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Academic Standing

Academic Warning

Any degree-seeking or non-degree-seeking student, whether full-or part-time, who fails to achieve the minimum GPA as stated above, shall be classified as a student on academic warning and will be sent a letter to that effect by the Registration Office.

Academic warning means that a student’s cumulative GPA is unsatisfactory and that the student will be placed on academic probation unless a minimum GPA is met at the end of the next semester.

Students on academic warning are recommended to meet with a counselor in the Counseling Center (Center for Student Success).
Students will be required to meet with an academic counselor prior to the next time they register.
Students registered with the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) OfficeOffice of Specialized Services (OSS) or International Students Center should meet with the appropriate counselor.

Removal of Academic Warning Status

Any student who, after the end of the conditional semester, meets the GPA for credits attempted as specified by the College policies (refer to the GPA scale above) shall be classified as a student with satisfactory academic standing and will be notified of such standing by the Registration Office.

Academic Probation

Any degree-seeking or non-degree-seeking student, whether full-or part-time, who fails to achieve the minimum GPA after receiving an academic warning as stated above, shall be classified as a student on academic probation and will be sent a letter to that effect by the Registration Office.

Academic probation indicates that a student’s cumulative GPA is unsatisfactory and that the student will be academically suspended unless a minimum GPA is met during the next semester.

Students on academic probation will not be permitted to register until they meet with a counselor in the Counseling Center (Center for Student Success). Students registered with the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) OfficeOffice of Specialized Services (OSS) or International students should meet with the appropriate counselor.

Removal of Academic Probation Status

Any student who, after the end of the conditional semester, meets the GPA for credits attempted as specified by the College policies (refer to the GPA scale above) shall be classified as a student with satisfactory academic standing and will be notified of such standing by the Registration Office.

Academic Suspension

A student who is on academic probation has one semester to bring their cumulative GPA up to the minimum GPA required as stated above. Students who fail to meet the minimum will be placed on academic suspension.

Reinstatement after Academic Suspension

Once the student’s academic standing has been changed to reflect suspension, the student will be notified by the Office of Registration and be instructed to complete the reinstatement application. The student will need to hand in the completed form to the Center for Student Success in room A118 on the main campus. The application will be reviewed by members of the academic standing committee or delegated counseling faculty. Once reviewed, the student will be notified of the committee’s decision. If the student has been approved for reinstatement, they will need to come in person and speak to an academic counselor who will review the details of the reinstatement.

Reinstated students must earn a minimum TERM GPA of a 2.0 or higher. As long as this is achieved, they will continue with a reinstated conditional standing (even if their overall cumulative GPA is still below the requirement as stated above), which requires an academic counselor’s permission for all registration transactions. If the student’s overall GPA is not at the minimum as stated above and did not earn a minimum TERM GPA of a 2.0 or higher, the student will be academically dismissed and returning to BCC may not be permitted for at least one semester.

Academic Dismissal

Students who fail to meet the academic requirements after being suspended will then be academically dismissed from the college.

Reinstatement after Academic Dismissal

A student who is dismissed has one semester to bring their GPA up to the minimum GPA required as stated above. Once the student’s academic standing has been changed to reflect dismissal, the student will be notified by the Office of Registration and be instructed to complete the reinstatement application. The student will need to hand in the completed form to the Center for Student Success in room A118 on the main campus. The application will be reviewed by members of the academic standing committee or delegated counseling faculty. Once reviewed, the student will be notified of the committee’s decision. If the student has been approved for reinstatement, they will need to come in person and speak to an academic counselor who will review the details of the reinstatement.

Reinstated students must earn a minimum TERM GPA of a 2.0 or higher.  As long as this is achieved, they will continue with a reinstated conditional standing (even if their overall cumulative GPA is still below the requirement as stated above) which requires an academic counselor’s permission for all registration transactions. If the student’s overall GPA is not at the minimum as stated above and did not earn a minimum TERM GPA of a 2.0 or higher, the student will be academically dismissed for a second time and returning to BCC may not be permitted for at least one semester.

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