Academic Progress Policy

Our goal at Mid-State Technical College is to help each student be successful in achieving their educational goals. The following academic progress standards are in place to help students stay on track and get back on track to reaching their goals. This policy applies to all associate degree and technical diploma program students. Academic progress is determined upon completion of each academic term (fall, spring, and summer) and is based on prior and current academic performance. In addition to the College Academic Progress Policy, some students may also need to fulfill federal financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress and/or program-specific grade requirements, as some programs require a “C” or better in all program classes.

Academic Good Standing

Measure
Students who meet the following academic progress standards are considered to be in good academic standing and on track for degree completion:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Cumulative course completion rate of 67 percent or higher

Academic Alert

Measure
Students who do not have a cumulative course completion rate of 67 percent or cumulative GPA above 2.0 will be placed on academic alert.   
Outcome
Students can continue to register for future terms after meeting with their academic advisor.  Students will be required to complete an Academic Success Plan with their academic advisor. 

After the Following Term:

  • If the cumulative GPA is above 2.0 and cumulative course completion rate is 67 percent or higher, academic standing will be changed to academic good standing.
  • If the cumulative GPA is below 2.0 or cumulative course completion rate is below 67 percent, academic standing for that term will be changed to academic probation.

Academic Probation

Measure
Students who have a cumulative GPA below 2.0 or cumulative course completion rate below 67 percent for the term following academic alert will be placed on academic probation.

Outcome
Students can continue to register for future terms after meeting with their academic advisor.  Students will be required to complete an Academic Success Plan with their academic advisor. 

After the Following Term:

  • If the cumulative GPA is above 2.0 and cumulative course completion rate is 67 percent or higher, academic standing will be changed to academic good standing.
  • If the cumulative GPA continues to be below 2.0 or cumulative course completion rate is below 67 percent, academic standing will be changed to academic suspension.

Academic Suspension

Measure
Students who continue to have a cumulative GPA below 2.0 or cumulative course completion rate below 67 percent following academic probation will be placed on academic suspension.    

Outcome
Students will be required to submit an Academic Progress Appeal Form and meet with their academic advisor to register for the following term. Students will be required to complete an Academic Success Plan with their academic advisor.