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Suspension/Academic Recovery - Academic Performance

At the end of each semester, the records of all students will be reviewed. Students who fail to make satisfactory progress will be suspended from the College (see below). Any student whose GPA falls below 2.00 will be either placed on academic recovery or suspended from the College. It is not necessary that a student be on academic recovery before being suspended.

The following cumulative GPAs are used to identify students who are subject to routine suspension for academic reasons. A student classified as an academic suspension will be dropped from matriculated status.

Requirements to re-register for semester                  
  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Good standing Complete hours (earned hours) 1 9 18 27 39 51 63 75 90 105
GPA required 1.50 1.75 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
Academic Jeopardy2 Cumulative GPA 1.25-1.49 1.50-1.74 1.75-1.99 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
Academic Recovery Range Completed hours 3-8 9-17 18-26 27-38 39-50 51-62 63-74 75-89 90-104
Cumulative GPA 0.50-1.24 0.75-1.49 1.30- 1.74 1.50- 1.99 1.65- 1.99 1.75- 1.99 1.75- 1.99 1.75- 1.99 1.75-1.99
Suspension Range Completed hours 0-2 8 or less 17 or less 26 or less 38 nor less 50 or less 62 or less 74 or less 89 or less
Cumulative GPA 0.49 or less 0.74 or less 1.29 or less 1.49 or less 1.64 or less 1.74 or less 1.74 or less 1.74 or less 1.74 or less

1Imputed credit ~ Courses designated as remedial/developmental cannot be awarded academic credit, and therefore do not count towards overall GPA or earned hours toward a college degree. At the discretion of the appropriate school dean, imputed credit hours may be used in determining a student’s academic status.

2Students in academic jeopardy are considered to be maintaining minimum satisfactory academic progress and are eligible to re-register.

Any matriculated student who earns an index of 0.00 in any semester may be suspended and any matriculated student who earns an index of less than 1.50 in each of two consecutive semesters may be suspended. Exceptions to this rule may be made by the School Dean.

Any student who is suspended from college for academic reasons will have two options: 1) Submit an academic appeal and detailed plan for success by the stated deadline, or 2) complete six to twelve college credits at another college and achieve a 2.5 GPA or better and then apply for

readmission to Canton after one semester has passed by writing to the Director of Admissions. Permission to re-register is not guaranteed and will be granted only after approval by the appropriate School Dean.

Students placed on academic recovery who fail to meet all requirements of the program may be immediately suspended. Academic Recovery is a privilege and not a right: students pursuing either a certificate or associate degree may be granted a maximum of one semester of registration on academic recovery, and students pursuing a baccalaureate degree may be granted a maximum of two non-sequential semesters of registration on academic recovery during their academic career at SUNY Canton.

Students suspended or dismissed from the College for disciplinary reasons will receive all grades for courses completed. Suspensions or dismissals which are the result of disciplinary recommendations by the Student/Faculty Board to the President may also include grade recommendations concerning the transcript of the student for the semester in which suspension or dismissal was imposed. Students who voluntarily withdraw from college will be permitted to re-register with the concurrent written approval of the Director of Admissions and the School Dean of the requested curriculum.

None of this section should be construed to give the student an absolute right to re-register at the College if the student has the appropriate cumulative index. All other college regulations concerning student behavior continue to apply, and re-registration is in no way guaranteed to any student.

Note: Re-establishing Matriculated Status Following Academic Suspension

An academically suspended student cannot transfer credits to the College until he/she applies for readmission and regains matriculated status.

The readmitted student will be required to achieve a term GPA of 2.0 at the end of the first semester following readmission to avoid being suspended. In succeeding semesters, the cut-off cumulative GPA (on the above chart) for all other students will apply.