Academic Advising

Failure to meet satisfactory progress will result in either Academic Probation or Academic Suspension. Calculation of Cumulative Grade Point Average (cGPA) will be based on all courses taken at the institution, including developmental courses. Students with a cGPA less than 2.0 will receive Academic Probation. Students with a cGPA less than 2.0 (Academic Probation) for three consecutive semesters will be placed on Academic Suspension. 

  • Academic Probation Definition: A warning which indicates the student may not be on track to graduate because of poor academic performance. 
  • Academic Suspension Definition: A hold on a student taking further courses as a matriculated student. A student may continue to take courses as a non-matriculated student. 

The student will receive written notification of Academic Suspension by electronic mail to their RVCC email account. A student may appeal suspension by following the process outlined in their notification letter. A suspended student may take courses at River Valley Community College as a non-matriculated student. Before re-applying for matriculation into a program of study, the student must successfully complete two three-credit courses with a “C” or better.

Financial aid may be in jeopardy if a student fails to achieve Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by Federal Regulations.