Academic Standing Policy | Western Technical College

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Academic Standing Policy

Western Technical College expects each student to maintain a level of academic achievement consistent with the college’s academic standards and to make reasonable progress. The Academic Standing Policy applies to students enrolled in technical diploma and associate degree level courses, but does not apply to students enrolled in GOAL developmental courses.

Students having difficulty maintaining good academic standing are encouraged to seek early assistance from their instructor(s), academic advisor, the Western Learning Commons, Learner Support and Transition, and/or Counseling and Case Management Services.

Good Standing

A student achieving a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better at the end of a term of enrollment.

Academic Warning

A student will receive an Academic Warning if less than a 2.0 grade point average is achieved at the end of that term of enrollment. A student will be reinstated to good standing when the student achieves a 2.0 or better grade point average at the end of a term of enrollment.

If a student receives less than a 2.0 term grade point average for two consecutive terms, the student will be placed on academic suspension.

Academic Suspension

A student placed on academic suspension will be notified in writing and informed of the appeal process. If pre-registered for the upcoming term, the classes will be dropped. Students seeking re-entry will need to complete an academic suspension appeal if it has been less than 2 years since being placed on academic suspension. Students seeking re-entry more than 2 years after being placed on academic suspension will need to contact the Welcome Center to speak with an Admissions Coach to begin the re-entry process.

Academic Probation

Should the suspension appeal be approved, a success plan will be cooperatively developed by the student and the Academic Dean. The first term the student returns, the student will be placed on Academic Probation. Successful completion of the plan will result in the student returning to good standing. If the student does not successfully complete the term with a 2.0 or above, the student will not be allowed to return for one year and will need to meet with a an Admissions Coach or Advisor after that time to begin re-entry process.