Academic Probation or Suspension

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

Standards for Good Standing

Total Number of Attempted Credits Minimum Grade Point Average Required for Good Standing
9 credits or less No minimum
10-17 credits 1.5
18-29 credits 2.0


  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 attempted 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 grade point average (GPA) requirement, he or she will be placed on academic warning.
  4. A student who has been on warning for one semester and who fails to make the minimum grade point average the following semester will be suspended from the college.
  5. Suspended students are eligible to appeal the decision to the Academic Review Board (ARB) through the appeal process.
  6. Students who are reinstated through the appeal process will be required to establish an academic plan for the reinstatement term. Students who are reinstated are coded as on probation.
  7. Students who follow their academic plan and achieve an overall semester GPA of 2.0 or greater and 100% completion of all coursework (no I, W or F) will either:
    1. Return to good standing following the calculation of their GPA or
    2. Continue as a re-instated student on probation and establish another academic plan until they achieve good standing.
  8. Students who do not follow their academic plan and/or do not achieve at least an overall semester GPA of 2.0 or higher and 100% course completion, will be re-suspended from the college.

Appeal Process

The student must complete a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Workshop in which he or she will complete an appeal to petition for reinstatement. In the appeal, the student should articulate the mitigating circumstances that prevented his or her success in school. The appeal and the student’s entire academic record will then be considered by the Academic Review Board (ARB), which will render a decision regarding the student’s status at MWCC. A reinstated student is granted an additional probationary semester, but may not be entitled to receive financial aid. A separate review by the Financial Aid Review Board (FARB) will determine if the student can access financial aid. Students denied reinstatement may appeal to the Assistant Dean of Academic Student Success.