Polices and Procedures

Board By Law:   
Policy Number:  5.4301
Subject Area:  Student Services 
Approved Date:  01/11/2021

I.      Standards for Academic Achievement at Kaskaskia College have been established in order to guide the student in pursuit of academic success and maintain an academic environment that clearly defines expectations for progress. 

II.      Academic Achievement standards apply to students enrolled in six (6) or more credit hours and actively pursuing a certificate or degree.  Progression requirements for special admit programs may require higher grades and/or GPA and take priority over the standards set forth below. Scholarship recipients who fall below good standing may no longer be eligible for award as stipulated in their scholarship guidelines.

        A.       Good Standing

  • Students with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher are in good standing.

III.      Kaskaskia Early Enrichment Program (KEEP) Participant

        A.      Students who fall between a 2.0 and 2.3 cumulative GPA will be placed into the Kaskaskia Early Enrichment Program.  These students will be engaged using targeted intervention strategies throughout the following semester

        B.      Any student who is attempting six (6) or more credit hours during a semester and whose cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0 will be placed on “Academic Warning.”  Students who are placed on “Academic Warning” may continue enrollment and will be expected to complete an Academic Recovery Assessment and Contract.

        C.      A. student who was placed on “Academic Warning” during his/her previous term of enrollment, has a current term grade point average of 2.0 or higher, and has a cumulative term grade-point average of less than 2.0 will be placed on “Continuing Academic Warning.”  Students placed on “Continuing Academic Warning” may continue enrollment and will be expected to complete an Academic Recovery Assessment and Contract.

        D.      Any student who has a current term grade point average of less than 2.0 and cumulative grade point average of less than 2.0 for a second consecutive semester will be placed on “Academic Suspension.” 

  • Suspended students will be dropped from courses and a suspension hold will be put on their student record.
  • Suspended students will not be allowed to attend for one semester following suspension. Suspended students may access KC student success resources during the suspension period to prepare for their return.
  • Students who have been suspended must meet with a KEEP liaison/mentor before re-enrolling at KC and will be required to complete an Academic Recovery Assessment and Contract. The semester the students return after suspension or successful appeal, KC will limit them to enrolling in seven (7) credit hours.
  • First time suspended students may appeal their suspended status.  See Academic Standing Appeal Process outlined below

       E.      Any student who is placed on suspension for a second time will not be allowed to appeal. The suspended student will not be allowed to attend for one semester following suspension.

  • Suspended students will be dropped from courses and a 2nd suspension hold will be put on their student record.
  • 2nd Suspended students will not be allowed to attend for one semester following suspension. Suspended students may access KC student success resources during the suspension period to prepare for their return.
  • Students who have been suspended must meet with a KEEP liaison/mentor before re-enrolling at KC and will be required to complete an Academic Recovery Assessment and Contract. The semester the students return after suspension, KC will limit them to enrolling in seven (7) credit hours.

       F.      Any student who is placed on suspension for a third time will not be allowed to appeal.

  • Suspended students will be dropped from courses and a 3rd suspension hold will be put on their student record.
  • 3rd Suspended students will not be allowed to attend for year following suspension. Suspended students may access KC student success resources during the suspension period to prepare for their return.
  • Students who have received a 3rd suspended must meet with the Vice President of Student Services prior to enrollment.  Returning students will be required to complete an Academic Recovery Assessment and Contract. KC will limit them to enrolling in seven (7) credit hours.

      G.      A successful term of completion (2.0 GPA or higher) will move the student back to “Continued Academic Warning”.

IV.      Academic Standing Appeal Process

      A.      Students may appeal the first “Academic Suspension” in writing to the Registrar or a designated representative.  Appeal forms are available online by visiting the myKC Document Center.  The form is in the Admissions/Registration folder and the Academic Achievement – KEEP subfolder. 

     B.      The student should document unforeseen or extenuating circumstances that led to unsatisfactory progress in their coursework.  The student should provide information on steps that will be taken to improve their coursework.

     C.      The Academic Appeals Committee will review all appeals and may grant Continuing Academic Warning status. 

Approval History:
January 11, 2021
October 23, 2017
May 19, 2015


  Actions Chart for Cumulative GPAs Lower Than 2.00