Standards of Academic Progress
Per College Procedure 4.1000 Seminole State College's Standards of Academic Progress have been established to help students maintain a satisfactory grade point average (GPA), to be successful and to graduate. A cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0 is required to graduate.
To maintain satisfactory academic progress at the College, students seeking either an associate degree or a baccalaureate degree must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 each semester. Successful completion of a course is defined as a grade of "A," "B," "C" or "D" except for those courses which specifically require a grade of "C" or higher for successful completion. Limited-access programs may have additional standards that take precedence.
- Good Standing: Students who achieve at least a 2.0 GPA each semester and have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA will be in good standing.
- Academic Warning: Students will be placed on Academic Warning when their semester GPA falls below a 2.0 in any given semester. Academic Warning provides students with notification that they are not maintaining satisfactory progress and encourages them to seek help for improvement. Students on Academic Warning are strongly encouraged to speak with an educational advisor/counselor to discuss their educational plan and to seek assistance from faculty, the program manager or dean. To be removed from Academic Warning at the end of the next semester, students must achieve a minimum semester and cumulative GPA of 2.0.
- Academic Probation: Students on Academic Warning whose semester GPA again falls below 2.0 will be placed on Academic Probation and the following apply:
- Students on Academic Probation are required to meet with an educational advisor/counselor to discuss their educational plan and set up scheduled visits to the Academic Success Center and/or the Student Transition and Achievement Resources (STAR) Center.
- Students who have a cumulative GPA below 2.0 after earning thirty (30) credits that count toward the GPA will be placed on Academic Probation and an enrollment restriction will be applied to their record. The enrollment restriction will occur after grades are posted and will be in effect immediately. It is required that students on Academic Probation meet with an educational advisor/counselor to discuss their educational plan.
- Students on Academic Probation must limit their enrollment to a maximum of 12 credit hours in Fall, Spring or Summer term(s) and will be advised to consider reducing their academic load.
- Students will only be allowed to register for the next semester with the help of an educational advisor/counselor.
- Students on Academic Probation are permitted to register for the next semester through an academic advisor. To be removed from Academic Probation, students must earn a minimum semester and cumulative GPA of 2.0. However, future term enrollment may be impacted once current grades post for students on Academic Probation.
- To be removed from Academic Probation, students must achieve a minimum semester and cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.
- Students who have a cumulative GPA below 2.0 after earning thirty (30) credit hours, including transfer coursework, will be placed on Academic Probation, even if they never earned a semester GPA below 2.0 at Seminole State College.
- Academic Suspension: Students on Academic Probation will be placed on Academic Suspension if they have a third semester (not necessarily consecutive) in which they earn less than a 2.0 semester GPA. The following rules apply to students placed on Academic Suspension:
- Students will be notified by the Registrar's Office of Academic Suspension prohibiting enrollment for one semester at the College.
- Re-enrollment into college credit courses is allowed with educational advisor/counselor approval after these students have not enrolled for one semester (Fall, Spring, Summer).
- Students placed on Academic Suspension who had previously registered for the upcoming semester will be dropped from their classes.
- To be removed from Academic Suspension and placed on Academic Probation, students must achieve a minimum semester GPA of 2.0. If these students fail to earn a semester GPA greater than or equal to a 2.0 while on Academic Suspension, they remain on suspension and must sit out for an additional semester.
- Students may not register for any courses at the College while on Academic Suspension.
- Appeal of Academic Suspension: Students have the right to appeal an Academic Suspension. Appeals must be submitted on a petition form to the dean of students at their campus location by the specified date for the upcoming semester. If approved, a student under this status must meet with an educational advisor/counselor or other designated Student Affairs staff member to discuss strategies for success. Students must have the advisor's or Student Affairs staff member's signed approval for the proposed course schedule on the registration form. Good practice dictates that the course load be limited to part-time study to support success. Students will not be allowed to register for the next semester until grades are received and a new GPA is calculated in order to determine eligibility for future enrollment.
- Cumulative GPA Requirement to Graduate: A cumulative GPA and a Seminole State GPA higher than or equal to 2.0 is required for graduation. Transfer courses are factored into the cumulative Seminole State College GPA.