Academic Standing

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 GPA less than 2.0 for one semester will receive Academic Probation. Students with a GPA less than 2.0 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 in a program. A student may continue to take courses outside of the program as a non-matriculated student. 

A student may appeal suspension based on a process. The student will receive written notification by mail. A suspended student may take courses at River Valley Community College as a non-matriculated student. Before re-applying for matriculation into their program of study, the student must show evidence of having successfully completed two three-credit courses with a “C” or better prior to re-applying.

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