Academic Standing

Standards for Academic Success

The WCTC Standards for Academic Success define the requirements students must meet to maintain satisfactory academic progress. They also establish a formal process to identify, notify and provide assistance to students who fall below academic standards.

WCTC calculates a student’s academic status twice a year: after the end of the fall semester and the end of the spring semester. This calculation includes:

Good academic standing

To remain in good academic standing, a student must maintain:

A passing grade is required in each program course, and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required to meet graduation requirements in certificate, associate degree and technical diploma programs. Additional individual program requirements must be met for graduation, which may include a minimum of 2.0 course grade in certain courses as well as the cumulative grade point average requirements. Students are advised to contact their program advisor for specific information regarding course and program grade point average requirements.

Students who fail to meet the above requirements for good academic standing will be subject to the following:

Academic Warning

Academic probation

Academic Dismissal

Following dismissal of one year, the student may apply for admission (or readmission) to a program. Students may also register for associate degree, diploma or certificate courses as a non-declared student. Failure to make required academic progress upon re-enrollment will result in additional warning, probation and dismissal sanctions.