Academic Standing Measures
3.5 GPA or higher for full time students who completed 12 credits with no F, L or W grade in nominated semester
Recognized as outstanding students; honored at a reception in March.
Dean’s List for Part-Time Students
Accumulated 12 or more credits;
Completed 6 credits in the semester nominated with a 3.5 GPA; no F, L or W grade in nominated semester
Recognized as an outstanding student; honored at a reception in March.
Earned a 2.0 GPA or higher in the semester; if cumulative GPA is below 2.0, students’ academic standing is determined by both attempted credits an d a minimum cumulative GPA
Minimum Cumulative GPA Required
41 or greater
Students may continue to pursue their academic goals with no restrictions.
After attempting 12 credits, students who do not meet the minimum cumulative GPA for attempted credits for Good Standing
Students must complete an on-line assessment and meet with an academic success coordinator to register in future semesters; students who earn a 2.0 semester GPA in the following semester and meet the minimum GPA requirements will be moved to Good Standing
Students who were on Academic Warning and did not achieve a 2.0 semester GPA or meet the minimum cumulative GPA standard will be placed on Academic Probation
Students must meet with their academic success coordinator and will be limited to 8 academic credits. Students earning at least a 2.0 semester GPA while on academic probation will continue on academic probation until they reach good standing.
Students who were on academic probation and did not achieve a 2.0 semester GPA during the next major semester are placed on Academic Suspension
Suspended students will be unable to attend HCC the next major semester. Suspended students may appeal their academic suspension. If an appeal is granted, students will remain on academic probation. Students must achieve a 2.0 semester GPA or they will be dismissed again for an entire year.
For more information regarding Howard Community College’s new academic standards policy, please see page 38 of the 2009-2010 HCC Catalogue or ask your advisor