(A) Academic standards are established by the faculty. The vice president for student affairs has responsibility for implementing these standards.
(B) A student's academic standing appears on the quarterly grade report. Following are standard designations of academic standing:
1. Good Standing: A student is in good standing when both the quarterly and cumulative grade point averages (GPA) are 2.0 or higher.
2. Academic Warning: A student who has been in good standing will be placed on academic warning when the GPA for the previous quarter is below 2.0.
3. Academic Probation: A student who has been on academic warning will be placed on academic probation if either the quarterly or cumulative GPA is below 2.0.
4. Academic Suspension: A student who has been on academic probation will be placed on academic suspension if the GPA for the previous quarter is below 2.0. If the GPA for the previous quarter is 2.0 or above, but the cumulative GPA remains below 2.0, the student will remain on academic probation.
(C) Immediately after grade reports are prepared, the vice president for student affairs reviews the academic files of all suspended students and makes one of three decisions:
1. The student may be allowed to register for one more quarter with an academic standing of probation.
2. The student may be allowed to submit a petition presenting evidence of circumstances beyond the student's control which adversely affected the student's performance during the preceding quarter(s). If the petition presents convincing evidence of such extenuating circumstances, the student will be referred to the academic standing committee. The committee will hear the student's case and may decide to allow the student to enroll for one more quarter on academic probation.
3. The student may be denied enrollment for one year, following which a written petition for readmission must be presented to the vice president for student affairs. Readmission is not guaranteed.
4. A letter will be sent to the student informing him/her of the vice president's decision.