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Probation or Suspension

A student’s academic standing indicates progress towards a degree. A minimum over-all average grade is required to continue from one semester to another.

Academic Probation

A student who has attempted 1 or more credits and has a Cumulative Quality Point Average (Overall GPA) of 1.3 but less than 1.79 will be placed on academic probation.

A Student on Academic Probation must:

  • Meet with his or her assigned faculty advisor or professional advisor each semester the students is on Academic Probation
  • Meet with advisor and discuss available resources as well as develop an Academic Plan that will assist them in improving academic performance
  • Must attain a GPA of 1.80 or higher and in good Academic Standing in order to take more than 12 credits

A Student on Academic Probation will not:

  • Be allowed to take more than 12 credits per semester as long as he or she is on Academic Probation
  • Be allowed to study abroad, participate in any off campus academic offerings (for example, COP, Disney, NECC courses abroad), or participate in Cross Registration
  • Be allowed to register Online

Exception: A student on Academic Probation may seek the approval of the Division Dean, if he or she is on Academic Probation and wishes to participate in NECC courses offered abroad. Written approval from the respective Dean is needed in order to register for such a course.

Academic Suspension

A student who has attempted 1 or more credits and has a Cumulative Quality Point Average (Overall GPA) of less than 1.30. Students are informed in writing by the vice president of academic affairs that they are suspended. The letter includes information regarding the steps necessary to appeal to the Review Committee and services provided by the Career Planning and Advising Centers to assist students in improving their academic progress. Suspension means that a student is prohibited from re-enrolling in the College until he/she has met with the Academic Review Committee to discuss academic progress. The Academic Review Committee has the final decision on all Academic Suspension appeals.

A Student on Academic Suspension:

  • Will be removed from academic program
  • Must meet with the Academic Review Committee and be approved and receive written permission before being allowed to return to the college
  • Will receive written documentation of the Board’s decision
  • If allowed to return, the student MUST present written documentation from the Academic Review Committee to professional advisors in the Career Planning and Advising Centers in order to be advised and registered for courses

If a student who is on Academic Suspension is approved by the Review Committee and is allowed to return, the student:

  • Will remain undeclared, not in a major
  • Will not be allowed to take more than 8 credits per semester
  • Will not be eligible for Financial Aid (loans and grants)
  • Will not be allowed to Study abroad, participate in any off campus academic offerings (for example, COP, Disney, NECC courses abroad), or participate in Cross Registration
  • Will not be allowed to register Online or take any Online courses

The Academic Review Process for Academically Suspended Students:

  • The College recognizes there are unusual or mitigating circumstances that can affect academic performance. These unusual or mitigating circumstances will be considered by the Review Committee in granting a student permission to re-enroll.
  • Therefore a student is required to present Official Documentation drafted on letterhead from relevant organizations explaining the nature of mitigating or unusual circumstance(s) that affected the student’s performance that the Board should know before making its decision. Examples of organizations/individuals are: Counseling Services, Clergy, Medical facilities, Law Enforcement officials, Court Officials.

Deadline for appealing to return

A student who wishes to appeal his/her suspension must:

  • For Spring Semester, apply to the Review Committee no later than the second week in January and for Fall semester no later than the first week in August
  • All documentation must be presented as a package at the time that the student is appealing
  • Appealing Academic Suspension is not connected to Financial Aid
  • Appealing will only allow a student to return to the college as an Undeclared, self-paying student
  • The composition of the Review Committee will be determined by the Vice President for Academic Affairs or designee. If a student so desires, the President of the Student Senate or his/her designee may attend the Review Committee meeting
  • The Academic Review Committee can grant permission to re-enroll but does not have the authority to make decisions regarding financial aid eligibility.