Academic Probation and Dismissal

Academic Probation and Dismissal

A student is placed on academic probation when her/his cumulative grade point average falls below the established minimum which follows:

Credit Hours Attempted

Cumulative GPA

0-29 semester hours


30-44 semester hours


45-up semester hours


A probationary e-mail is sent to each student at the conclusion of each semester.

A student attending or who has attended another college or university and who is placed on probation by that college or university may be placed on probation if admitted to LCCC. She/he will remain on probation until meeting the minimum cumulative GPA REQUIRED for the number of credit hours attempted at LCCC.

Academic probation will require a student to reduce her/his course load and to register at the next regular semester registration for not more than twelve (12) credit hours of coursework; and not more than six credit hours of work in a regular eight-week summer semester or one class in a five-week summer term. In addition, a registration hold will be placed on the student’s MyCampus account and the student will need to meet with a career and academic advisement professional or academic counselor to register for classes or adjust their schedule.

Dismissals and reinstatement

The committee on scholastic standing has set a standard of scholastic achievement that every LCCC student must reach. Each semester, the Registrar addresses the problem of marginal academic achievement and recommends students to be dismissed who have attempted at least 10 semester credit hours. A student, who fails to earn a 1.5 GPA, after attempting ten semester hours, is subject to dismissal, as are those who have been on academic probation two or more semesters (at least 20 credit hours cumulatively attempted) and whose GPA is considerably below the minimum GPA REQUIRED to be removed from probation. Established minimum GPAs for dismissal are:

 0-29 credit hours attempted      1.50
 30-44 credit hours attempted    1.65
 45-up credit hours attempted    1.80

In addition, the Registrar reviews each student’s course withdrawal history and will recommend for dismissal those with excessive withdrawals.

A student, notified of academic dismissal by the associate provost for enrollment management and student success the first time, may be readmitted after an absence of two semesters subject to the recommendation of a college counselor, which may include portions of the placement assessment process; i.e., testing or retesting. Students may be restricted to part-time study during their first semesters of study after returning from a first dismissal.

Any student who has been readmitted to the College after the first academic dismissal will be expected to demonstrate solid evidence of academic advancement. Failure to do so will result in a second academic dismissal. A student who has been academically dismissed the second time may be readmitted only after consultation with, and approval from, the coordinator of counseling and advising services, under the direction of the associate provost for enrollment management and student success, and only after an absence of one calendar year.

Any student who has been readmitted to the College after the second dismissal will be expected to demonstrate solid evidence of academic advancement. Students may be restricted to part-time study during their first semesters of study after returning from a second dismissal. Failure to do so will result in a third academic dismissal. A student who has been academically dismissed for the third time can request readmission only by writing to the provost/VPLAS. This can only be done after an absence of two calendar years. The provost/vice president for academic and learner services may or may not approve the request. Restrictions will apply if the request is granted. There are no additional provisions for reinstatement after the fourth dismissal.

Students academically dismissed have the right to appeal in writing to the committee on scholastic standing. Failure to meet the appeal deadline for the dismissal semester will negate the right to appeal and obligate the students to the REQUIRED interruption of their education. Letters of appeal must be received in the Records office before the close of business the eighth Friday of the semester following the dismissal semester.

Transfer students who are on probation or dismissed from other colleges/universities will be subject to the same reduced course load limitation policy that applies to LCCC students on probation.

A student is subject to dismissal from LCCC for social misconduct and academic dishonesty at any time, regardless of her or his academic standing. The procedures for dismissal due to social misconduct and academic dishonesty are outlined in the policy section under Code of Student Conduct (refer to the online catalog web site for Code of Student Conduct).

Non-academic dismissal

The faculty directly associated with any program offered at LCCC retains the prerogative to recommend dismissal of a student to the Committee on Scholastic Standing, regardless of the student’s cumulative grade point average. Valid supporting evidence that the student lacks a particular personal or professional characteristic and/or ability REQUIRED, must accompany the recommendation for dismissal.

A student dismissed from the program in which she/he was enrolled is encouraged to confer with a College counselor before entering another program offered at the College. Readmission to the College is dependent upon policy and procedure as well as circumstances outlined in the Code of Student Conduct (refer to the
online catalog Web site for Code of Student Conduct).

Academic and Employment Workload
Students who are employed more than twenty (20) hours per week might reduce their class load in accordance with their work load. College level study generally requires at least two hours of study for each hour of in-class time. A suggested schedule for balance is:

Employment Workload

Academic Workload

Over 40 hours 8 credit hours
30-40 hours 9-11 credit hours
20-30 hours 12-14 credit hours
Under 20 hours 15+ credit hours



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LCCC will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Licensed Practical nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 2 p.m. on September 28, 2016 at Lorain County Community College, in HS 139.

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