These policy statements outline the steps leading to Academic Probation, which may result in suspension from the College. The policy applies to students who attempt nine or more credits in a given semester at Landmark College.
- If a student’s cumulative GPA at the end of a semester falls below 2.0 (or below 1.8 for a student completing the first semester), the student will begin the next semester on Academic Warning.
- If the student’s cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 at the end of the next consecutive semester, the student will begin the next semester on Academic Probation.
- If the student’s cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 at the end of the next consecutive semester, the student will be suspended from the College for one year.
A semester is defined as the Fall or Spring term. Summer credit courses and study abroad do not constitute semesters, although grades earned during these programs are factored into the cumulative GPA.
A student placed on Suspension can appeal the ruling in writing to the Academic Dean and the President of the College within one calendar week of notification of suspension. The appeal should consist of letter of intention, outlining why the student’s appeal should be considered, and an academic plan for success that the student intends to abide by if the appeal is granted.
Students who enter the College at the partial-credit level are expected to earn passing grades of C- or better in EN and FY within two attempts. Students who are unable to earn the minimum C- grade at the end of the second term of partial credit may be asked to leave the college and must petition to the Director of First-Year Programming and Placement to continue enrollment at the College for a third term. If students return for a third semester, they are expected to earn passing grades of C- in the majority of their courses. If students are unable to earn passing grades of C- or better in the majority of their courses, they will not be able to return to the college.