The academic action policy seeks to provide intervention and support for
students who are making little or no academic progress.
Students at CCBC are expected to take responsibility for their own
progress. However, to support student development, CCBC reviews academic
progress at the end of each main enrollment period to identify students
who may need assistance.
The college makes support services available to these students
throughout the semester to spur their academic progress. A student who
is not making satisfactory progress will be subject to
academic probation or academic suspension.
probation is the college’s official warning that a student needs to
improve his or her academic performance. Students who fall below the
minimum Quality Point Average listed below will be placed on academic
Total hours attempted
Minimum QPA required
While on academic probation:
Students are encouraged to seek guidance from counselors or advisors
before registering for further classes.
During the regular fall and spring semester, a probationary student
may register for up to three courses for a maximum of seven credits.
During late start sessions or any single summer or winter sessions, a
probationary student may register for up to two courses for a maximum
of four credits.
A student on probation who wishes to register for additional course
credits beyond these maximums must interview with a counselor or
advisor and obtain written permission prior to registering.
To be removed from probation, a student must achieve the minimum QPA
A student on
probation who does not achieve the minimum QPA listed will be
academically suspended from the college. Academic suspension restricts a
student from registering for classes for one full year. Regardless of
cumulative QPA, a student will not be suspended at the end of any
semester completed with an average of 2.0 or better.
Appeal process for academic suspension
Students wishing to
appeal academic suspension need to follow the steps listed below:
Submit a formal letter of appeal to the campus dean of Learning and
Develop a thoughtful re-entry plan.
Arrange a conference to review the re-entry plan with the designated
Submit the re-entry plan, a copy of the student’s transcript and a
completed Suspension Appeal Form to the campus dean of Learning and
Student Development or designee.
If reinstated, students will be given instructions for completing the