Section J : Academic Standing

10.00
Retention Standards - A student who meets the following standards is retained. All retained students may receive financial aid if eligible. Any student whose average falls below the retention standards may be reviewed for probationary retention.
Semester GPA
Semester 1 1.50
Semester 2 1.75
Semester 3 1.90
Semester 4 2.00
Remaining Semesters 2.00
10.05
Progress Toward Associate Degree - A student who has successfully completed:

19 or fewer credits is considered a first semester student;
20-38 credits is considered a second semester student;
39-57 credits is considered a third semester student;
58 or more credits is considered a fourth semester student.
10.10
Academic Standing Needed for Practicums - Early Childhood majors must possess a 2.00 cumulative average and a 2.00 major average in order to be assigned to practicums ECHD 232, ECHD 233, and ECHD 234 and ECHD 235.
10.20
Academic Probation - A student whose cumulative GPA is less than 2.00 is on academic probation and remains so until the cumulative GPA is at or above 2.00.
10.30
Notification of Academic Probation - Students on academic probation are so notified, in writing, by the VPAA.
10.40
Guidelines for Students on Academic Probation - A student whose cumulative average is below a 2.00 is on academic probation. The maximum permissible credit load for a student on probation will be 15 credit hours. (This is to include courses which are being repeated to raise a C-, D, D+ or F grade.) Any exceptions to this regulation must be approved by using the change of status form.

When repetition of a grade is required, a student on probation is encouraged to repeat any C-, D, D+ and F grades at the first available opportunity. (Early Childhood majors, see Academic Code, Section K, 11.30.)

Faculty will be able to view student mid-term grades on-line after the seventh week of the semester.

A student on probation is expected to schedule regular conferences with his/her advisor and course instructors. The student should also take full advantage of other services available such as the Center for Academic Support and Excellence, Career Development Center and math tutoring.
10.50
Academic Suspension -A student is subject to suspension if the cumulative GPA does not meet the standards in 10.00
10.52
Definition of Suspension - Suspension is separation from full-time status at the College and may include terms which must be met before the student can apply for readmission.
10.53
Notification of Suspension - The VPAA will notify the student in writing.
10.54
Appeal of Suspension - A student may appeal a decision of suspension in writing to the dean of his/her school within the time limits stated in his/her notification.
10.54
President’s List - Matriculated students achieving a semester average of 4.0 with no failing grades, incomplete or “U” grades will be named to the President’s List.
10.60
Dean's List - Matriculated students achieving a semester average of 3.50 to 3.99, with no “F”, incomplete or "U" grades will be named to the Dean's List. Matriculated students achieving an average of 3.00 to 3.49 with no “F”, incomplete or "U" grades will be named to the Dean's Honorable Mention List.
10.70
Honors - Students who earn the necessary cumulative GPA and who meet the requirements stated in 10.80/10.81/10.82 are Honors Students. Graduation honors are awarded upon completion of the final semester and include Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude and Summa Cum Laude are honors designations. For purposes of the Commencement Ceremony a preliminary determination is made for graduation honors based on student performance in the semester preceding the ceremony
10.80
Cum Laude - A student whose GPA is 3.25 - 3.49 at the time of graduation
10.81
Magna Cum Laude - A student whose GPA is 3.50 - 3.89 at the time of graduation.
10.90
Eligibility for Student Athlete Participation in Collegiate Athletics

At conclusion of the first semester student athletes must pass 12 hours with a minimum 1.50 GPA.

At the conclusion of the second semester student athletes must have passed 24 hours with a minimum 1.75 GPA.

At the conclusion of the third semester student athletes must have passed 36 hours with a minimum 1.90 GPA.

For all remaining semesters the student athletes must pass an additional 12 hours and maintain an overall GPA of 2.00 or higher.

Transfer credits may be counted for overall credits accumulated; however, transfer grade may not be calculated into the GPA.

Transfer student athletes that are deemed eligible at their previous institution (per NCAA requirement) will be eligible to compete immediately at SUNY Cobleskill. Upon completion of the first semester at SUNY Cobleskill, the student athlete must meet all of SUNY Cobleskill’s institutional athletic eligibility standards in order to continue to compete.
10.60
Dean's List - Matriculated students achieving a semester average of 3.50 to 3.99, with no “F”, incomplete or "U" grades will be named to the Dean's List. Matriculated students achieving an average of 3.00 to 3.49 with no “F”, incomplete or "U" grades will be named to the Dean's Honorable Mention List.

 

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