Academic Warning, Probation & Suspension
A student's academic status is calculated each term (Fall, Spring, Summer) based upon his/her previous academic status, his/her term Grade Point Average (GPA), and his/her Cumulative Grade Point Average. All credit courses taken at San Jacinto College, including developmental courses, are included in the calculation except that only the highest grades achieved in repeated courses are counted.
Academic Suspension Period:
A student suspended must sit out one long term (fall, spring) or the entire session (summer). After the student has served the suspension period, he/she must apply for re-admission, and obtain counseling before being be eligible to enroll again. Students placed on academic suspension will be notified by mail or email that they have been suspended. Students may appeal their suspension as described below when extenuating circumstances exist in order to obtain approval to continue their enrollment without missing a term.
Appeals for Reinstatement During Suspension:
San Jacinto College students and transfer students on academic suspension who have not completed their term of suspension may appeal for immediate reinstatement when truly extenuating circumstances exist. A Request for Appeal of Suspension form is available in the Registrar’s Office or Counseling Center. If the Academic Appeals Committee approves the request, the committee will prescribe specific conditions for enrollment. These conditions may include limits on classes or the number of hours, which may be taken, specific grades which must be attained (e.g.., “C or above; student may not withdraw”), requirements for periodic progress reports from the teacher, and mandatory follow-up counseling. Students who agree to the conditions of enrollment defined by the committee will be allowed to re-enroll on suspension override. Failure to meet the terms of the contract will result in immediate execution of the suspension with no refund of tuition and fees and without further appeal.
Re-Enrollment After Suspension:
Once the term of suspension has elapsed, students may apply for re-admission. Academic status of suspension will prevent registration until mandatory counseling has been completed. Students enrolling after their suspension period on academic probation who achieve an overall institution GPA of 2.0 or greater will be considered in Good Standing. Students who achieve a term GPA of 2.0 or greater, but who do not raise their overall institution GPA to 2.0 or greater will continue on academic probation.
Admissions of Probationary and Suspended Students:
Students admitted from other institutions on academic probation or academic suspension will be treated the same as students from San Jacinto College on probation or suspension as described above. Students who fail to report academic status which is less than good standing to gain admission will be immediately withdrawn without any refund of tuition and fees paid.