Section A: Enrollment, Aid and College Life

Academic Standards Policy

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The College develops and enforces academic standards for all credit students. The purpose of academic standards is to quickly identify and alert students with low academic achievement and to provide those students assistance for improving their academic performance, such as advising them to utilize student support services. In some cases, students who fail to make satisfactory progress will not be allowed to enroll.

Visit Clark's Academic Standards Policy website for up-to-date information on the policy, procedures, and a flowchart.

Academic Standards Procedure

Academic Concern

The first time the term grade point average (GPA) falls below 2.0, students will be placed on Academic Concern.

Academic Intervention

The second time the term grade point average (GPA) falls below 2.0, students will be placed on Academic Intervention. 

One (1) Term Academic Dismissal

If students have previously been placed on Academic Concern and Academic Intervention statuses, and both their term and cumulative grade point averages (GPA) are below 2.0, they will be placed on One-Term Academic Dismissal. 

Four (4) Term Academic Dismissal

If students have previously been placed on Academic Concern, Academic Intervention, and One-Term Academic Dismissal statuses, and both their term and cumulative grade point averages (GPA) remain below 2.0, they will be placed on Four-Term Academic Dismissal. 

Upon returning from Four-Term Academic Dismissal, students must earn a term grade point averages (GPA) of 2.0 or higher in order to be approved to register for the subsequent term. If they do not earn a term grade point averages (GPA) of 2.0 or higher upon return from Four-Term Academic Dismissal, they will be placed on One-Term Academic Dismissal.

Academic Standards for Professional/Technical Programs

Students in certain professional/technical programs must receive grades of "C" or better in program core courses to advance in the program class sequences. Students should refer to the department description in Section C of the catalog for further information.