Academic Standing

Standards for Academic Success

The WCTC Standards for Academic Success define the requirements students must meet to maintain satisfactory academic progress for those students enrolled in associate degree and/or technical degree programs AND who have enrolled in 6 credits or more during the term. These standards also establish a formal process to identify, notify and provide assistance to students who fall below satisfactory academic standards.

WCTC calculates a student’s academic standing twice a year: after the end of the fall semester and the end of the spring semester. This calculation includes semester grade point average (GPA) based on coursework completed at WCTC during the semester being evaluated.

Good academic standing

To remain in good academic standing with the College, a student must maintain a minimum semester GPA of 2.0.

Students who fail to meet this academic standing requirement will be subject to the following:

Academic Warning

Academic probation

Academic Dismissal

Re-enrollment after Academic Dismissal

Appeal Process

If the student believes extenuating circumstances prevented them from maintaining satisfactory academic progress, a student may appeal their academic dismissal by submitting an appeal, which includes the following:

  1. An explanation of why the student did not maintain academic progress and what has changed in the student’s situation to enhance future academic success.
  2. If applicable, include third-party documentation to support the reasons given for not maintaining academic progress.
  3. Steps taken to remedy these impediments and to prevent them from occurring again.
  4. Identify any WCTC resources available to help maintain academic progress.
  5. A personal plan of action to ensure academic progress will be met in future semesters.

Following receipt of the appeal:

Graduation Requirements

Please note, a passing grade is required in each program course, and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required to meet graduation requirements in associate degree and technical diploma programs. Additional individual program requirements must be met for graduation, which may include a minimum of 2.0 course grade in certain courses as well as the cumulative grade point average requirements. Students are advised to contact their academic advisor for specific information regarding course and program grade point average requirements.