Any time a student’s Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) falls below a 2.0, the student is said to be “NOT in Good Academic Standing.”
The College will monitor a student's grades and issue notices of warning, probation, or suspension based upon the criteria found within the Student Handbook and College Catalog.
Students who have extenuating circumstances during the term in question, or specific grounds to appeal either their grades or their academic standing may do so as outlined in the Academic Grievance Procedure found in the Student Handbook and College Catalog.
Standards For Academic Standing
|Cumulative Credit Hours Attempted||Cumulative Grade Point Average Below 2.0|
|1 - 15||1.50 - 1.99||ACADEMIC WARNING|
|1.00 - 1.49||ACADEMIC PROBATION|
|0.00 - 0.99||ACADEMIC SUSPENSION|
|16 - 30||1.75 - 1.99||ACADEMIC WARNING|
|1.25 - 1.74||ACADEMIC PROBATION|
|0.00 - 1.24||ACADEMIC SUSPENSION|
|31 and up||1.80 - 1.99||ACADEMIC WARNING|
|1.50 - 1.79||ACADEMIC PROBATION|
|0.00 - 1.49||ACADEMIC SUSPENSION|
This status serves to inform students that their performance is below the level required for successful completion of an academic program. Students in this status are strongly urged to seek academic support and assistance. Students who fail to meet the standards for academic standing at the completion of an academic semester or summer session will be placed on academic warning. While on academic warning, students should consider limiting the amount of credits they take during any subsequent semester. Students are removed from warning only when the cumulative GPA is a 2.0 or higher.
Students whose grades place them in more serious academic jeopardy will be placed on Probation. While on Academic Probation, a student may schedule no more than twelve credits per semester. Students on Probation are strongly urged to meet with their faculty advisor and/or Student Success Center staff to assess their educational goals, learning strategies and styles, priorities, time management, and other needs.
Students whose grades are significantly below 2.0 will be suspended. Students who are suspended may not matriculate at Pennsylvania Highlands for a period of one semester. Students who are on suspension may enroll in classes as non-matriculated students and receive tutoring services during their suspension.
First semester students at the College whose grades are significantly below 2.0 will be placed on first year probation. Those students will have one semester to rehabilitate their grade point average prior to suspension.
Reinstatement following Academic Suspension
A suspended student wishing to be readmitted to the College as a matriculated (degree seeking) student following a period of suspension must complete an application for reinstatement to the College along with the regular College admission application. The Vice President for Academic Affairs or designee will review the student's academic record, including high school and college transcripts, placement test scores, along with information provided on the Reinstatement Application and make an admission decision or recommendation to admit or not admit based on his/her assessment of the student's ability to benefit from a return to matriculated status. Students who are reinstated following Academic Suspension will be reinstated on Academic Probation.