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Academic Probation/Dismissal

F-7: Academic Probation/Dismissal

Adoption Date: 06/15/92  |  Revision Date: 06/29/98  |  Revision Date: 09/23/08

Prairie State College shall monitor the reasonable academic progress of students through the Academic Probation and Academic Dismissal programs.

Academic Probation

The purpose of Academic Probation at the College shall be threefold:

  1. To provide for remediation through which students are aided in improving their performance and in attaining academic status in good standing;
  2. To establish a minimally-acceptable level for scholastic achievement; and,
  3. To alert students to their less-than-satisfactory scholastic performance.

 To accomplish these purposes, any student whose cumulative grade point average at the College falls below 2.0 after attempting at least nine (9) credit hours shall be placed on Academic Probation.

Students who are placed on Academic Probation will be afforded their next two (2) terms of enrollment to recover their academic good standing, a status which requires a cumulative grade point average of no less than 2.0. Students shall be expected to take the necessary developmental courses and to seek counsel to develop strategies for academic improvement.

Probationary status and restrictions shall be removed at the end of the semester in which the minimum cumulative grade point average is attained.

Academic Dismissal

A student who has been placed on Academic Probation for two (2) terms of enrollment and has not been able to recover academic good standing shall be subject to Academic Dismissal for a minimal period of one (1) term. After the dismissal period, said students may submit a written request for readmission to the College’s judicial officer, as designated by the College President. Upon being granted readmission on Academic Probation, said student will be afforded the next semester of enrollment to attain academic good standing before again being subject to Academic Dismissal.

Probationary students who, at the end of the two (2) terms of Academic Probation, have made substantial improvement in their grade point average performance during the probationary period, yet have not been able to attain the minimum cumulative grade point average, may submit to the College’s judicial officer a written request for a postponement of Academic Dismissal contingent upon continued substantial improvement in academic performance.