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Satisfactory Academic Progress

Century College and the Minnesota State Board Policy 2.9 requires 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.

  • In order to meet these standards, you must have:

    1. A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 (A to F) scale at Century College; AND
       
    2. A cumulative completion rate of at least 67% of credits attempted (includes transfer credits).
    • The first time you fail to meet the Standards of Academic Progress you are placed on warning.
    • The second semester in which you fail to meet the Standards of Academic Progress you are suspended from attending and receiving financial aid.

Academic or Financial Aid Warning

If you fail to meet the minimum cumulative qualitative (2.00 GPA) or quantitative (67% completion rate) standards of academic progress you will be placed on warning for the next enrollment period. While on warning you may continue to attend college and receive financial aid, however, you are expected to take corrective action. We strongly encourage you to:

  • Visit with your advisor/counselor to understand why you are on academic/financial aid warning.
  • Develop strategies to improve your academic success.
  • Meet periodically with your instructors for updates on your academic progress.
  • Attend GPS LifePlan or Student Success Day workshops.
  • Make use of college support services.

These interventions will help you to identify specific barriers to success and learn how to overcome them.

If you received an academic or financial aid warning or are on probation, and you do not meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards, you will be placed on academic/financial aid suspension.

Academic Suspension

You have two choices when suspended:

  1. Serve your suspension.
    If this is your first suspension, you need to sit out one semester, not including summer.
    If this is your second suspension, you are required to sit out two semesters, not including summer.
    Before returning to college, you are required to attend a re-admission session (see Re-admission to Century College tab) to create your academic plan and obtain a re-admit form.
     
  2. Appeal your suspension based on extenuating circumstances.

    The deadline to appeal spring 2017 suspension to attend summer classes is Thursday, May 25 at 12 noon.
    The deadline to appeal spring 2017 suspension to attend fall classes is Friday, June 30 at 12 noon.
    The deadline to appeal summer 2017 suspension to attend fall classes is Tuesday, August 22 at 12 noon.

    The college believes that students are responsible for their own academic progress and for seeking assistance when experiencing academic difficulty. However, occassionally a student's failure to make satisfactory academic progress is due to extenuating circumstances, therefore, we have developed an appeal process for these situations. (This form can be used to appeal both your financial aid and academic suspension.)

Financial Aid Suspension

If you are on financial aid warning or probation and fail to meet satisfactory academic progress you will be suspended.

You have two choices when suspended:

  1. Appeal your suspension based on extenuating circumstances. (This form can be used to appeal both your academic and financial aid suspension.)

    The deadline to appeal spring 2017 suspension to attend summer classes is Thursday, May 25 at 12 noon.
    The deadline to appeal spring 2017 suspension to attend fall classes is Friday, June 30 at 12 noon.
    The deadline to appeal summer 2017 suspension to attend fall classes is Tuesday, August 22 at 12 noon.

    If you are appealing your financial aid suspension from a semester prior to spring 2017 this can be submitted beyond the dates listed above. Please plan accordingly as financial aid appeals can take up to 10 business days to process.
     
  2. Pay for your classes out of pocket.
    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.

Academic and Financial Aid Probation

All approved appeals and probationary terms require that you abide by a conditional plan that will help you return to good standing.

  • Academic probation requires that you must complete 67% of your term credits with a 2.00 GPA.
  • Financial aid probation includes term standards of 2.5 GPA and 100% of completion, which are higher than the institution's cumulative standards.

At the end of your probationary term, if you meet the cumulative standards you will be removed from probation. If you do not meet the cumulative standards, but you meet the term standards of the conditional approval of your suspension, you will remain on probation. If you do not meet the cumulative standards and you also do not meet the term standards of the conditional approval of your suspension, you will be re-suspended.

Re-admission to Century College

If you have been sitting out your suspension and wish to be re-admitted to Century College, click on the link provided to you by email or contact the Advising, Counseling and Career Center to schedule a re-admission workshop, room W2410 or 651-779-3285.

The deadline to be re-admitted to Century College to attend summer classes is Friday, May 12.
The deadline to be re-admitted to Century College to attend fall classes is Friday, August 11.

  • If this is your first suspension, you need to sit out one semester, not including summer.
  • If this is your second suspension, you are required to sit out two semesters, not including summer.
  • Before returning to college, you are required to attend a re-admission session to create your academic plan and obtain a re-admit form. 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.

Fill out the Financial Aid Appeal Form prior to your re-admit session if you are intending to appeal your Financial Aid Suspension. Your financial aid is not automatically reinstated. You 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 your eligibility for financial aid.

At the re-admit session you will:

  1. View a presentation regarding Satisfactory Academic Progress and strategies for success.
  2. Meet with an advisor or counselor who will discuss your academic record, provide guidance for course selection, and identify strategies for success.
  3. The advisor/counselor will submit your appeal to the Suspension Appeal Committee for a decision on your financial aid suspension.
  4. Fill out the Student Change of Information form and submit to the Records Office if you have changed your address, phone number or major since you last attended, W2320, 651-779-3299.
  5. Contact the Business Office to pay any fines or previous tuition in order to register for your returning semester, W2340, 651-779-3278.
  6. Click here for tuition payment information.