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Academic Standing Policies

Dean's List

Academic Standing Measures3.5 GPA or higher for full time students who completed 12 credits  with no F, L or W grade in nominated semester.
Academic Outcomes
Recognized as outstanding students; honored at a reception in March.

Dean’s List for Part-Time Students

Academic Standing MeasuresAccumulated 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.
Academic OutcomesRecognized as an outstanding student; honored at a reception in March.

Good Standing

Academic Standing Measures: 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.
Academic OutcomesStudents may continue to pursue their academic goals with no restrictions.

Attempted Credits:

  • 12-15 credits requires a minimum GPA of 1.0
  • 16-30 credits requires a minimum GPA of 1.5
  • 31-40 credits requires a minimum GPA of 1.75
  • 41 or greater credits requires a minimum GPA of 2.0

Academic Warning

Academic Standing Measures: After attempting 12 credits, students who do not meet the minimum cumulative GPA for attempted credits for Good Standing.
Academic OutcomesStudents 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.

Academic Probation

Academic Standing Measures: 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.
Academic OutcomesStudents 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.

Academic Suspension

Academic Standing Measures: 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.
Academic OutcomesSuspended 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.

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