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Academic Progress/ Warning/ Dismissal

Academic Warning I

Students whose cumulative grade point average during any semester falls below 2.00 will be placed on Academic Warning Tier 1. Each student on Academic Warning I will receive a letter explaining the placement and the consequent steps to follow upon returning to campus. Students on Academic Warning I will need academic advisement and permission to add/drop/withdraw from courses and to pre-register for the following semester. All forms are available in the Registrar's Office.

Academic Warning II

Students whose cumulative grade point average during any semester falls below 1.90 will be placed on academic warning Tier 2. Each student on Academic Warning II will receive a letter explaining the placement and the consequent steps to follow upon returning to campus. Students on Academic Warning II will need academic advisement and permission to add/drop/withdraw from courses and to pre-register for the following semester. All forms are available in the Registrar's Office.

Further, each student on Academic Warning II may not register for more than 14 credits in one semester. The student will be responsible for meeting with his/her advisor to re-register for classes so as not to exceed the 14 credit maximum. The student may be removed from Academic Warning II by raising his/her CGPA above 1.90.

Students with a first semester GPA less than 1.0 may be re-registered for all courses which they failed (assuming they are offered in the second semester).

Academic Dismissal

Students whose cumulative grade point averages do not meet the following levels risk not being permitted to continue at the College: End of the first semester

1.50 – Credits attempted: greater than or equal to 12, but less than 24

End of the second or subsequent semester

1.75 – Credits attempted: greater than or equal to 24

The Registrar will review the records of all students who do not meet the above criteria. Each Academically Dismissed student will receive a letter explaining the placement and the steps to follow before returning to campus. All students who have been notified of dismissal have the right to appeal in writing to the Academic Dean within ten (10) days of that notification. Each appeal will be reviewed and dispositioned. Students who are dismissed academically have the option of appeal. First time appeals will be granted under the following conditions:

  • The student’s academic course load for the next term is determined by the Chief Academic Officer or designee, and will include, in most cases, courses which have been failed or for which near-failing grades have been received.
  • Student must achieve a 2.0 GPA for the term following reinstatement OR achieve a cumulative GPA which brings him/her above the threshold for dismissal.
  • Other conditions may be imposed.

Students who fail to meet the conditions of reinstatement may be allowed to continue at Becker College only following completion of a minimum of three courses at a regionally accredited college receiving transferrable grades (C or greater).

Students receiving financial aid should review the policy for Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid Recipients.

Dismissed/Reinstated students will need permission from the Chief Academic Officer (or designee) to add/drop/withdraw from a course(s).

 

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