Central Texas College

Academic Probation, Suspension, and Dismissal

Academic standards of progress are monitored by CTC to identify students who are having academic difficulty. To increase the likelihood a student will succeed at CTC, the Guidance and Counseling advisors will limit a student's enrollment and course selection. Students are responsible for knowing their academic status at all times. Academic probation and suspension are a separate process from financial aid probation and suspension.  For any questions regarding your status, please e-mail vivian.munera-spears@ctcd.edu or jovita.gutierrez@ctcd.edu.

  1. Students who fail to maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) during their initial seven semester hours will be notified of their unsatisfactory academic progress status and provided a list of student support services available to them.
  2. Students who fail to (a) maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA after the first seven semester hours or (b) fail to achieve a 2.0 GPA during any term after the first seven semester hours and have less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA will be placed on academic probation during the next term in which they register. Students will be notified of their status via e-mail and referred to Guidance and Counseling for academic advisement and assistance. Once students raise their cumulative GPA to 2.0, their status will be changed to academic good standing. Students who fail to achieve a 2.0 GPA during their semester of probation and whose cumulative GPA is less than 2.0 will be placed on academic suspension. The mandatory suspension period is one 16-week semester, two eight-week terms or both summer semesters.
  3. Suspended students who return after the required suspension period or who have successfully appealed suspension through the college appeals process, will be readmitted on an academic probationary status. Students will be required to regularly report to an academic advisor in Guidance and Counseling for assessment and advisement during the semester for which readmitted. Students readmitted after academic suspension who fail to achieve a 2.0 GPA during their semester of probation will be placed on academic dismissal for two long semesters or one long semester (spring) and the following summer sessions (both). Warning: Students who earn a 2.0 GPA during their re-entry semester but whose cumulative CTC GPA is still below 2.0 will not be able to graduate with a certificate or degree until they raise their overall CTC GPA to at least a 2.0.
  4. Students on academic dismissal may petition for re-admission only after they have been out the required dismissal period. Students re-admitted must consult with an academic advisor on a regular basis and participate in assessment and student support services. Students must also comply with registration restrictions established as a condition of readmission.
  5. Students re-admitted after academic dismissal who fail to maintain a term GPA of 2.0 or receive a "F," "N" or "XN," will again be placed on academic dismissal for two long semesters or one long semester and both summer sessions. The same procedures for re-entry apply to repeated periods of academic dismissal.

Suspension/probation students who receive financial aid or VA benefits must comply with VA and student financial aid requirements for satisfactory progress before reinstatement of their financial aid or VA benefits. Academic probation, suspension and dismissal are separate processes from financial aid and VA.

Campus and Community Resources can be found below:

Guidance and Counseling Textbook Lending Program
Financial Aid Free Counseling for Staff and Students
Career Center Disability Services
International Student Services Evaluated Credit
Bookstore Free Tutoring
Free online tutoring for military members and families WebAdvisor
Taking an online class? Developmental Studies Tutoring (Bldg 150, Rm 1095)
Class Schedules Catalog
GPA Calculator Completion Rate Calculator
Veterans Services Library