Academic Progress Standing

Application

For students who have attempted fewer than 9 credit hours, the college will monitor satisfactory progress through an Academic Alert process. Academic Standing (AS) applies to all students who have attempted 9 or more credits in residence while attending a CCCS college. Academic Standing shall be applied consistently and uniformly within each CCCS institution. All colleges will determine AS following the posting of the majority of term grades for each semester. Students with deficient progress statuses will be notified of their status. Suspended students will not be allowed to begin enrollment in the subsequent semester. At the discretion of the CCCS College, AS status may be noted on the advising, official, or unofficial transcript. The AS of a student is specific to the home institution and does not transfer or impact a student’s enrollment at other CCCS colleges.

Principle

Designates a practice for measuring and notifying students of their academic standing.

Guideline

Recognizing the value of measuring academic progress for all students, the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) has established the following practice for measuring and notifying students of their Academic Standing (AS). The AS practice is intended to be informational and not punitive. CCCS colleges are encouraged to devise and implement appropriate Academic Alert strategies early in the term to assist students who are experiencing academic difficulties. A student’s academic standing at one college does not impact academic standing at another CCCS college.

Definitions:

Only college level classes will be used to calculate term and cumulative GPA’s. This includes summer term courses.

Only courses taken "in residence" will be used for this procedure; "In residence" means taken at the student’s home institution. Courses taken elsewhere and transferred in do not apply. The GPA calculations for this procedure may not match those used for financial aid purposes or athletic eligibility.

Cumulative Grade Point Average will be abbreviated as CGPA.

Term Grade Point Average will be abbreviated as TGPA.

Practice Standards:

Initial Standing

Student has attempted fewer than 9 cumulative credit hours with a CGPA => 2.00 for all classes attempted.

Academic Alert

Student has attempted fewer than cumulative 9 credits with a CGPA < 2.00 for all classes attempted.

Good Standing

Student has attempted at least 9 cumulative credit hours and has a CGPA => 2.00 for all classes attempted.

Probation

Student has attempted at least 9 cumulative credit hours and has a CGPA < 2.00 for all classes attempted.

Returning to Good Standing

By the conclusion of the Academic Probation term, the student must raise their CGPA to at least 2.0. If this condition is met, the student returns to Good Standing.

Probation (Continuing)

If a student on Academic Probation earns a TGPA of at least 2.00 for all classes attempted during the term, but fails to raise their CGPA to at least 2.0 for all classes attempted, the student will be allowed to attend the next term, but will remain on Academic Probation.

Suspension

In all instances where a student is placed on suspension the following apply.

  • Dropping students already registered is at the discretion of the home college.
  • Students may appeal based on standards and procedures developed by each college.
  • Approval of the student’s appeal may allow, but does not guarantee, that the student will be allowed to register without a break in enrollment. Students returning from a suspension will be on Probation (continuing).

Initial Suspension

CGPA < 2.00 for all classes completed in residence and most recent TGPA < 2.00. Student may not register for the next term following the suspension term.

  • Student may register for the subsequent term after meeting with an academic advisor of the college.

Second Suspension

CGPA < 2.00 for all classes completed in residence and last TGPA < 2.00. Student may not register for the next two terms (fall, spring, or summer) following the suspension term.

  • Student may register for the term following the two term break in enrollment after meeting with an academic advisor of the college.

Third Suspension

CGPA < 2.00 for all classes completed in residence and last TGPA < 2.00.

  • Student is suspended from the college and may not register for two years or six consecutive semesters.