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FKCC 2012-2013
Academic Probation
Students on academic probation are required to meet with an advisor to create an academic plan prior to enrolling in any
college credit course.
Students on academic probation are limited to a maximum of six credit hours per semester, for which a 2.0 GPA or better
must be received to be removed from probation. Should the student register for less than 6 credits, he/she will remain on
probation until such time that he/she does acquire 6 credits.
If students on academic probation have not previously enrolled and successfully completed College Survival Skills, then
they must enroll in this 3-credit course as part of their 6-credit course load.
In addition, should the student register for 6 credits and fail to achieve the required 2.0 GPA, then he/she will be placed on
academic suspension.
Academic Suspension
Students on academic suspension are prohibited from enrolling in any credit courses for a minimum of one college
semester. Students who fulfill their academic suspension requirements and wish to re-enroll in credit courses must follow
the academic probation guidelines.
Students have two weeks to appeal their academic suspension to the Student Services Appeals Committee. The appeal of
this action must be in writing and must be accompanied with any supporting documents (for example e.g., a supplemental
grade report from an instructor correcting an inaccurately reported grade).
Academic Amnesty
Academic Amnesty allows students with poor academic records to request that transfer or FKCC coursework that is ten or
more calendar years old be excluded from GPA calculations and in determining graduation eligibility. Academic Amnesty is
a one-time non-reversible opportunity. Students who wish to apply for Academic Amnesty should first discuss the program
with an academic advisor or program advisor. Students must complete the Academic Amnesty Form for consideration by
the Student Services Appeals Committee.
Students planning to transfer to another college or university are cautioned that the receiving institution may use all grades
attempted when computing a GPA for admissions eligibility, or for other purposes. Academic Amnesty has no effect on the
student’s financial aid award history. Academic Amnesty has no effect on the calculation of course attempts related to the
multiple course attempts surcharge.
VA Satisfactory Progress Policy
The Satisfactory Progress Average (SPA) is computed the same way the grade point average is computed-(A=4), (B=3),
(C=2), (D=1), (F=0) and (FN=0). I’s, W’s, N’s, NR’s and X’s are not computed in the SPA. Using the quality point system, the SPA
is computed by adding the total quality value of all courses and dividing by the number of credit hours attempted during a
given term. The SPA is cumulative. It is computed at the end of each term. An SPA of 2.0 is satisfactory progress; less than 2.0
is unsatisfactory progress. Any veteran with a SPA of less than 2.0 will be placed on academic probation. A veteran will not
be permitted more than two consecutive terms on probation. If during the second term on probation, the student does not
earn a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA, his/her benefits will be suspended.
Once a veteran has been terminated from receiving VA benefits due to unsatisfactory progress, the college will not recertify
the veteran. He/she will be permitted to attend classes, but will not receive benefits. A student may re-establish eligibility
for VA benefits in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Veteran’s Administration.
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