Academic Probation and Suspension

Pikes Peak Community College defines satisfactory academic progress as completion of the semester with a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) or higher. In order to remain in good standing at PPCC, students must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

The office of the Assistant to the Vice President for Educational Services will provide written notification to a student placed on academic probation or suspension.

Probation: Students who do not earn at least a 2.0 GPA will be placed on academic probation for the following semester. Students who are placed on academic probation are advised to discuss resolution of their academic issues with their academic advisor as soon as possible. Students who have a cumulative GPA below 2.0 but complete each subsequent semester with a 2.0 or above will remain on probation as long as they continue earning a 2.0 or greater each subsequent semester. When the student’s cumulative GPA rises above 2.0, the student will no longer be on probation.

Suspension: Students who do not earn at least a 2.0 GPA in their probationary semester will be suspended. The level of suspension is dependent on the previous semester’s academic standing.

Suspension (Initial) – Student was previously on probation. Last Term Grade Point Average (TGPA) was less than 2.00. Student is suspended for one semester.

Suspension (Second) – Student was previously on suspension. Last Term Grade Point Average (TGPA) was less than 2.00. Student is suspended for two semesters.

Suspension (Third) – Student was previously placed on suspension for two terms. Last Term Grade Point Average (TGPA) was less than 2.00. Student is suspended from the college and may not register for two (2) calendar years.

Suspended students may not register for the next term (fall, spring, or summer) following the suspension term. Upon satisfactorily meeting the terms of the suspension students may register for the following subsequent semester after meeting with their academic advisor and instructional dean.

Students with unusual circumstances of a compelling nature may appeal their suspension. Approval of the student’s appeal may allow, but does not guarantee, that the student will be allowed to register without a break in enrollment. Students returning from a suspension will be on Probation (continuing).