Standards of Academic Progress
The College has established academic standards and an academic progress system to assist students and to meet legal requirements. The academic progress system assists students who, because of unsatisfactory academic performance, may experience difficulty in achieving their educational objectives at the college level. Academic progress procedures are designed to achieve the following:
Protect the student from prolonged unsatisfactory performance, since continued low achievement will cause the student to forfeit an opportunity to earn a college degree
Assist the student in re-evaluating educational goals and in selecting a program of study and/or curriculum appropriate for her or his interests, needs and abilities
TCC’s standards of academic progress consider grades and rate of completion of courses. For a student to make satisfactory progress and continue successfully toward a degree, the student must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and successfully complete 67 percent of all courses attempted by the time of 30 or more attempted hours.
The standards are as follows:
1-14 credit hours: must maintain a 1.5 GPA or higher
15-29 credit hours: must maintain a 1.8 GPA or higher
30 or more credit hours: must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher
Students receiving financial aid must also maintain a 67 percent completion rate
Criteria for and consequences of academic warning, probation, suspension and dismissal.