BA Students who earn a semester grade point average or a cumulative grade point average of less than C (6.00) are placed on academic probation for their subsequent semester at CMC. Students may also be placed on probation for other kinds of unsatisfactory academic performance, as determined by the Academic Standards Committee.
Students are expected to remove themselves from probation after, at most, two consecutive semesters. Failure to do so may result in academic suspension. Students can remove themselves from academic probation by taking a full course load (equivalent of 4 CMC courses) with letter grades, and earning a cumulative GPA and a semester GPA of C (6.00) or better.
Veterans and other eligible persons under CFR §21.4253 must remove themselves from academic probation by the end of the second continuous semester (i.e. earn a cumulative GPA and a semester GPA of 6.00 or better). Veterans and other eligible persons who fail to do so will not be eligible for benefits until they are no longer on probation. The Veterans Administration will be notified of the students’ continuing probationary status.
Suspension for Poor Scholarship (Ineligible To Register)
CMC students may be suspended from the College for poor scholarship for any of the following reasons:
- The student’s grade point average for the preceding semester was lower than D (3.00); or
- The student has been on academic probation for two successive semesters and would be placed on probation for the subsequent semester; or
- The student fails two or more courses in one semester.
Suspensions are normally for a period of one year. During this time, students are not eligible to register for classes at CMC. A notation that the student is suspended for poor scholarship will appear on the student’s transcript for the duration of the suspension. The ASC normally requires suspended students to attend another academic institution, full-time, for a certain period of time, and to meet specified standards of academic performance before they will be considered for readmission.
Students suspended for poor scholarship will not be eligible for readmission until the period of their suspension has ended. Before readmitting suspended students, the ASC has to be convinced that the students have made significant progress in solving the difficulties that caused the poor scholarship. The notation of the suspension is removed from the transcript when the suspension expires and the student has met all requirements for readmission to CMC.
Dismissal for Poor Scholarship
Students who have been suspended for poor scholarship on a prior occasion and are faced with a second suspension for poor scholarship will be dismissed for poor scholarship. This action is recorded permanently on the students’ transcripts. (Dismissal means a permanent separation from the College.)
Right to Refuse Registration
The College reserves the right to refuse registration to any students for unsatisfactory scholarship and/or other reasons as determined by the ASC. Students who are ineligible to register may not attend courses, incur charges to their student accounts, live in campus housing, or participate in athletics or other college activities until they are formally re-enrolled at CMC.
All policies in this section apply equally to students enrolled on campus and in off campus study programs.