Academic/Financial Aid Warning and Suspension

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Counselors can help you:

  • Understand why you are on academic warning, probation, or suspension.
  • Develop strategies to improve your academic success.

Students on Academic or Financial Aid Warning or Probation

Students on warning or probation are strongly recommended to attend Student Success Day workshops, meet periodically with their instructors for updates on their academic progress as well as, have individual meetings with a counselor. These interventions will help the student to identify specific barriers to success and learn how to overcome them.

Students on Academic Suspension

Students on warning or probation who failed to meet satisfactory academic progress will be suspended.

You have two choices when suspended:

  1. Serve your suspension.
    If this is your first suspension, you need to sit out one semester; if this is your second suspension, you are required to sit out two semesters. Before returning to college, you are required to attend a re-admission session to create your academic plan and obtain a re-admit form.
    Contact the Counseling Center at 651.779.3285 to set up an appointment for your re-admit session.
    In order to process your re-admission to the college in a timely manner we encourage you to attend a session at least four weeks before the start of the semester.
  2. Appeal your suspension based on extenuating circumstances (see appeal criteria below).

Students on Financial Aid Suspension

Students on financial aid warning or probation who failed to meet satisfactory academic progress will be suspended.

You have two choices when suspended:

  1. Appeal your suspension based on extenuating circumstances. Using the appeal forms below, explain your extenuating circumstances, how those circumstances will no longer prevent you from being academically successful and be sure to provide supporting documentation.
  2. If there are no extenuating circumstances, you will need to demonstrate that you are ready to be academically successful. Consider enrolling in and completing courses with a minimum term grade point average of 2.50 and completing 100% of your courses for the term. You will not receive financial aid until you have a successful appeal.

A student will be reinstated to financial aid eligibility by either meeting the cumulative standards for academic progress or by successfully appealing.
Neither paying for classes nor sitting out for any length of time is sufficient to guarantee a student's eligibility for financial aid.

Suspension Appeal

Century College and the MnSCU Board Policy 2.9 require that all students make satisfactory academic progress towards a degree, diploma or certificate to remain in good academic standing. The College also believes that students are responsible for their own academic progress and for seeking assistance when experiencing academic difficulty. However, occasionally a student’s failure to make satisfactory academic progress is due to extenuating circumstances; therefore, we have developed an appeal process for these situations.

Appeal Criteria

The following criteria will be used as the basis for an appeal:

  • Medical or mental health issues – A doctor’s statement on letterhead is required as documentation.
  • A death in the immediate family – father, mother, or sibling.
    Documentation required: death certificate or obituary notice stating your name.
  • Military call for active duty – Copy of official military orders is required for documentation.
  • Family/relationship issues (i.e. abusive relationship) – Legal documentation required.
  • Disability issues not previously diagnosed or documented – Verified documentation must be turned into the Access Center.
  • Natural Disaster: Flood, fire or tornado – Insurance verification required.
  • Loss of Job – Unemployment verification, W-2, termination letter from employer required for documentation.
  • Recently completed a successful semester, 2.5 term GPA and 100% completion rate, at Century or another college – Documentation needed: Academic Record or Official transcript (not required if credits are from Century College).
  • Other – extenuating or unusual circumstances that prevented you from succeeding academically, include documentation.

Note: The following criteria are NOT considered extenuating:

  • lack of funds
  • employment scheduling issues
  • change in marital status
  • child care issues
  • transportation issues
  • lack of knowledge of college policy
  • failure to correctly process web registration activity
  • dissatisfaction with instructor and/or course
  • failure to follow prerequisites or placement results

Academic and Financial Aid Suspension Appeal Process

  1. Complete these two forms:
    Academic or Financial Aid Suspension Appeal Form
    Academic Success Checklist and Plan of Action
  2. Obtain required documentation (Appeals without documentation will be denied)
  3. Call the counseling reception desk at 651.779.3285 to schedule a suspension appeal. You will be asked to meet with a counselor who will review your academic record, including placement scores/levels for math, reading and writing; provide guidance for course selection; identify strategies for success; and review the terms of your appeal with you.
  4. The counselor you meet with will submit your suspension appeal to be reviewed.
  5. You will be notified in writing of the outcome of your appeal. If your academic suspension appeal is approved, and your financial aid suspension appeal is denied, you are responsible for full payment of your tuition and fees. If you choose not to attend you are responsible for dropping your classes by the drop deadline.