Warren Wilson College Catalog 07-08

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Probation and Suspension

The Scholastic Standards Committee meets each semester and examines the grades of any student whose semester GPA or cumulative GPA falls below 2.00.

For first time students attempting 1-16 semester credit hours: if the GPA falls below 1.00, the Scholastic Standards Committee will recommend suspension, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs will confirm the suspension. If the GPA falls between 1.00 and 1.60, these students will be placed on academic probation for the following semester. Each student on academic probation must complete a plan for corrective action and submit it to the Director of Academic Support Services and must earn a semester GPA of 2.0 or better in the probationary semester. Students failing to meet these standards in the probationary semester will be recommended for academic suspension.

Guidelines for Academic Probation and Suspension

Semester Credit Hours Attempted:

1-16, 17-32, 33-64, 65-80, 81-96, 97-128

GPA for Academic Probation:

1.60, 1.75, 1.85, 1.92, 1.96, 2.00

GPA for Academic Suspension:

> 1.00, 1.60, 1.75, 1.85, 1.92, 1.96

Should the grades of any student who has completed at least 16 semester credit hours fall at or below 1.00 in any given semester, the Scholastic Standards Committee will consider suspension regardless of the cumulative GPA. The Vice President for Academic Affairs will confirm any recommendation for suspension.

If a student is suspended for the first time, the student may apply for readmission after one semester. If the student is suspended a second time, permanent suspension is recommended.

If a student has six or more hours of incomplete grades in any given semester, the Scholastic Standards Committee will consider academic probation regardless of the information contained in table above. However, if the incomplete course work is satisfactorily completed by the stated deadline and the student's GPA returns to the non-probationary range in the table above, the probationary status will be removed.

Conditions of Academic Probation

Being placed on Academic Probation signifies that the student's academic work is unsatisfactory, and indicates that the student's highest priority should be to devote time and energy toward raising the academic performance to a satisfactory level. Thus, the following conditions apply for a student who is on Academic Probation: 1. It is recommended that a student on academic probation avoid courses that require unusual time commitments and avoid time-consuming extracurricular activities. The student must work closely with the academic advisor to plan an appropriate course load and schedule, and meet regularly with the advisor throughout the semester to monitor academic progress. Enrollment in EDU 116 College Academic Skills is highly recommended, as is utilization of other relevant college services and resources. 2. A student on academic probation may register for a maximum of 16 credit hours per semester. Courses in which a grade of F was received may be repeated (maximum of 13 credit hours; see Repeating Courses). 3. A student on academic probation may not participate as a member of a College committee or student government. 4. A student on academic probation may not represent the College as a member of an athletic team. 5. For purposes of calculating the GPA for students on academic probation, incomplete grades will be calculated using the grade that will be earned if the student does not complete the course material. The instructor reports this grade when submitting an incomplete grade.