Academic Standards

Oklahoma City Community College wants every student to achieve success. To help retain motivated students and identify those who may need special attention, the College has adopted academic standards based on criteria established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

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:

Credit Hours Attempted Cumulative GPA Requirement
Zero through 30 semester credit hours 1.7
Greater than 30 semester credit hours 2.0

Students not maintaining satisfactory progress toward objectives as indicated above will be placed on probation for at least one 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.

Transfer Students

Any student transferring to Oklahoma City Community College who is on academic probation or academic suspension at another state institution or who does not meet the Oklahoma City Community College retention standards must petition to the Registrar for admission. If admitted, the student will be placed on probationary status and be expected to meet the terms of that status or to meet the regular institutional retention standards in order to continue as a student.