Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress

Contact Carrie Weikel-Delaplane, Associate Dean of Student Development

PCC has established two standards that students must meet to demonstrate Satisfactory Academic Progress. Students must achieve the following, which will be calculated each term:

  • Grade Point Average (GPA): Cumulative 2.0 or higher
  • Attempted credits: Successful completion of two-thirds (66.67%) of attempted credits per term

There is both an academic and financial aid impact on students that do not achieve Satisfactory Academic Progress. A summary of required interventions and appeals are outlined below. Note: Financial Aid students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress AND have additional requirements.

Summary of requirements and impact

Academic Standing
  • Academic Good Standing
    • Met standards
    • No action required
  • Academic Warning
    • Did not meet standards
    • Seek resources to improve performance and meet standards for the following term
  • Academic Probation
    • Did not meet standards two terms in a row
    • Student receives a registration hold
    • Must establish a Learning Contract at an initial meeting with an academic advisor or counselor at the beginning of the term. Must attend a follow-up meeting during the middle of the term. Registration options will be discussed.
    • Failure to create and meet Learning Contract will result in the hold being maintained until final grades are posted
  • Continued Academic Probation
    • Student receives a registration hold
    • Establish another Learning Contract and meet with an academic advisor or counselor throughout term
  • Academic Suspension
    • Student did not meet standards for fourth term following Continued Academic Probation
    • Student is suspended for one term and must apply for re-entry by stated deadlines

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Financial Aid Standing
  • Financial Aid Good Standing
    • Met standards
    • No action required
  • Financial Aid Warning
    • Did not meet standards
    • Eligible to receive aid, seek resources to improve performance and meet standards for the following term
  • Financial Aid Suspension
    • Failure to meet standards while on Financial Aid Warning or Financial Aid Probation
    • Failure to follow academic plan or Learning Contract
    • Reaches or exceeds 150% maximum credit/timeframe limit
    • Unable to graduate within maximum credit/timeframe limit
    • Must complete Financial Aid SAP Appeal
  • Financial Aid Probation
    • Financial Aid SAP Appeal approved
    • Eligible for aid and must meet standards by end of term
  • Financial Aid Probation with an Academic Plan
    • Failure to meet standards while on probation
    • Second Financial Aid SAP Appeal approved
    • Eligible for aid as a condition of being granted Continued Academic Probation.

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