Institutional Academic Progress

BMCC considers a degree-seeking student to be in good academic standing and making satisfactory academic progress if the student maintains at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) each term, maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 each term, and successfully passes 66.67% of attempted credits for each term.

Degree- and certificate-seeking students will be placed on academic progress notification for any of the following reasons:  

  • Single term GPA below 2.0
  • Cumulative GPA below 2.0
  • Failure to successfully complete at least 66.67% of attempted credits for the term

In this procedure, consecutive means two back-to-back terms of attendance separated by no more than one term.  Examples:

  • Spring and Fall (non-attendance during summer term)
  • Fall and Winter
  • Fall and Spring (non-attendance during winter term)

Guidelines:
At the end of each academic term the registrar will evaluate the academic progress of degree- and certificate-seeking students to determine their academic status applying the criteria listed above.  The registrar will send electronic notification, prior to the start of the next term, to each student placed on academic alert, academic warning, or academic suspension.

Good Academic Standing:
Criteria: Students are considered in good academic standing if they earn a minimum term GPA of 2.0, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, and pass at least 66.67% of attempted credits for each term.


Academic Alert:
Criteria: Students are considered on academic alert after the first term in which their term GPA falls below 2.0 or they do not successfully complete at least 66.67% of attempted credits for the term.

Action: The registrar will update the student's academic progress status with the notation of "Academic Alert" and will notify advisor by email of the status of the student's academic progress level.  Students will be provided with a list of academic resources and referred to the Student Learning Center (SLC) for guidance on those resources.  The SLC Coordinator will recommend that they utillize a minimum of 10 hours of tutoring to assist them in subject matters in which they are deficient.

Students will be reinstated to good academic standing upon achieving a minimum term GPA of 2.0, and having completed at least 66.67% of attempted credits for each term.

Academic Warning:
Criteria: Students are considered on academic warning if their term GPA is below 2.0 or they do not successfully complete at least 66.67% of attempted credit for each term, rand/or if they have a cumulative GPA below 2.0 for two (2) consecutive terms.

Action The registrar will update the student's academic progress status with the notation of "Academic Warning" and will notify advisor by email of the status of the student's academic progress level.  Students will receive a letter in the mail to include tutoring and other support services available to them.

Students will be reinstated to good academic standing upon achieving a minimum term GPA of 2.0, and completion of at least 66.67% of attempted credits for the most recent term completed.

Academic Suspension:
Criteria: Students are placed on academic suspension when their term GPA falls below 2.0, or they do not successfully complete at least 66.67% of attempted credits for a third consecutive term, and/or if their cumulative GPA below 2.0 for three (3) consecutive terms.

Action: The registrar will update the student's academic progress status with the notation of "Academic Supension" and will notify advisor by email of the status of the student's academic progress level. While suspended, the student may not register for classes.

Students have the right to appeal their academic suspension by submitting a packet including :

  • Academic Suspension Appeal form
  • Advising Worksheet
  • All supporting documents/statements as indicated on appeal form. 

Packets are to be submitted to the Pendleton Service Centr.  The Institutional Academic Progress (IAP) Review Committee, consisting of the registrar/director of admissions, director advsing, and director of student financial assistance, will review appeal packets no later than the third day of classes.  If a student fails to submit the complete packet prior to the third day of classes, the student will be administratively dropped from all courses.

In the event the IAP Review Committee rules the suspension valid, the student will have the right to appeal the decision to the associate vice president of enrollment management.

The IAP Review Committee has discretionary power to work within these guidelines to implement any step if warranted or to extend any step, as they deem appropriate.

A student academically suspended more than once will not be allowed to register for credit classes for one full academic year beginning the term after the second academic suspension.  A student may ask to return in the corresponding term in the next academic year by submitting to the Pendleton Service Center an Academic Appeal packet consisting of the forms listed above.