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Effective Fall 2009

All HCC students are required to meet new academic standards. Students are expected to make satisfactory academic progress each semester they are enrolled. Satisfactory academic progress is demonstrated when students maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA as defined in the table. 

Attempted Credits

Minimum Cumulative GPA Required

12 – 15

1.0

16 – 30

1.5

31 – 40

1.75

41 or greater

2.0

To help students “get there from here,” the college has implemented a GPA scale based on attempted credits.

After 12 attempted credits, a student who has not achieved the minimum cumulative GPA requirements is placed on academic warning, academic probation or academic suspension.



Academic Warning – A student will be placed on academic warning after attempting 12 credits and not meeting the minimum cumulative GPA requirement.

1. Students are notified of academic warning by the Office of Records, Registration & Veterans’ Affairs and/or Financial Aid Services.

2. Students are required to complete a self-assessment form. Paper copies are available in the Learning Assistance Center, Admissions and Advising, and Financial Aid.

3. Students are required to meet with a designated Academic Success Coordinator.

Academic Warning students will not be able to enroll in classes for the next semester without meeting with an Academic Success Coordinator.

Academic ProbationA student on academic warning who does not achieve at least a 2.0 semester GPA and does not meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirement will be placed on academic probation. The student will be limited to a maximum of 8 credits for the next semester.

1. Students are notified of academic probation by the Office of Records, Registration & Veterans’ Affairs and/or Financial Aid Services.

2. Students are required to meet with an advisor in Admissions and Advising (RCF 242).

Academic SuspensionA student on academic probation who does not achieve at least a 2.0 semester GPA and does not meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirement will be placed on academic suspension. The student may not attend HCC during the next major semester.

1. Students are notified of academic suspension by the Office of Records, Registration & Veterans’ Affairs and/or Financial Aid Services.

2. Students are not eligible to attend HCC for the next major semester.  Students may appeal academic suspension.

3. Students suspended more than one time are not eligible to attend HCC for one calendar year.

Suspension Appeal - A student on academic suspension with extenuating circumstances that can be documented is eligible to file an appeal.  This applies to first time suspension only.

1. Students submit a letter of appeal with supporting documentation by the deadline stated in the academic suspension letter.  All letters of appeal must be submitted to the Learning Assistance Center (RCF 340).

2. The Academic Appeals Committee will review all letters of appeal and supporting documentation.  The committee will make a decision to accept or deny the appeal.  Students will be notified of the committee's decision by mail and HCC email within two weeks of submission of appeal.

Students readmitted to HCC will be placed on academic probation and limited to 8 credits.


Readmission After Suspension

Students who have been suspended and do not attend HCC for one or more semesters must contact Retention Services at 443-518-1320 for readmission.

Students readmitted to HCC will be placed on academic probation and limited to 8 credits.