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DMACC Policies and Procedures 
    
DMACC Policies and Procedures
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ES4560 - Academic Standing


Procedure

Section: EDUCATIONAL SERVICES PROCEDURES

SubSection: STUDENT RECORDS

Master List Section: Student Services

  1. Institutional Regulations
    1. To define the requirements for academic progress and establish the procedures necessary to enforce those requirements. No program of study at Des Moines Area Community College may establish academic progress standards lower than those specified in this procedure.
    2. A program of study at Des Moines Area Community College may establish academic progress standards higher than those specified above, but such standards must first be recommended by the respective academic dean or campus provost, approved by the Academic Standards Commission, and approved by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  2. Procedures
    1. Academic Progress
      1. The following requirements only apply to credit enrollment at Des Moines Area Community College.
      2. Students who have attempted 1 or more credits with any of the grades or marks listed in Procedure ES4552 at Des Moines Area Community College are subject to the following academic standing standards:
        1. Earn a cumulative grade point average (G.P.A.) of 2.00 or higher.
        2. Successful completion of 67% of attempted credits. Successful completion is defined as achieving a grade of “D-” or better.
        3. Guidelines for placing a student on “ACADEMIC WARNING”:
          1. A student whose cumulative G.P.A. falls below 2.00 at the end of any term will be placed on ACADEMIC WARNING for the next term of enrollment.
          2. A student whose cumulative credit completion rate falls below 67% at the end of any term will be placed on ACADEMIC WARNING.
          3. A student on ACADEMIC WARNING will remain on this status if their term G.P.A. for the term following their placement on ACADEMIC WARNING is 2.00 or higher but the cumulative G.P.A. remains below 2.00 and/or their completion rate for the term is 67% or higher but their cumulative credit completion rate is below 67%. This rule will also apply for subsequent terms of enrollment.
          4. A student on ACADEMIC WARNING will return to a status of “good academic standing” when their cumulative G.P.A. is raised to 2.00 or higher and their cumulative credit completion rate is 67% or above.
        4. Guidelines for placing a student on “ACADEMIC CONDITIONAL ENROLLMENT”:
          1. A student on ACADEMIC WARNING who earns a term G.P.A. of less than 2.00 and/or has not completed 67% of credits attempted for the term will be placed on ACADEMIC CONDITIONAL ENROLLMENT for the following term of enrollment. Students who receive federal financial aid may be subject to financial aid suspension. See ES4300 - Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress  policy.
          2. If the student placed on ACADEMIC CONDITIONAL ENROLLMENT is not yet registered for the next term, they must meet with a counselor/advisor and complete an Academic Improvement Plan (AIP) prior to registering for any credit course work.
          3. A student on ACADEMIC CONDITIONAL ENROLLMENT will remain on this status if their term G.P.A for the term following their placement on ACADEMIC CONDITIONAL ENROLLMENT is 2.00 or higher but the cumulative G.P.A. remains below 2.00 and/or their completion rate for the term is 67% or higher but their cumulative credit completion rate is below 67%. This rule will also apply for subsequent terms of enrollment. A student on ACADEMIC CONDITIONAL ENROLLMENT who earns a term G.P.A. and a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.00 or higher and has completed 67% of cumulative credits attempted will be placed in good standing.
        5. Guidelines for placing a student on “ACADEMIC DISQUALIFICATION”: A student on ACADEMIC CONDITIONAL ENROLLMENT who earns a term G.P.A. of less than 2.00 and/or does not complete 67% of term credits attempted will be placed on ACADEMIC DISQUALIFICATION and will not be allowed to enroll in credit course work
        6. Guidelines for re-enrollment of DISQUALIFIED students:
          1. A student placed on ACADEMIC DISQUALIFICATION must appeal that placement to the Academic Reinstatement Committee chaired by the Director of Student Development before any re-enrollment may occur.
          2. The student on ACADEMIC DISQUALIFICATION must complete an Academic Improvement Plan (AIP) with an Academic Advisor or Counselor at any DMACC location.
          3. The appeal must be made in writing and must at a minimum explain the reasons for the past unsatisfactory academic performance and how the student proposes to improve their performance.
          4. The Director of Student Development or designee may grant or deny the appeal based on the written statement or the committee chairperson may choose to conduct a personal interview with the student or require the student to undergo counseling or academic assessment before making a decision.
          5. If the appeal is granted, the Director of Student Development or designee is authorized to impose reasonable restrictions on the student’s subsequent enrollment.
          6. Individual programs of study may impose additional re-enrollment requirements.


Cross Reference:
SA 509 - Record Maintenance  

Adopted: August 1, 2003
Revised:
February 1, 2020

May 10, 2022 - Cross-referenced to SA Policy 509.

September 14, 2022 - Made changes to name of official DMACC representative who reviews appeals.

Related Form: Satisfactory Academic Progress (dmacc.edu)



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