Probation or Suspension

Students are required to maintain good academic standing. The Academic Review Board may suspend students who do not meet the standards listed below from the college.

Total Number of Credit Hours Attempted Minimum Quality Point Average Required for Good Standing
12 or less1.65
  1. Attempted credits include all courses for which the student registered, except those dropped during the first week of classes.
  2. Each repeated course counts toward registered credits, although only the higher grade received is used in the grade point computation.
  3. The first semester that a student fails to meet the minimum quality point average (QPA) requirement, he or she will be placed on academic probation.
  4. A student who has been on probation for one semester and who fails to make the minimum quality point average the following semester will be suspended from the college.

Appeal Process

The student must attend a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Workshop and complete an appeal form to petition for reinstatement; in the appeal form, the student should articulate the mitigating circumstances that he or she would like taken into account in consideration of the appeal. The petition and the student’s entire academic record will then be considered by the Academic Review Board, which will render a decision relative to the student’s status at MWCC. A reinstated student is granted an additional probationary semester, but may not be entitled to receive financial assistance. Students denied reinstatement may appeal to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.