Academic Status & Running Start Handbook
A student attempting six or more graded credits will be placed on Academic Warning when their cumulative GPA falls below 2.0. Students on Warning status will receive a letter advising them of their academic standing. The transcript will be endorsed “Academic Warning.” Students will remain on this status until their cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher.
Running Start students who fall on Academic Warning will be mailed a letter notifying them of this status and they will receive an Academic Plan worksheet that needs to be filled out and returned to their advisor. The High School will be notified of their status.
If a student who is on Academic Warning attempts six or more graded credits for a second time, and their quarterly GPA falls below 2.0, the student will be placed on Academic Probation. Students on Academic Probation will receive a letter informing them of their academic standing, and their transcript will be endorsed “Academic Probation.” Students on probation will have a registration hold placed on their account. They will be unable to make changes to their class schedule for the current quarter and will be unable to register for future quarters until they have met with their adviser and completed the probation form. Students will remain on Probation status until their cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher.
Running Start students who fall on academic Probation will be mailed a letter notifying them of their status, an Academic Plan, and a Video Quiz. These items must be filled out and brought in when they meet with their advisor. Parents are required to also attend this meeting with their student. The High School will be notified of their status.
Probation Video Quiz
If a student on Academic Probation attempts six or more graded credits, and their
quarterly GPA falls below 2.0, they will be placed on Academic Suspension. Students
on Academic Suspension will receive a letter informing them of their academic status,
and their transcript will be endorsed “Academic Suspension.” Suspended students will
be dropped from any classes they are enrolled in for the upcoming academic quarter(s).
Students returning from Academic Suspension will be required to complete the following:
1. Submit a completed petition for readmission form to the student services office.
2. Complete a readmission interview with a counselor.
During the interview, you should be prepared to:
• Identify the reasons for poor academic performance.
• Present a plan for eliminating the factors contributing to poor academic performance.
• Review your educational goals.
• Present an educational plan that includes proposed course schedules for the next one to three quarters and how those courses relate to an educational goal.
3. Be reinstated by the college.
Running Start students will be asked to return to the high school. The High School will be notified of their status.
Please read the Running Start Handbook to learn about policies and expectations of the Running Start Program