Colorado Community College System Academic Progress Policy

Overview: Recognizing the value of measuring academic progress for all students, the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) has established the following practice for measuring and notifying students of their academic progress (APP) standing. The APP practice is intended to be informational and not punitive. CCCS colleges are encouraged to devise and implement appropriate Academic Alert strategies early in the term, to assist students who are experiencing academic difficulties.

Application: During a student’s first twelve credits, the college will monitor satisfactory progress through an Academic Alert process. The Academic Progress Procedure applies to all students who have completed thirteen (13) or more credits in residence while attending a Colorado Community College System college. The APP practice shall be applied consistently and uniformly by all CCCS institutions. All colleges will determine the APP status of enrolled students no later than five days following the posting of term grades for each semester. Students with deficient progress statuses will be notified of their status. Suspended students will not be allowed to begin enrollment in the subsequent semester. Students Academic Progress status will be noted on their transcripts. The APP status of a student is specific to the home institution and does not transfer or impact a student’s enrollment at other CCCS colleges.

Practice standards:

Good standing
Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) > 2.00 for all classes completed in residence.

Academic Alert
Student has completed less than 13 credits with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) < 2.00 for all classes completed in residence.

Probation (initial)
Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) < 2.00 for all classes completed in residence.

Probation (continuing)
Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) < 2.00 for all classes completed in residence and last Term Grade Point Average (TGPA) > 2.00.

Suspension (initial)
Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) < 2.00 for all classes completed in residence and last Term Grade Point Average (TGPA) < 2.00. Student may not register for the next term (fall, spring, or summer) following the suspension term. Student may register for the subsequent term after meeting with an academic advisor of the college. Students with unusual circumstances of a compelling nature may appeal their suspension. Approval of the student’s appeal may allow, but does not guarantee, that the student will be allowed to register without a break in enrollment. Students returning from a suspension will be on Probation (continuing).

Suspension (second)
Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) < 2.00 for all classes completed in residence and last Term Grade Point Average (TGPA) < 2.00. Student may not register for the next two terms (fall, spring, or summer) following the suspension term. Student may register for the term following the two term break in enrollment after meeting with an academic advisor of the college. Students with unusual circumstances of a compelling nature may appeal their suspension. Approval of the student’s appeal may allow, but does not guarantee, that the student will be allowed to register without a break in enrollment. Students returning from a suspension will be on Probation (continuing).

Suspension (third)
Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) < 2.00 for all classes completed in residence and last Term Grade Point Average (TGPA) < 2.00. Student is suspended from the college and may not register for two (2) calendar years. Students with unusual circumstances of a compelling nature may appeal their suspension. Approval of the student’s appeal may allow, but does not guarantee, that the student will be allowed to register without a break in enrollment. Students returning from a suspension will be on Probation (continuing).

NOTES:
1. A student’s transcript will include the following notation as appropriate:

Good Standing, Probation, Continued Probation, and Suspension

(Initial, Second, and Third).
2. Summer semester will be considered as a term of non-enrollment.
3. Academic standing at one institution does not affect academic standing at another institution.

 

Revised 11-29-06 by Educational Services Council