STAR (STudent Achievement & Retention)
Academic Standards Policy
Beginning fall 2005, Aims Community College will implement an Academic Standards Policy which will ensure that degree and certificate seeking students maintain satisfactory academic progress. To remain in Academic Good Standing, a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher must be maintained. Academic Good Standing is required to be eligible to receive a degree or certificate. Students who achieve less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA will be placed on Academic Probation as a warning that their academic progress is unsatisfactory.
Once placed on Academic Probation, students will have a registration hold placed on their records temporarily preventing further registration activity. Removal of the hold is contingent upon completion of an Academic Success Plan and subsequent meeting with an Academic Advisor in the Student Success Center. The purpose of this requirement is to help students recognize obstacles that have impeded academic success and to identify solutions that will contribute to improved academic performance. Please note that Academic Probation differs from Financial Aid Probation. Any concerns regarding Financial Aid status and eligibility should be directed to the Student Financial Assistance office for further information.
Students on Academic Probation status who do not demonstrate improvement in the following semesters may be placed on Academic Suspension. Students who are academically suspended from Aims Community College will need to submit a written appeal for reinstatement which will be forwarded to the Academic Standards Appeals Committee for review and decision. The Committee will be comprised of representatives from faculty, student services and administration. If an appeal is denied, students will be required to sit out a term, reapply for admission, and develop an Academic Reentry Plan with the Student Success Center at the time of reapplication. A full explanation of the appeal process will be made available to students placed on Academic Suspension.
If you are experiencing academic difficulties, you are urged you take immediate action to improve your academic performance to avoid Academic Probation status. In addition to requesting assistance from your instructor or advisor, you may also get help from a variety of academic resources available to students on the Greeley, Loveland, and Fort Lupton campuses. A listing of Academic Resources by Campus is available for your reference through Web Services on the Student Page under Academic Standards.
At Aims Community College we are very interested in your success. Please use the resources available to you to achieve your educational goals. Questions or inquiries about the Academic Standards Policy may be referred to the Dean for Student Services by calling (970) 339-6258.