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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.

 

 Academic Warning

 

Students who do not make satisfactory progress and fall below one of the standards listed above will receive an academic warning the first term. The academic warning will appear on the student dashboard in TCC Passport, an e-mail will be sent notifying the student of his or her status, and students are strongly encouraged to contact an advisor in the Advising Center within Student Success and Retention to discuss the student’s academic performance. Effective Fall 2013, students on academic warning will be limited to enrolling in no more than 13 credit hours per semester.  Special consideration may be given due to extenuating circumstances.

 

 Academic Probation

 

Students who do not make satisfactory progress a second term will be placed on academic probation. Students are strongly​ encouraged to meet with an Advising Center Advisor to develop a success plan and may be required to enroll in a specific course or courses in an attempt to correct the problem(s). Effective Fall 2013, students on academic probation will be limited to enrolling in no more than 8 credit hours per semester.  Special consideration may be given due to extenuating circumstances. Academic probation will be posted on the academic transcript.

 

 

 Academic Suspension

 

Students who do not make satisfactory progress while on academic probation will be placed on academic suspension and may not be allowed to enroll at the College for one full term.

In order to be eligible to register after the suspension, students must complete a Suspension-Dismissal Appeal Packet and contact the Office of Student Success & Retention before the beginning of any term for which they want to petition for re-enrollment.  If re-enrollment is permitted, students must meet with an assigned Advising Center Advisor within Student Success and Retention to develop an academic success plan before permission to register. Students re-entering after a term on suspension will be placed on academic probation-after-suspension status and limited to no more than 8 credit hours per semester and must make satisfactory progress during the term in which they return. Failure to do so will result in academic dismissal.  Special consideration may be given due to extenuating circumstances. Academic suspension will be posted on the academic transcript.

 

 
 

 Academic Dismissal

 

Students who do not make satisfactory progress while on returning from probation-after-suspension status will be placed on academic dismissal and may not be allowed to enroll in the College for a minimum of one calendar year. Students on academic dismissal must complete and submit the Suspension-Dismissal Appeal Packeto the Advising Center within Student Success and Retention before the beginning of any term for which they want to petition for re-enrollment. If re-enrollment is permitted, the student must meet with an assigned Advising Center Advisor to develop an academic success plan before permission to register. Students re-entering after a year on dismissal will be placed on academic probation-after-dismissal status and limited to no more than 8 credit hours per semester and must make satisfactory progress during the term in which they return. Failure to do so will result in another academic dismissal.  Academic dismissal will be posted on the academic transcript.

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Contact Information

For more information contact the Student Success & Retention office by e-mail advisingcenter@tcc.fl.edu.

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