2015-2016 Catalog

Academic Standing

Generally, a student is considered to be in satisfactory academic standing if he/she is making satisfactory grades (2.00 or higher grade point average). However, students should be aware that certain WWCC programs have higher minimum grade point average requirements and the student must maintain those levels in order to remain in any such program. Graduation course grade requirements may also vary for individual programs.

Academic standing will appear on a student’s transcript.

The purpose of the academic alert, probation and suspension status is to alert the student to a lack of academic progress and to make every effort to help the student gain the tools necessary to succeed.

  1. Satisfactory Standing —Students who achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.00 each semester are considered to be in satisfactory academic standing.
  2. Academic Alert —The student placed on academic alert status is 1) contacted and asked to meet with the Advising Coordinator or his/her designee; and 2) advised to take specific courses, limit credit load and follow other restrictions as appropriate. If the student has completed early registration but is placed on Academic Alert status for the semester for which he/she is preregistered, then the student may be required to drop/add.
    1. Full-time students who have not achieved or do not maintain satisfactory progress as defined below will be placed on Academic Alert.
      • Entering students with less than a 2.00 (C grade) high school grade point average or less than a 2.00 cumulative grade point average from a transfer institution(s).
      • Entering students who are admitted conditionally because they have not yet attained a regular high school diploma or high school equivalency or who have below college entry-level scores on all COMPASS tests.
      • Continuing WWCC students who have completed their most recent semester with less than a 2.00 grade point average.
    2. Part-time students who have received letter grades in at least twelve hours with a cumulative grade point average of less than 2.00 will be placed on Academic Alert.
  3. Academic Probation —Those students who are on Academic Alert status and who do not achieve a minimum 2.00 grade point average will move into Academic Probation status. These students are not allowed to register for subsequent semester classes until meeting with the Advising Coordinator and receiving authorization to register. All probationary students will be required in the subsequent semester to maintain a performance contract until they are once again in good standing.
  4. Academic Suspension —A student who is on academic probation and who achieves less than the minimum 2.00 grade point average will be placed on Academic Suspension. This student will not be allowed to register for WWCC classes at any location until:

    Students who return to WWCC after the suspension is lifted will reenter on probation status.

    1. The student completes at least 12 semester hours of credit and achieves a 2.00 grade point average from another institution, or
    2. The student does not attend WWCC for at least one semester.
  5. Appeals —Students who wish to appeal their suspension based on extenuating circumstances may do so through the Registrar in Registration & Records. For example, the Registrar may allow students to return to take developmental coursework. Students not satisfied with that officer’s ruling may appeal to the Vice-President of Student Success Services.