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DSC Academic Advising: Academic Progress

Academic Probation

Academic Probation:

When a student 's gpa falls below a 2.0, the student will be placed upon Academic Probation. The student will receive notification by postal mail of the Academic Probation Status.  In this letter, the student is instructed to schedule an appointment with his/her academic advisor within the first week of classes for the next term.  The advisor will need to meet with the student to review the student's past performance and to make recommendations on the student's existing schedule for the next term. If it is in the student's best interest, changes should be made to his/her schedule for the next term. At the conclusion of the meeting, the advisor should sign the Academic Probation letter and send/take it to the Office of Academic Affairs. 

The student's academic performance during the next term enrolled is critical to the student's academic standing.  These are the potential outcomes:

  • If the student's next term gpa and his/her cumulative gpa is a 2.0 or better, the student will be taken off of Academic Probation and returned to Good Standing.
  • If the student's next term gpa is a 2.0 or better but the cumulative gpa is below at 2.0 gpa, the student will be remain on Academic Probation.
  • If the student does not earn a gpa of 2.0 or better during the next term enrolled, he/she will be placed on Academic Suspension. 

Advisors could recommend one or more of the following:

  • a reduced course load for the next term
  • repetition of previous courses with grades of F or D
  • regular meetings with the academic advisor
  • regular meetings with the instructor of at-risk classes
  • academic counseling through Dean of Students' Office (study skills, time management, etc)
  • career counseling through Dean of Students' Office (career fit and motivation)
  • personal counseling through the Counseling Center (anxiety, personal issues, relationships, adjusting to college, etc)
  • utilization of the Math and Natural Science Learning Center, Writing Lab, Communication Lab, or tutoring
  • a commitment from the student to reduce the number of hours worked outside of school

Academic Suspension

Academic Suspension:

When a student does not demonstrate progress by earning a 2.0 term gpa after returning on Academic Probation, he/she will be placed on Academic Suspension.  The student will be notified by the Office of Academic Affairs by postal mail.  The notification letter will provide the student with a time frame and instructions for submitting an appeal to the Academic Suspension.  In order to appeal the Academic Suspension, the student must write a letter to the Vice President of Academic Affairs requesting to return to Dalton State.  This appeal letter should include the following:

  1. Reasons for the low grades in the past
  2. Actions that the student will take to address these issues

If an appeal is not submitted or granted, the student's schedule for the next term will be dropped.  The student will be required to sit out one academic semester (Fall or Spring terms) before reapplying for admissions. 

If the appeal is submitted and approved, the student will receive a letter by email.  This letter will have specific stipulations for the next term enrolled.  Typically, these stipulations will include a number of credit hours and specific classes to repeat.  The student will need to meet with his/her advisor to make course changes or select classes for the next term.  The student and advisor will complete a Schedule Adjustment Form, that the student will submit to the Office of Academic Affairs for approval. 

 

 

Readmission After Suspension

All suspended students who are readmitted are on academic probation until such time as their institutional grade point average reaches the required minimum level. A student who fails to meet the conditions of readmission is ineligible to appeal for a second readmission for a period of one semester. A student who fails to meet the conditions of a second readmission is placed on Indefinite Suspension and is ineligible to appeal for readmission for a period of twelve months. Credit earned at other institutions or by correspondence while a student is on suspension from Dalton State College will not be applied toward a Dalton State College degree or certificate or used to improve the grade point average. 

Source: http://catalog.daltonstate.edu/academicinformationandregulations/

 

Readmission After Suspension Committees may choose to require one or more of the following stipulations:

  • a reduced course load
  • repetition of specific courses
  • regular meetings with an academic advisor
  • academic counseling through Academic Resources
  • career counseling through Academic Resources
  • personal counseling  (a specific number of sessions)
  • hours logged in the Math Lab, Writing Lab, or with a DSC tutor
  • a commitment from the student to reduce the number of hours worked outside of school