Policy No. 2:02:01:00

CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Cleveland, Tennessee

SUBJECT:  Retention and Progression Standards

Consistent with the standards of good academic practice and in compliance with Tennessee Board of Regents policy (TBR Policy No. 2:03:01:01), ClSCC reviews the academic standing and progress of students at the close of each semester.  The minimum requirements for progression and graduation are described below.

  1. Graduation
    The minimum cumulative Grade Point Average required for earning an associate degree or a certificate at Cleveland State is 2.00.
  2. Progression
    In order to be eligible for continued enrollment in good standing and to progress toward degree completion, a student must have earned the minimum Grade Point Average set forth below for the total number of semester credit hours attempted.
    1. Associate Degree

      Semester Hours Attempted

      Minimum Cumulative GPA

      0 – 14

      No Minimum

      14.1 – 26

      1.0

      26.1 – 40

      1.4

      40.1 – 48

      1.7

      48.1 – 56

      1.9

      56.1 and above

      2.0

    2. Certificate (Reference is to percentage of required program hours attempted.)

      Semester Hours Attempted

      Minimum Cumulative GPA

      0 - 40%

      1.0

      40.1 - 60%

      1.4

      60.1 – 75%

      1.7

      75.1 - 85%

      1.9

      85.1 and above

      2.0

  3. Academic Probation
    A student who fails during any term to attain a cumulative GPA at or above the level indicated above for the credit hours attempted will be placed on academic probation for the subsequent term.
  4. Academic Suspension
    1. If a student on probation fails to attain either the above cumulative standard or a 2.0 GPA for the term of the probation, the student will be placed on suspension in the following manner:
      1. A student receiving a first suspension at the end of the fall semester will not be eligible to re-enroll at Cleveland State until the following summer semester.
      2. A student receiving a first suspension at the end of the spring semester will not be eligible to re-enroll at Cleveland State until the following spring semester.
      3. A student receiving a first suspension at the end of the summer semester will not be
      4. eligible to re-enroll at Cleveland State until the following spring semester.
    2. When a student re-enrolls at Cleveland State following a suspension, his/her status will be
      1. considered post-suspension probation. During post-suspension probation the following applies:
      2. A student who attains the cumulative standard above shall be in good academic standing.
      3. A student who attains a 2.0 GPA during the post-suspension probation but is still below the cumulative standard shall remain on probation.
      4. A student who does not attain a 2.0 GPA for that term and is still below the cumulative
      5. standard shall be placed on a 12–month (three terms including summer) suspension.
  5. Appeal of Academic Suspension.
    A student may appeal his/her suspension. Appeals must be submitted in writing along with supporting documentation to the Registrar who may convene the Admissions and Records Subcommittee for deliberation. If the appeal is successful, the student will be placed on post-suspension probation. In this case, the guidelines for post-suspension probation under D.2 above will apply.
  6. Repeated Suspensions
    Any suspension subsequent to a previous suspension will be a 12-month (three terms including summer) suspension unless otherwise specified by the Registrar.

Source: TBR Policy No. 2:03:01:01, TBR Guideline A-100, and ClSCC Catalog

Revised: Curriculum and Academic Standards Committee meetings of 1/6/94 and 11/8/12.  Approved by President’s Cabinet 11/27/12.