Academic Status

Academic status is the college’s method of determining your eligibility to remain enrolled in school. If affected, a student stands a chance of loosing eligibility for scholarships, special insurance rates, loans, college work-study, participation in intercollegiate athletics and other college activities.

Academic Probation

Any student who has DCC Adjusted Cumulative grade point average below the institutions scale will be placed on academic probation. See the institution’s scale below:

Adjusted Cumulative Quality Hours Attempted Adjusted Cumulative GPA at Which Student Is Placed on Probation
15-20 1.540 or less
21-30  1.640 or less
31-40 1.740 or less
41-50 1.840 or less
51-60  1.940 or less
61-70 1.970 or less
71-80 1.999 or less

Only students who have attempted at least 15 credits hours may be susceptible to academic probation. Once a student is on academic probation, he/she will remain on probation until his/her DCC Adj Cum grade point average has reached a 2.0 or higher.

Academic Suspension

Students who have been placed on academic probation will be academically suspended from the institution at the conclusion of any semester or summer session in which they fail to earn a semester grade point average of 2.0. Students on academic suspension are ineligible to receive Title IV assistance. 

Students who lose Title IV assistance due to unsatisfactory academic progress can regain eligibility once they meet the required academic standards. Students will be notified by the Office of Financial Assistance of their eligibility requirements.

Helpful Links

For more information about academic status, visit the links below.

  1. Probation and Suspension Frequently Asked Questions
  2. Appeals Process
  3. GPA Calculations
  4. Operation Good Standing Program
  5. Understanding Quality Point Deficits