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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog

Satisfactory Academic Progress


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Satisfactory Academic Progress

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Definitions:

Good Academic Standing: Students are in good academic standing when they have earned the minimum cumulative grade point average and completed the minimum number of total credits for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as given in Chart 1 below.

Academic Probation: At the end of each semester, students who have not met the standard for both minimum CGPA and minimum credits earned are placed on Academic Probation. During the probationary semester, students continue to take classes at Mount Ida with the goal of returning to Good Academic Standing. Students on probation are not eligible to participate in NCAA athletics.

Academic Suspension: Students on probation who fail to return to Good Academic Standing at the end of their probationary semester are academically suspended for a minimum of one semester. Any student who earns 0.0 credits at the conclusion of any semester can be suspended. Suspended students may not take classes at Mount Ida during the period of their suspension, nor may they live on campus. At the end of the semester, students may complete a Request for Reactivation form to return to the College. If allowed, the student returns to Mount Ida College on probation, with an academic progression plan that outlines the conditions of the return. Students who are placed on probation, return to good standing, and are subsequently placed on probation following any other semester may be suspended.

Academic Dismissal: Students who have been suspended more than once may be academically dismissed from the College for a period of at least one year. At the end of the year, students may complete a Request for Reactivation form to return to the College. If allowed, the student returns to Mount Ida College on probation, with an academic progression plan that outlines the conditions of the return.

Time Frames for Degree Completion

Mount Ida College expects students to make satisfactory academic progress toward a degree. Federal regulations also mandate that students make satisfactory academic progress in their program of study to receive financial aid. For full-time students pursuing a bachelor’s degree, the maximum time frame for completion may not exceed 150% of the length of the program; that is, six years or 180 attempted credits to earn the 120 completed credits required for the degree. Students who wish to graduate in four years need to earn an average of 30 credits per year, not including credits for developmental courses.

  • In determining satisfactory academic progress, the College includes all transfer credits accepted for course work completed prior to admission.
  • Students with documented disabilities whose CGPA is in line with the College’s standard are allowed up to one additional year to complete their degree, with the exact amount of time determined at a rate proportionate to the number of course reductions taken.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) students who have a CGPA that is in line with the College’s standard are allowed up to one additional year to complete their degree, with the exact amount of time determined at a rate proportionate to the number of hours of required ESL course work. Credits earned in ESL courses do not count toward graduation.

Course Withdrawals, Incompletes, Retakes and Effect on Academic Progress

 

Course withdrawals (W’s) adversely affect a student’s progress because they count as “credit hours attempted” and remain on the student’s academic record. If a student fails to complete the work required to resolve an incomplete (I), the student is assigned an I/F which also remains on the student’s academic record and will adversely affect academic progress.  Students who repeat a course at Mount Ida College do not earn additional credits for the course, but would improve their CGPA by earning a higher grade. Courses repeated at other institutions may be transferred for credit under certain circumstances, but would not affect a student’s CGPA.

 

Academic Progress Review

The Office of Academic Affairs conducts a review of the academic record of each student when grades are released at the end of each semester to determine whether the student is making satisfactory academic progress in terms of cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and cumulative credits earned toward her/his degree. Ordinarily, students who are not meeting the College’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Standard are placed on Academic Probation. These students are notified in writing by the Office of Academic Affairs of their academic status, the conditions associated with that status, and the consequences of non-improvement.

Students who have been placed on Academic Probation and who do not meet the conditions of their probationary semester are subject to Academic Suspension from the College for a minimum of one semester. Students who have been suspended more than once may be subject to Academic Dismissal.

Note: Students must be academically eligible to continue their studies at Mount Ida College to be eligible for financial aid.

Academic Progression Plan

Students who are placed on Academic Probation are required to sign an Academic Progression Plan, which outlines the steps they are expected to take as a student on Probation to facilitate their academic success including, but not limited to, the following:

  • immediately repeating courses with failure grades at the College,
  • immediately resolving Incompletes,
  • using academic support services on a regular basis, and
  • enrolling in summer courses to resolve credit deficiencies.

The class schedules of pre-registered students who are placed on Academic Probation are subject to adjustment, if indicated, to meet the conditions of their respective Academic Progression Plans.

Satisfactory Academic Progress by Degree Level and Semesters Completed

To be recognized as making satisfactory academic progress towards a degree for both College and Student Financial Aid purposes, all students must achieve the minimum CGPA and all full-time students must, in addition, accumulate the minimum number of earned credits indicated in Chart 1 below for each semester of enrollment and for each degree category or type.

Full-time students are expected to accumulate credits at a minimum rate of 10 per semester.

The number to be accumulated by students who are part-time is pro-rated and is equal to the number of credits attempted. With respect to transfer students, the number of transfer credits accepted for course work completed prior to admission is included among the credits completed by a student to date, and the expected minimum CGPA and timetable for degree completion are adjusted accordingly.

Note: Selected programs of study offered by the College have program-specific policies for continuation and/or progression in the curriculum, which apply to students enrolled in that program. Information regarding academic progression policies specific to a particular program can be found on the page(s) in the Degree Programs/Majors section of this Catalog for that degree program.

Chart 1: Minimum CGPA/Credits Accumulated Per Semester

After Semester

 

Bachelor
CGPA/Credits

 

Associate
CGPA/Credits

 

 

Three-Year
Associate
(Vet.Tech.)
CGPA/Credits

 

 

One

 

2.00/10

 

2.00/10

 

 

2.00/10

 

 

Two

 

2.00/20

 

2.00/20

 

 

2.00/20

 

 

Three

 

2.00/30

 

2.00/30

 

 

2.00/30

 

 

Four

 

2.00/40

 

2.00/40

 

 

2.00/40

 

 

Five

 

2.00/50

 

2.00/50

 

 

2.00/50

 

 

Six

 

2.00/60

 

2.00/*

 

 

2.00/60

 

 

Seven

 

2.00/70

 

 

 

 

2.00/70

 

 

Eight

 

2.00/80

 

 

 

 

2.00/80

 

 

Nine

 

2.00/90

 

 

 

 

2.00/*

 

 

Twelve

 

2.00/*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* must fulfill degree requirements

Procedure for Appeal of Academic Suspension or Academic Dismissal Actions

Students who believe they have legitimate and compelling reasons for not maintaining satisfactory progress in any given semester may submit a written appeal of suspension or dismissal decisions to the Academic Progression Committee for consideration. Appeal petitions are submitted to students placed on suspension or dismissal with instructions for completion.

Petition for Possible Reinstatement after Academic Suspension or Dismissal

Students suspended or dismissed from the College due to unsatisfactory academic progress may submit a reinstatement petition to the Office of the Registrar after the required semester or year of separation from the College. If the statement of readiness presented in the petition and supporting documentation (which must include the results of course work completed successfully elsewhere in the interim) appears to the Committee to constitute sufficient evidence that the student is prepared to resume his/her studies with a reasonable expectation of success, the student will be reinstated on the condition that he/she will complete all course work undertaken from that point on. If reinstated, the student will be held accountable for the requirements and policies of the program and of the College that are in effect at the time of reinstatement.

 

All-College Curriculum, English, Mathematics and First-Year Seminar Course Completion Policy

Students are expected to begin taking the All-College Curriculum, English, mathematics, and First-Year Seminar courses in their first semester and continue taking them until they have satisfied the required sequence, unless otherwise specified by their academic program.

 

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