Academic Standards

Academic Notice

Students will be placed on academic notice if their cumulative grade point average (GPA) falls below 2.0 while remaining above retention standards for academic probation or academic suspension.

Academic Probation

Students will be placed on academic probation if they fail to meet the following requirements:

0-30 hours 1.7 cumulative GPA
Greater than 30 semester hours 2.0 cumulative GPA

Students not maintaining satisfactory progress toward objectives as indicated above will be placed on probation for at least 1 semester. At the end of that semester, the student must have achieved a semester GPA of 2.0 in regularly-graded coursework, not to include activity or performance courses, or meet the minimum institutional retention standards in order to continue as a student

Academic Suspension:

Students on academic probation not meeting the requirements of that probation will be suspended for the next regular (16-week) semester. After one semester of suspension, a student may petition to the Registrar for readmission. If upon readmission, academic standards are once again not met, the student will not be allowed to continue until the retention GPA has been raised to institutional standards through coursework completed at another institution. Students wishing to appeal their suspension due to “extraordinary circumstances” should submit a written petition along with support documentation to the Registrar. 

The Importance of GPA

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A 2.0 or higher cumulative grade point average is required to:

  • Maintain good Academic Standing
  • Maintain eligibility for financial aid (could result in losing financial aid and/or scholarships)
  • To apply for selective programs (RN, OTA, PTA, SLPA)
  • To Transfer to 4 year institutions
  • To apply or maintain requirements for scholarships

Academic Forgiveness:

Oklahoma City Community College offers students and an opportunity to recover from previous academic problems which have resulted in a poor academic record. Some situations arise in students’ lives, which have hindered success in completion of classes for a semester or more. If you have found yourself in this situation, the following options are available to help improve your Academic Standing.

The three provisions for academic forgiveness are:

  1. 1) repeated courses,
  2. 2) academic reprieve*, and
  3. 3) academic renewal*

Although these options may result in an improved retention and graduation grade point average (GPA), the cumulative GPA will continue to include all coursework attempted, including “forgiven” coursework.

*Committee Approval Required- See more at: Academic Forgiveness