Academic Probation & Suspension

Register for a SLIP Session

If you are on Academic Probation or Academic Suspension and need to register for a SLIP (Successful Learning Intervention Program) Orientation Session, please visit https://www.hccs.edu/slip.

Academic Status Levels

Good Standing

Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above.

 

Academic Probation

Cumulative GPA below 2.0

 

Action Required by Student:

  • Attend a SLIP session.  Register for a session here: www.hccs.edu/slip.
  • Have two (2) follow-up counseling sessions during the semester to improve academic standing.

 

Academic Continued Probation

Cumulative GPA below 2.0 and term GPA 2.0 or above

 

Action Required by Student:

  • Continue to work with the counselor from a previous semester, as needed, to improve academic standing.

 

Academic Suspension

Previous term status of Academic Probation or Continued Academic Probation and term GPA below 2.0 

 

Action Required by Student:

  • Attend a SLIP session. Register for a session here: www.hccs.edu/slip.
  • Work with a counselor to improve academic standing.
  • Students on Academic Suspension may be unable to enroll in classes for one (1) semester.
  • A student may appeal an Academic Suspension may by completing the necessary paperwork obtained at the college’s counseling center.  For more information on appealing a suspension, students may contact their college’s counseling center. See Counseling Contact Information at www.hccs.edu/counseling.

 

 

Academic Progress Requirements

A student’s academic progress will be evaluated for the first time after a minimum of nine (9) attempted semester hours. A student’s academic standing is determined at the end of the Fall semester (December), Spring semester (May), and Summer semester (August).

To maintain satisfactory academic progress, a student is expected to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 based upon the aggregate number of hours attempted at Houston Community College.

Students who maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above are considered to be in good academic standing.

Students who do not maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 will be placed on academic probation, continued academic probation, or academic suspension as defined below. These three academic status levels alert students that action is required. Students are expected to establish contact with their counselor and/or college advising center for support and assistance with improving their academic standing.

Additionally, students placed on academic probation or academic suspension should note the following:

  • Students on academic suspension are required to attend a Successful Learning Intervention Program (SLIP) session at the college they attend prior to re-enrollment, and prior to meeting with their designated counselor. Students can register for a SLIP session at www.hccs.edu/slip.
  • The student’s counselor will stipulate conditions of enrollment including, but not limited to, maximum hours and/or specific courses.
  • Students on Academic Suspension may be unable to enroll in classes for one (1) semester.
  • A student may appeal an Academic Suspension may by completing the necessary paperwork obtained at the college’s counseling center. For more information on appealing a suspension, students may contact their college’s counseling center. See Counseling Contact Information at www.hccs.edu/counseling.

 

The following requirements also apply to the determination of academic progress:

  • Students enrolled in multiple summer sessions will have their entire summer’s work evaluated for the determination of their academic status.
  • Students in certain Health Sciences programs are required to maintain a grade of “C” in all courses in order to continue in the program. Students not meeting these standards may continue to enroll at HCC in other programs as long as they maintain minimum HCC requirements. Health Sciences students should check their program’s requirements by visiting www.hccs.edu/programs/areas-of-study/health-sciences.
  • Students are responsible for knowing whether they have passed the minimum standards for continuation in college. Ineligible students who register will be subject to dismissal with forfeiture of all tuition and fees.

 

For additional information, please visit the Student Handbook at www.hccs.edu/studenthandbook.