725.000 Academic Standards
The College shall develop and enforce academic standards for all credit students. The primary purpose of academic standards is to quickly identify and alert students with low academic achievement and provide them with assistance in improving their academic performance through support services. In some cases, students who fail to make satisfactory progress will not be allowed to enroll at the college.
Refer to the current Clark College Catalog for the policy on Academic Standards Procedures.
A student whose quarterly grade point average (GPA) falls below 2.0 for the first time will be placed on Academic Concern. The student will receive information about campus support services and resources, and encouraged to meet with a designated staff member.
A student whose quarterly GPA falls below 2.0 for the second time will be placed on Academic Intervention. The student will be required to attend a workshop or to meet with a designated staff member to create an academic success plan.
One-Quarter Academic Dismissal
A student who has previously been placed on Academic Concern and Academic Intervention whose quarterly and cumulative GPAs fall below 2.0 will be dismissed from the college for one quarter.
- Students placed on One-Quarter Academic Dismissal may appeal to the Academic Standards Committee for immediate reinstatement.
- If appeal is unsuccessful, or the student chooses not to appeal, he or she may not attend the college for one quarter. To return from dismissal in a subsequent quarter, the student must meet with a designated staff member.
Four-Quarter Academic Dismissal
A student who has previously been placed on Academic Concern, Academic Intervention and One-Quarter Academic Dismissal whose quarterly and cumulative GPAs remain below 2.0 will be dismissed from the college for four quarters.
- Students may not appeal Four-Quarter Academic Dismissal.
- To return from dismissal in a subsequent quarter, the student must meet with a designated staff member.
Students placed on Academic Concern, Intervention or Dismissal will receive an e-mail notification following end-of-quarter grade processing.
Revised Procedure Approved by Executive Cabinet
April 5, 2016