2007–2008 Satisfactory
Academic Progress Policy

REQUIREMENTS:

Qualitative and Quantitative Measure: Students are required to meet the minimum levels of progress as follows:

Cumulative Registered Credits
Cumulative GPA
Cumulative Earned Percentage
1–999
2.00
67%


Maximum Time Frame: Students are expected to complete their degree/certificate within an acceptable period of time. Financial aid recipients may continue to receive aid through 150% of Attempted Credits (including transfer, developmental, and repeat credits) required for their degree or certificate program.

EVALUATION PERIOD:

All student’s cumulative Qualitative (GPA, based on 4.0 A to F grading scale) and Quantitative (“% completion” or “Completion rate”, which is 67%, is calculated by dividing Earned Credits by Registered Credits) academic performance and maximum time frame status are evaluated following every term. Only Financial Aid recipients in a certificate program that is one semester in length will have their academic performance evaluated at the half-way point in their program (i.e. mid-term).

FAILURE TO MEET STANDARDS:

A student failing to meet the minimum Qualitative, and/or Quantitative standard(s) of academic progress is suspended immediately. A student on suspension is not eligible to enroll or receive financial aid. A student exceeding the Max Time Frame is immediately suspended from financial aid but may still enroll in classes. A student may be immediately suspended from enrolling in classes and/or financial aid in the event of extra-ordinary circumstances (e.g. attendance patterns that demonstrate the abuse of receiving financial aid, etc.)

NOTIFICATION:

Students suspended due to not meeting the minimum Qualitative and/or Quantitative will be notified in writing by the Records Office. Students suspended due to exceeding the Maximum Time Frame, or are in a certificate program that is one semester in length and are suspended due to not meeting the minimum Qualitative and/or Quantitative standard(s) at the half-way point in their program will be notified in writing by the Financial Aid Office.


APPEALS:

Qualitative and Quantitative: A suspended student has the right to appeal based on extraordinary circumstances (e.g. death of family member, student’s injury or Illness, etc.) To appeal you must:

  1. Complete an Academic Appeal (they are available in the Records Office at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College).
  2. Write an explanation of the circumstances that affected your academic progress — be specific. Stating that you were not prepared for college is not an adequate explanation. You must include supporting documentation (e.g. Letter from Doctor, etc.)
  3. Attend a Learning Seminar to identify issues blocking academic success.
  4. Meet with an Academic Advisor and develop an Academic Plan.
  5. Submit the appeal, Academic Plan, and explanation to the Records Office at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.
  6. Your appeal will be reviewed by an Appeal Committee comprised of the Financial Aid Director and two other staff designated by the President.
  7. You will be mailed the results of your appeal. If your appeal is denied, you have the right to appeal the decision to an Appeal Committee comprised of the President of the College and the Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs.

Maximum Time Frame: A student suspended due to Maximum Time Frame has the right to appeal based on extraordinary circumstances (e.g. not being able to find a job with current degree(s), additional degree will add career opportunity, changed majors, transferred in a lot of credits, etc.) To appeal you must:

  1. Submit to the Financial Aid Office a written explanation of why they have attempted so many credits but haven’t completed their program.
  2. Have their Academic Advisor submit to the Financial Aid Office an academic plan(s) listing the specific classes needed to complete each program major they are enrolled in. This is a separate process that is not related to the Academic Appeal process.
  3. Your appeal will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Director.
  4. You will be mailed the results of your appeal. If your appeal is denied, you have the right to appeal the decision to an Appeal Committee comprised of the President of the College and the Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs.

REINSTATEMENT:

Qualitative and Quantitative, and Maximum Time Frame: A student suspended from enrollment and/or financial aid for not meeting any of the requirements and/or standards of this policy may re-enroll and/or receive financial aid only after receiving approval of the appropriate appeal(s).

DEFINITIONS/CONDITIONS:

Students have primary responsibility for their own academic progress and for seeking assistance when experiencing academic difficulty. Students are encouraged to keep a file of their grades and transcripts.

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