Academic Catalog

Academic Progress

These policies are intended to support a successful learning experience at Clover Park Technical College.

At the conclusion of each quarter, the grades of all students enrolled in that quarter will be reviewed. A student whose quarterly grade point average is less than 2.0 and who is taking six or more credits that quarter will be notified of his/her standing. Through this process the student will be alerted to potential problems in a timely manner, so that the student may take effective corrective action. Any student whose quarterly GPA is under 2.0 will be encouraged to take advantage of the assistance provided by the college to help ensure student success.

The following guidelines have been established to ensure that academic standards are maintained: 

Step 1: The first quarter in which the grade point average is less than 2.0 will cause the student to receive notification of the level of academic achievement.  The student may not be allowed to continue to the next course in accordance with established program prerequisites. 

Step 2: If the student experiences two consecutive quarters of work in which the GPA is less than 2.0 (each quarter), the student will be placed on academic probation for the following quarter of attendance. 

Step 3: If a student experiences three consecutive quarters of work in which the GPA is less than 2.0 (each quarter), the student will be suspended from attendance at the college and may not register for the next academic quarter. 

Students placed on academic probation or suspension may appeal to the Academic Review Committee for reassessment if they believe that unusual circumstances beyond their control were the cause of their low academic achievement. Financial Aid recipients are subject to the Student Progress Policy.

Reinstatement to the college, following one quarter of academic suspension, requires the student to meet with Advising and Counseling staff to develop an educational plan. Upon reinstatement, the student will resume classes on academic probation.