S): 11/19/91; 10/07/08; 03/01/12, 6/2/16

DATE OF LAST REVIEW: 6/2/16