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 Academic Probation and Suspension 

 

Term GPA includes all grades earned in all courses at Western Texas College (includes developmental courses) each semester.

Cumulative GPA includes grades earned in all courses at Western Texas College (does not include developmental courses) for all semesters attended.

Students can view their term and cumulative GPA’s by accessing their unofficial transcript on MyWTC.

A student is considered in Good Standing if their term and cumulative GPA is above 2.0.

A student is placed on Academic Warning if their term or cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 in any given semester.

A student is placed on Academic Probation if their term or cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 for 2 subsequent long semesters.

A student on Academic Warning or Probation shows Academic Progress if their term GPA is above 2.0 even if their cumulative GPA remains below 2.0.

A student is placed on Academic Suspension if their term and cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 for 2 subsequent long semesters. 

Academic Probation

Students placed on Academic Probation can only remove this status by showing Academic Progress in the succeeding long semester.  Summer and mini sessions do not constitute a semester for this purpose.

Students placed on Academic Probation are not allowed to enroll in mini-terms and are limited to enrolling in one course during the summer sessions.  If a student on Academic Probation enrolls in a course during summer I and does not pass the course with a C or higher, they will not be allowed to enroll in summer II term.

A student placed on Academic Probation is obligated to know if he/she has satisfied the conditions for continuing in college.

Academic Suspension

Students placed on Academic Suspension are not allowed to enroll in courses for one long semester.  If a student is placed on Academic Suspension at the end of the Fall term they are not allowed to take classes until the next Fall term.  Students placed on Academic Suspension at the end of a Spring term are not allowed to take classes until the next Spring term. 

After a semester of enforced withdrawal, the student may then enroll on scholastic probation. Should the student fail to achieve the minimum standard during this probation, the student will be placed on suspension for one calendar year (including mini and summer sessions).

Upon a third scholastic suspension, a student is not eligible for readmission except by special permission of college officials. An ineligible student who registers with the college will be subject to dismissal with forfeiture of all tuition and fees.

A student placed Academic Suspension may appeal the suspension by petitioning, in writing, for admittance through the Admissions Committee. (See the Conditional Admissions Section.) After that time he/she may be readmitted upon approval of proper college officials. He/she will be readmitted on scholastic probation and must satisfy the terms of this probation in order to remain in college.