At St. Petersburg College, our number one priority is your success! These policies, which apply to all degree-seeking students, have been put in place to help you stay focused on your goal and get you back on track if you falter. This is important for all students because your Academic Standing can have an impact on your enrollment eligibility and financial aid.
Your Academic Standing and financial aid standards of progress are used to ensure timely progression towards graduation. In the past, your Academic Standing was based on your entire academic history, including all of the courses you have taken at SPC and any transfer credits. Our new system will more accurately represent your true Academic Standing by considering only courses that count toward your current program of study.
Many students are bogged down because of poor grades from classes they took a long time ago. This new policy will allow many students to get a fresh start, because they will no longer be penalized in their Academic Standing for classes that are not part of their current program - classes that they took semesters, even years, ago. Some developmental and other courses may be included in the calculation, if applicable.
Your new Academic Standing and any changes to financial aid eligibility will be updated in MySPC by May 13. If you have any questions, or would like more detailed information, call your academic advisor. Our faculty, advisors, learning specialists and tutors are here to help you maintain good academic standing. Visit www.spcollege.edu/support
for more information.
If you fail to maintain the requirements of Good Standing, you will be placed on Academic Warning.
** Completion rate is defined as earning a grade of A, B, C, D or P.
You will return to Good Standing if you meet the requirements. If you do not return to Good Standing, you will be
placed on Academic Probation.
During Academic Probation, you must:
You will be placed on Academic Suspension if you fail to meet these requirements.
If you return to probation from suspension and fail to maintain these requirements in your first term back, you will be placed on Academic Dismissal. You will return to Good Standing when you return your program course completion rate to 67 percent and your program course GPA to 2.0.
If you are placed on Academic Suspension, you will not be allowed to re-enroll for one term. When you return, you will be on Academic Probation.
You will not be allowed to register for classes until you meet with an advisor, who will help you develop an Action Plan for future success.
If you are placed on Academic Dismissal, you will not be allowed to re-enroll for one year. When you return, you will be on Academic Probation.
*Also to be included are Select college-level courses and remedial courses.
Any developmental (remedial) courses you have taken at SPC or at another institution will be calculated in your Program-Based Academic Standing. For your Academic Standing, it is cumulative (past and current term), but for Enrollment Eligibility, only developmental (remedial) courses taken that term are used in the calculation. For Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) calculations for Program-Based Academic Standing, your cumulative developmental (remedial) courses are also considered. This has always been the SPC policy to include developmental (remedial) courses, and now that a Program-Based Academic Standing is being calculated, it was important to be consistent and not change this policy, especially for financial aid
considerations which are federally-mandated.
These courses are included when calculating your Program GPA, Enrollment Eligibility, and Financial Aid SAP. They are: MAT 1033, MAT 1033L, MAT 1100, SLS 1101, SLS 1126, EAP 1595, and EAP 1695. The reason these courses are utilized is because this has been the historic practice at SPC, and also because of federal financial aid policies that require this.
It will not affect your overall cumulative GPA.
That will continue to be based on grades you achieved on all attempted course work. (including transfer credits)
That depends on how well you have done in the
courses you have been attempting for your current degree program. The minimum
GPA requirement is still 2.0; the minimum completion ratio is still 67%; and
Maximum Timeframe is still 150% of attempted coursework, but each requirement
will only be calculated on coursework you attempted in order to meet
requirements for your current degree program of study.
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