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Academic Standing

 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. A student on Academic Suspension may not enroll for one semester. (Adopted January 12, 2018).

Academic Suspension means students must apply for special permission to re-enroll at EPCC with academic counselor. The students may be eligible for continued enrollment up to thirteen semester credit hours; at discretion of the counselor. (Note: Upon extenuating circumstances and receipt of supporting documentation).

Students are required to meet with an academic counselor to complete a petition for academic suspension. The student must repeat any course in which a “D” or “F” grade was received. The student must attend tutoring or participate in similar College support services. (New: Failure to comply with these conditions may result in student not being able to register for the next semester.)

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 who have not met GPA of 2.0; will not be allowed to re-enroll for one calendar year. (New: Exceptions are only allowed with petition with an approval of the Associate Vice President of Instruction and student success.)

Students with three consecutive term suspensions will not be allowed to enroll for one calendar year. (New: Exceptions are only allowed with petition with an approval of the Associate Vice President of Instruction and student success.)


 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.


 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 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.