Academic Standards Policy
Academic Standards Policy

Clark College is committed to the academic success of its students. The primary purpose of the Academic Standards Policy is to quickly identify and alert students with low academic achievement and provide those students with assistance to improve their academic performance.

This policy applies to all students. Some individual college programs/funding sources may have additional requirements. Students in these programs should contact the appropriate program advisor for information regarding these requirements or check with an academic advisor if they have questions.

Students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better to remain in good academic standing. The following consequences will be imposed progressively for students who are not in good academic standing.

  • Academic Concern if cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 AND quarterly GPA is less than 2.0.
  • Academic Intervention if cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 for the second consecutive quarter* AND quarterly GPA is less than 2.0.
  • One (1) Quarter Academic Dismissal if cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 for the third consecutive quarter* AND quarterly GPA is less than 2.0.
  • Four (4) Quarter Academic Dismissal if cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 for the fourth consecutive quarter* AND quarterly GPA is less than 2.0.
* Consecutive quarter is defined to mean the next quarter in which a student is enrolled even if a break in time occurs.

Note:  Students will remain at currently assigned academic standard level if cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 but quarterly GPA reaches 2.0 or better.