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Academic Standing

Academic Alert, Supervision, Suspension, and Dismissal

All students are expected to maintain progress toward achievement of their academic goals. Students who do not comply with academic standing requirements at SVCC are subject to academic alert, supervision, suspension, or dismissal.

For academic standing, a student's cumulative GPA includes courses numbered 100 or above taken at SVCC and any course work transferred from other colleges. The cumulative GPA excludes developmental and adult basic education courses. Attempted courses include developmental (courses numbered below 100 level), transfer credit, and pass/fail courses.

Academic alert, supervision, suspension, and dismissal are NOT recorded on a student's academic transcript.

Alert:

After attempting 12 credit hours at SVCC,  a student who does not maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher and/or does not complete 49% of term courses attempted will be placed in academic alert status and will be notified by the College.

  • CSS 100 required
  • 13 hours maximum enrollment*
  • Students on Alert whose cumulative GPA is below 2.0, yet achieve a minimum 2.0 term GPA and complete 49% of term courses attempted, will continue under alert
  • Students maintaining under alert or moving from supervision to alert are not required to re-enroll in CSS 100

Supervision:

A student on alert status who does not achieve a term 2.0 GPA and/or does not complete 49% of term courses attempted will be placed on supervision status and will be notified by the College.

  • Reenrollment in CSS 100 required
  • 10 hours maximum enrollment*
  • Permission to register (approval of classes by an academic advisor)
  • Required to participate in Coaching for Academic Success program
  • Students under supervision who achieve a minimum 2.0 GPA each term and complete 49% of term courses attempted will return to Alert status until their cumulative GPA is at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students returning to Alert will be required to continue to participate in Coaching for Success program.

Suspension:

A student under supervision who does not does not achieve a term 2.0 GPA and/or does not complete 49% of term courses attempted will be placed on suspension. Students who are suspended from the College will not be allowed to attend any classes until after the next regular major semester (i.e., spring or fall).

Re-admittance after Suspension:

Students who are suspended from the College may return after remaining out for one major semester (fall or spring). Prior to returning to the College, the student must schedule a conference with the Dean of Student Services. The student will agree on guidelines under which she/he will be allowed to return. Upon return, the student will be placed on supervision status.  Students are required to participate in Coaching for Academic Success program.

Academic Dismissal:

Academic dismissal occurs if a student returning from suspension fails to maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA each term and/or does not complete 49% of term courses attempted after returning. This represents a separation of students from Sauk Valley Community College for at least two major semesters (fall and spring).

Students are eligible to apply for readmission to the College after the dismissal period. Admission will be on a petition basis to the Dean of Student Services. In order for readmission to be approved, the petition must present evidence of some change in the students' circumstances.

*excludes required labs and PED fitness center