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Satisfactory Academic Progress - Veterans Benefits Credit Students

Good Academic Standing

To have Good Academic Standing, you must complete the minimum academic requirements. Students who maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 and have a completion rate of 67 percent remain in good academic standing. Completion rates are calculated by dividing the number of credits a student attempts by the number of credits they have completed. Withdrawals and retakes are included this calculation. Satisfactory Academic Progress will be assessed by the institution at the end of each semester.

Academic Warning

The first semester a student falls below a 2.0 GPA and/or 67 percent completion rate, the student will be placed on Academic Warning. When placed on Academic Warning, the student will have a hold placed on the student account and will need to attend a RISE Workshop. This hold prevents students from being able to make changes or register for classes. Veteran Benefit Recipients (VBRs) are eligible to use VA benefits while on Warning.

Academic Probation

Any student on Academic Warning whose GPA remains below 2.0 and/or 67 percent completion rate, will be placed on Academic Probation. When placed on Academic Probation, the student will have a hold placed on the student account and must meet with a counselor to develop a plan for academic improvement. This hold prevents the student from being able to make changes or register for classes. VBR’s must meet with their veteran advisor. VBR’s are eligible to use VA benefits while on Probation.

Academic Restriction

In any subsequent semester following Academic Probation where the GPA remains below 2.0, the student will be placed on Academic Restriction. A hold will remain on the student’s record and the student will need to meet with a counselor to develop a plan for academic improvement.

During Academic Restriction, students are limited in the total amount of credit hours they are allowed to take per semester until they’ve achieved a semester GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Full-year programs and selective programs require faculty approval. The restriction of credit hours does not apply to Veteran Benefit Recipients, International or Athletic students.

For Veteran Benefit Recipients (VBR), Academic Restriction is replaced with Suspension of VA Educational Benefits for at least one semester or until SAP is met.