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Academic Progress and Intervention

LMC Revised Date

Office of Origin: Academic Affairs & Student Services
Date Adopted: 2-5-2019
Date Reviewed: 9-18-2018
Last Date Modified & Approved: 2-05-2019


Lake Michigan College (the College) is committed to supporting students in meeting educational goals. Academic progress is reviewed at the end of each term to ensure the student is meeting grade point average (GPA) and credit completion requirements, appropriately progressing toward program completion, and benefiting from continued enrollment.  

Students not making acceptable academic progress are subject to the intervention processes outlined below, which were designed to help students evaluate their individual situations and return to good academic standing. 

Students receiving certain forms of financial aid, participating in intercollegiate athletics, and/or enrolled in programs with specific academic criteria will be required to meet the standards of academic progress for those programs, in addition to the requirements outlined in this policy.

Academic status for each term the student enrolls is posted to the transcript of record for the student.

Good Academic Standing
Students making satisfactory academic progress and maintain a cumulative College GPA of 2.00 or higher after the completion of at least 12 credit hours are considered in Good Academic Standing with the College.

Academic Probation 
Students whose cumulative College GPA falls below 2.00 are placed on Academic Probation.  The student is notified in writing that he/she has been placed on Academic Probation and is then subject to the following: 

  • A registration hold is placed on the student’s account.
  • The student must meet with an academic advisor to develop an Academic Improvement Plan, which may include services and tools such as tutoring, mentoring, additional advising appointments, and/or progress reports. Students may be referred to additional offices for further discussion.  
  • Late registration is prohibited. 
  • Registration is restricted to no more than nine credit hours for the next enrolled term.
  • The student may be prohibited from enrolling in online classes.
  • A grade of “C” (2.00) or higher must be earned in each class for the next enrolled term.

Academic Warning
Students who have been placed on Academic Probation and whose term GPA falls below 2.00 during the probation period are placed on Academic Warning.  The student is notified in writing that he/she has been placed on Academic Warning and is subject to the following: 

  • A registration hold is placed on the student’s account.
  • The student must meet with an academic advisor to review/update their Academic Improvement Plan, which may include services and tools such as tutoring, additional advising appointments, and/or progress reports. Students may be referred to additional offices for further discussion.  
  • Late registration is prohibited
  • The student must attend and successfully complete a College Life Studies (CLS) course (if not previously completed) recommended by the advisor.
  • The student is permitted to register for no more than six credit hours for the next enrolled term. 
  • The student may be prohibited from enrolling in online classes.
  • A grade of “C” (2.00) or higher must be earned in each class for the next enrolled term, including the assigned CLS course.

Academic Dismissal
Students who have been placed on Academic Warning and whose term GPA falls below 2.00 during the Academic Warning period are placed on Academic Dismissal for one full term.  The student is notified in writing that he/she has been placed on Academic Dismissal for the specified term.  The student is subject to the following once the term of dismissal is completed and the student wishes to enroll again: 

  • A registration hold is placed on the student’s account.
  • The student must meet with an academic advisor to review/update her/his Academic Improvement Plan, which may include services and tools such as tutoring, additional advising appointments, and/or progress reports. Students may be referred to additional offices for further discussion.  
  • Late registration is prohibited
  • The student must attend and successfully complete a College Life Studies (CLS) course (if not previously completed) recommended by the advisor.
  • The student is permitted to register for no more than six credit hours for the next enrolled term.
  • The student may be prohibited from enrolling in online classes.
  • A grade of “C” (2.00) or higher must be earned in each class for the next enrolled term.

Continued failure to make satisfactory academic progress may put the student at risk for dismissal from the College.

Responsibility: Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
References: Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
 

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