Satisfactory Academic Standing
Satisfactory academic standing must be maintained during attendance at the college in order that students may accomplish their educational goals. A system has been designed to encourage and assist students to attain these goals.
- Every student must have a minimum of a 2.0 (C) cumulative grade point average by the time the degree is earned.
- Students may progress toward this goal of satisfactory academic standing if the following standards are met:
Minimum Required Cumulative Grade Point Average
2.0 or better = satisfactory standing
1.99 or less = academic probation
Three consecutive semesters with a cumulative GPA of 1.99 or less = academic suspension
Students will be placed on academic probation when their cumulative grade point average (GPA) falls below a 2.0 and will be notified by the Student Records Office. The purpose of academic probation is to alert students that they have not met academic standards, to provide students with the opportunity to assess their academic standing, and to offer options to return the student to good standing.
The first semester that a student does not meet academic standards, he/she will be placed on probation. The student will be required to meet with an academic adviser in the Advising Center. At this time, students must repeat any courses in which they received a “D”or “F” and will be encouraged to take a study skills or other appropriate course, selected to assist the student in addressing the cause of his or her academic challenges. Substitutions for repeated courses may be allowed at the discretion of the adviser.
The second consecutive semester a student does not meet academic standards, he/she will remain on probation and be required to meet with an adviser in the Advising Center for a subsequent semester. The student will be offered the option to either take a study skills course or other course chosen to assist the student in addressing the cause of his/her academic challenges and repeat courses that the student did not successfully complete (other courses may be substituted at the discretion of the adviser). The student may also choose to not take any LCCC courses for one semester.
The third consecutive semester a student does not meet academic standards, he/she will be placed on academic suspension and will be required to take one semester off from courses at LCCC. Students may appeal this suspension in writing to an adviser and to the Dean of Enrollment Services for an additional probationary semester. Students who appeal will be notified of the status of the appeal within 10 business days of receipt of the appeal. After a one-semester break from LCCC or a successful appeal, an academically suspended student will be able to petition for re-enrollment by meeting with an academic advisor and completing an academic plan designed to help the student meet his/her academic goals. Students will be required to continue meeting with an academic advisor prior to registration or schedule changes until he/she has a cumulative GPA at or above a 2.0. Students who have not enrolled at LCCC for five or more years will be treated as a standard readmission student.
Once a student’s cumulative GPA is back at or above the 2.0 level, he/she is no longer on academic probation/ suspension. Suspended students who achieve a semester GPA of 2.0 or higher but fail to raise their cumulative GPA above a 2.0 may continue taking courses at the discretion of the academic advisor.
Laramie County Community College permits degree- and certificate-seeking students to petition for academic forgiveness of course work that was previously taken at LCCC. The goal of this procedure is to lighten the burden of poor prior performance once a student has demonstrated her/his ability to succeed academically. Students wishing to pursue academic forgiveness should discuss the options available with their academic adviser.