Academic Standing

 GPA Requirements

El Paso Community College requires students to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of a 2.0 to remain in school. Grades are reviewed on a semester by semester basis to ensure you are in Good Standing.

 Academic Probation

If your GPA falls below a 2.0 or "C" average, you will be placed on Academic Probation for a semester. Academic Probation is a warning from the College indicating that your academic performance did not meet satisfactory progress. If you are on Academic Probation, it is important for you to meet regularly with a counselor or academic advisor to review your academic status. You will remain on Academic Probation as long as your semester GPA is at least a 2.0 and your cumulative GPA is below a 2.0.

 Good Standing

Good standing means you have maintained a term average of a 2.0 or higher. A grade point average of a 2.0 is equivalent to a "C" average. You must earn C’s or higher to ensure you are in good standing with the College.

 Academic Suspension

Any student placed on Academic Probation whose term GPA falls below a 2.0 or fails to earn grades equivalent to a "C" or better will be placed on Academic Suspension. Academic Suspension means students must apply for special permission to re-enroll at EPCC. Students are required to meet with an academic counselor to complete a petition for academic suspension. Students must register in person at the registrar's office. Students are required to complete all their classes with a "C" or better until they return to Good Standing. Following a second successive suspension, students will not be allowed to re-enroll for one calendar year.