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Academic Probation & Suspension
Students must achieve a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 to maintain satisfactory academic progress at Florida
Keys Community College. Students, including dual enrollment students, who have attempted seven (7) or more college
credits with less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA (not including college preparatory courses) will be placed on academic
probation.
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.
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