Academic Probation & Suspension


Students will be placed on academic probation at the end of any semester in which their cumulative GPA (based on at least 16 semester hours of all course work attempted) is less than 2.0 Probationary status serves as a “red flag” that a student is not earning sufficiently high grades to graduate, and students on probation are encouraged to meet with an advisor or counselor to discuss academic planning and support needs.

Students on academic probation at SFCC may continue to enroll in classes, provided they maintain a semester GPA of 2.0 or higher. Otherwise, they are subject to academic suspension (see below). No student on probation will be allowed to take more than 12 credit hours during a regular semester or six credit hours during a summer session, except by permission of the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. The student remains on probation until the cumulative GPA is raised to at least 2.0.

Students serving a probationary semester are subject to academic suspension at the close of that semester if, based on at least 36 hours of all course work attempted, their cumulative GPA is less than 2.0. Academic suspension means that a student may not enroll in courses at SFCC for a specified time. The duration of an initial suspension is one semester; the duration of any subsequent suspension is two regular semesters. After the specified time has elapsed, the student will be placed on probation and will be subject to the requirements listed under probation and/or suspension.

For more information, see the current SFCC Course Catalog.