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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 a student success adviser will contact the student 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.

 

 Academic Probation

 

​Students who do not make satisfactory progress a second term will be placed on academic probation. In order to be eligible for registration for another term, the student will be required to meet with a student success adviser 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). Students on 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 suspension and may not be allowed to enroll at the College for one full term. While on academic suspension, students will be provided information on vocational opportunities and/or remediation options that could assist them in developing job and academic skills.

 

In order to be eligible to register after the suspension, students must contact the Office of Student Success & Retention before the beginning of any term for which they want to petition for re-enrollment by completing a Suspension-Dismissal Appeal Packet and must meet with a student success advisor in the Department of Student Success and Retention to develop an academic success plan. Students on academic suspension may be limited in the number of credit hours they may register for per semester. Special consideration may be given due to extenuating circumstances. Academic suspension will be posted on the academic transcript. Students re-entering after a term on suspension will be placed back on academic probation, and they must make satisfactory progress during the term in which they return. Failure to do so will result in academic dismissal.

 
 

 Academic Dismissal

 

​Students who do not make satisfactory progress while on returning-from-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 Packet to the Student Success & Retention Advising Center 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 a student success adviser in the Student Success &Retention Advising Center before registration. The student may be required to enroll in a specific course or courses and will be limited in the number of credit hours he or she may register for per semester.

Contact Information

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

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