2017-2018 Catalog

Sequence of Academic Suspension

Introduction

While Salish Kootenai College is dedicated to helping every student advance, sometimes situations or personal issues arise that will jeopardize a student’s ability to succeed in the college environment. Lack of academic progress will prompt serious consequences. The following levels of consequences reveal how crucial academic success is at SKC.

  1. Academic Warning

    At the end of the quarter, degree-seeking students whose current and/or cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0 will receive an academic warning. An academic warning serves notice to the student of unsatisfactory progress. Students who receive an academic warning will be required to contact their advisor or counselor and the Registrar before registering the next quarter.

  2. Academic Probation

    At the end of the quarter, students who were placed on academic warning during their last quarter of attendance and whose cumulative GPA is below 2.0, will be placed on academic probation. The purpose of academic probation is to issue students a second and final reminder that they will be suspended from Salish Kootenai College if their academic performance does not improve. Students placed on academic probation must contact their advisor or counselor and the Registrar before registering the next quarter.

  3. Academic Suspension

    At the end of the quarter, students who were placed on academic probation during their last quarter of attendance, and whose cumulative GPA is still below 2.0, will be academically suspended. The effect of academic suspension is that the student may not re-enroll. The student may petition the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs to continue attending SKC in a subsequent quarter. Students on academic suspension may not re-enroll unless the Vice President of Academic Affairs approves a petition for enrollment.

  4. Reinstatement

    To be reinstated, students must get approval from the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Students must notify the Registrar of their intent to return. All students reinstated after suspension are placed on academic probation and will be suspended again unless they meet the requirements as explained under Academic Suspension.

Example Reason
Academic Warning GPA Below 2.0
Academic Probation Failure to Improve
Academic Suspension May not Re-Enroll
Reinstatement Return of Probationary Status

Waiver of Regulations

Rules, regulations, and policies in this Catalog have been adopted by the Board of Directors, Administration, Faculty, and staff and are subject to modification and revision by those who have adopted them. If a student feels that extenuating circumstances might justify the waiver of a particular College regulation, he/she may file a petition with the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Withdrawals

Students may withdraw by filing the proper form with the Registrar’s Office within the filing deadlines. Classes dropped through the add period will not reflect on the transcript. After the last day to add courses, students will receive a letter grade as assigned by the instructor. Grades of “W” are not removed from the student’s permanent record.

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