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Appeals, Suspensions, and Exclusions

Appeals, Suspensions, & Exclusions

Admission Appeals

The Director of Enrollment Services/Registrar reviews all materials submitted by transfer applicants with a GPA of below a 2.0 from their transfer Institution. Any transfer students with a GPA of below a 2.0 must submit an appeal letter to the Admissions Committee, which is made up of faculty and staff who have been selected by the President to serve.  The Admissions committee will review the transcripts and letter from the student and the Director of Enrollment Services/Registrar will act on the decision of the committee.  If a student is denied admission, he/she may appeal the decision to the Vice-President of Students. The applicant must request an appeal hearing in writing to the Vice-President of Student Services.  The written request must specify the reason that the decision is unacceptable.  In addition, the applicant must specify the facts that should be considered that would justify a different decision than was made by the admissions committee.

Suspended/Excluded Students

Students who have been suspended/excluded may request readmission to the college without the normal one semester of non-attendance. Students seeking early reinstatement may request an appointment with the Vice President of Instruction, who will decide the status of readmission to the College.

The Vice President of Instruction will consider extenuating circumstances offered by the student, his/her current GPA status, the potential for remediation and/or academic correction, and the recommendation of the student’s advisor as the basis of a decision to readmit. Conditional readmission may be granted for one or two semesters at the discretion of the Vice President of Instruction. During each semester of conditional reinstatement, the student is required to achieve a semester GPA of 2.0 or higher on all academic work attempted during the period. The decision of the Vice President of Instruction is final.

Students are notified of their academic standing via email at the end of each semester.