Probation Students

Academic Standard Policy
At the end of each semester, the cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) and total credits of each student are reviewed. All students must obtain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 to be in good academic standing. Students who do not meet this criterion are placed in one of the following categories: warning, probation, con-tinued probation, or dismissal.

Academic Warning
When a student’s GPA falls below the minimum 2.0 required to be in good academic standing after one (1) semester, the student is placed on academic warning at the end of that se-mester. An academic warning letter will be sent to the student and the student will be re-quired to meet with an academic advisor for guidance.

*Note: Students on academic warning will see a “Probation” notation on their unofficial transcript in CUNYFirst.

Academic Probation
If a student’s cumulative GPA is less than 2.0 for two (2) consecutive semesters, the student is placed on academic probation at the end of that semester. Also, the student will be sent a notification regarding the student’s academic status and will be required to meet with an academic advisor for guidance.

*Note: Students on academic probation will see an “Academic Probation” notation on their unofficial transcript in CUNYFirst.

Academic Continued Probation

If a student’s accumulative GPA is less than 2.0 for three (3) consecutive semesters, the stu-dent is placed on academic continued probation at the end of that semester. The student will also receive an academic continued probation notification and will be required to meet with an academic advisor for guidance.

*Note: Students on academic continued probation will see an “Academic Continued Pro-bation” notation on their unofficial transcript in CUNYFirst.

***All students on academic warning, academic probation, and academic contin-ued probation may be required to:

 Register for a restricted reduced course load.

 Attend advisement sessions with their respective academic advisor.

 Attend a workshop geared to helping students meeting academic challenges.

Dismissal

If a student’s cumulative GPA is less than 2.0 for four (4) consecutive semesters, the stu-dent is placed on dismissal at the end of that semester. The student will receive a dismissal letter of notification. The Medgar Evers College policy on academic dismissal states that stu-dents who are dismissed are ineligible to enroll at MEC for courses for one academic year (2 semesters). However, students may submit an appeal for immediate reinstatement by completing a Dismissal Appeal Petition with a typed and proofread personal statement and supporting documentation (i.e. medical records, death certificate, eviction notice, etc…) to the Academic Review & Appeal Committee (ARAC) for consideration. All petitions can be di-rected to Ms. Kareen Odate, Academic Advising Center, Room S 220. Be advised that while all petitions are reviewed and considered for reinstatement by ARAC, they may not all be ap-proved. Please feel free to discuss this option with your academic advisor and, if applicable, submit your petition to your advisor.

*Note: Students who are dismissed will see a “Dismissal” notation on their unofficial tran-script in CUNYFirst.