Student Rights and Responsibilities

Academic Standards Policies

Academic Standing

Schoolcraft College expects students to attend class regularly, actively participate in their learning, and take advantage of the services and resources that support academic success.  "Academic Standing" is the academic category students are assigned based on their cumulative grade point average (GPA).  Students are in "Good Standing" if their cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher.  Students below a cumulative 2.0 GPA will fall into one of the below academic standing categories: 

Academic Caution

The first time a student earns a cumulative grade point average (GPA) below a 2.00, they will be placed on academic caution for the next semester. Students on academic caution are required to meet with an Academic Advisor to identify barriers to learning and develop an academic success plan.

Academic Probation

Any student on academic caution who does not earn a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher for the following semester will be placed on academic probation. Students on academic probation are required to meet with an Academic Advisor to connect them to the appropriate Learning Support Services department and/or staff and amend the academic success plan.

Academic Suspension

If the student has a cumulative GPA below a 2.0 for three (3) consecutive semesters, the student will be reviewed by the Academic Standing Committee to determine if they should remain on probation or be placed on academic suspension for the upcoming semester. A student placed on academic suspension has the right to appeal by submitting a request to the Chief Student Services Officer. If the appeal is accepted, the student can return for the upcoming semester with an academic probation status. If the appeal is denied, the academic suspension status remains and is in effect for one semester. Upon return from academic suspension, the student will be placed on academic probation until the GPA is 2.0 or higher.

Students receiving financial aid assistance or veteran’s benefits must meet the specific academic requirements which determine continuation for these programs. Academic standings assigned prior to May 2021 will remain in effect for a full academic year.