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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  Apr 13, 2021
 
2016-2017 Catalog [Aug. 2016-Aug. 2017] 
    
2016-2017 Catalog [Aug. 2016-Aug. 2017] [Archived Catalog]

Appendix: Standards of Academic Progress/Academic Standing


Florida State College at Jacksonville is dedicated to providing students with a high quality educational experience in an environment supportive of intellectual and personal development. The purpose of the Standards of Academic Progress/Academic Standing (SOAP) is to communicate the College's minimum expectations of academic progress.

College Credit Standards of Academic Progress

Students Who Will Be Affected

The standards described below are effective at the beginning of fall semester 2016. These standards supersede the previously published standards and will be applied to all college credit degree seeking students who have enrolled in a Florida State College at Jacksonville for a cumulative total of 6 or more credits. A student's cumulative Grade Point Average (including college preparatory courses) will be used in the determination of academic standing.

New and returning students with fewer than 6 credits of enrollment will be evaluated initially at the end of the semester in which they enroll in a Florida State College at Jacksonville cumulative total of 6 or more credits, including preparatory courses.

Transfer students entering Florida State College at Jacksonville will be evaluated once their records indicate 6 or more Florida State College at Jacksonville credits of enrollment, including preparatory courses.

*Please note that these standards are not the same as those applicable to financial aid. See the Financial Aid section  of the catalog for financial aid standards.

Specific Standards

Students must achieve two or more the following standards each term:

  • Required Cumulative Grade Point Average: 2.0
  • Required Term Grade Point Average: 2.0

Satisfactory Standing

Students who meet or exceed the established standards will be considered to have satisfactory standing under the academic standards. Students who are placed on academic warning or academic probation will be returned to satisfactory standing as soon as they bring their SOAP cumulative GPA to a 2.0 or higher, have a term GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Standards for Students on Academic Warning, Academic Probation and Academic Suspension

Academic Warning

Students who do not meet the standards for satisfactory standing (cumulative GPA below 2.0 or a term GPA below 2.0) will be placed on academic warning. It is strongly recommended that students talk to a Student Success Advisor to discuss your academic plan and academic support services before the next term registration. Students who make satisfactory progress during the semester term GPA 2.0 or higher and cumulative GPA less than 2.0) will remain on academic warning until they return to satisfactory standing.

Academic Probation

Students who do not make satisfactory progress based on the standard while on academic warning (term GPA below 2.0) will be placed on academic probation the next enrollment semester. All students placed on probation must meet with a Student Success Advisor during the semester before registering for future semesters. Their enrollment may be limited in order to ensure success. Students who make academic progress (term GPA 2.0 or higher) will remain on academic warning until they return to satisfactory standing.

Suspension

Students who do not make satisfactory progress (2.0 term GPA or greater) while on academic probation will be placed on academic suspension and must wait one semester before reinstatement is possible. Students on academic suspension should seek reinstatement by contacting an Academic Success Coach approximately two months prior to the beginning of the semester they wish to re-enter Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Notification of Status

All students will be notified of their Academic Standing status in the student portal.

Reinstatement Process

  1. Following the suspension period, students who wish to re-enter Florida State College at Jacksonville must complete an application for reinstatement available at any Campus Student Success Office. All students requesting reinstatement must meet with the campus Dean or the dean's designee. The campus Dean or the dean's designee will enter the approval for all reinstatements.
  2. Suspended students who apply for reinstatement will be reinstated on probation and allowed to register for a maximum of 9 credit hours.
  3. Students may be granted additional credits at the discretion of the campus student success dean or designee based only on documented extenuating circumstances (death in the family, illness, family crisis or accident) or educationally sound reasons. The loss of Social Security, financial aid, veterans assistance, insurance or other benefits is not included in the definition of extenuating circumstances. Students must also have shown progress in the probationary period prior to being suspended and the extenuating circumstance must have occurred in the probationary period prior to suspension.
  4. Students who are approved for reinstatement may register for the subsequent semester if satisfactory academic progress is made. At any time following the first re-enrollment semester after suspension, the campus dean or designee may approve registration for additional credits. Once students return to satisfactory standing, registration will not be limited by this rule.
  5. Reinstated students who do not make satisfactory progress during a semester of reinstatement will be suspended and restricted from registration for one academic year. At the conclusion of the suspension period, these students may apply for reinstatement as described in paragraph one (1) above.

Postsecondary Workforce Training Standards of Academic Progress

The same standards and procedures for college credit students also will apply to students in postsecondary adult workforce (PSAV) programs. At the end of each semester, Instructional Program Managers will evaluate students for academic progress and apply appropriate interventions. Students suspended from PSAV programs will follow the same reinstatement procedures as college credit students.

Pre-Collegiate Studies Standards of Academic Progress 

Students Who Will Be Affected

These standards supersede any previously published standards and will be applied to all adult education students who have enrolled in an Adult Basic Education, GED® Preparation: High School Equivalency, Adult High School, or English for Speakers of Other Languages or program. An adult education student's coursework will be used in the determination of academic status.

Specific Standards

In order to maintain satisfactory academic progress, adult education students must achieve a minimum of the following standards each term:

  • Percentage of Semester Courses Successfully Completed: 50%
    (U, W, F and SW grades count as unsuccessful)
  • High School Equivalency and Adult Basic Education: maintain satisfactory academic progress, which requires S (Satisfactory) or SP (Satisfactory Progress) in 50% of their courses each term
  • Adult High School: maintain a term grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 for each term enrolled 
  • ESOL: maintain satisfactory academic progress, which requires S (Satisfactory) or SP (Satisfactory Progress), or I (Incomplete) for 50% of their courses each term.

Satisfactory Standing

Adult education students who meet or exceed the established standards will be considered to have satisfactory standing under the SOAP standards. Students who do not meet the standard outlined above will initially be placed on academic warning. Students who make satisfactory progress during the term in which they are on warning will return to satisfactory status.

Standards for Students on Academic Warning, Academic Probation and Academic Suspension

Academic Warning

Adult education students who do not meet the standards for satisfactory standing will initially be placed on academic warning. All students placed on warning must meet with a properly credentialed employee during the semester before registering for future semesters. Students who do not make satisfactory progress based on the standard while on warning will be placed on suspension and will not be allowed to enroll for one full term for the first two suspensions. 

Suspension

Adult education students who do not make satisfactory progress based on the standard while on warning will be placed on suspension and will not be allowed to enroll for one full term for the first two suspensions.  The third time a student is suspended, three full terms must pass before reinstatement.

Students on academic suspension should seek reinstatement by contacting the adult education program approximately one month prior to the beginning of the semester they wish to re-enter any Adult Education program at Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Academic Probation

After suspension, a student may be reinstated on probationary status.  Enrollment is limited to one class only.  The required class needed takes priority.  Students who make satisfactory progress during the term in which they are on probation will return to satisfactory status.

Notification of Status

All students placed on academic warning, academic probation or academic suspension will be formally notified of their status by the College. Students placed on warning, probation, or suspension should meet immediately with a properly credentialed employee to determine what action can be taken to return to satisfactory progress.

Reinstatement Process
  1. Students who are academically suspended for the first two suspensions will not be allowed to enroll in any courses for one full term.  Students academically suspended for a third suspension will not be allowed to enroll in any courses for three full terms.
  2. Following the required one term and/or three full terms of suspension, students who wish to re-enter High School Equivalency or ESOL programs must complete a Reinstatement Application with a properly credentialed employee on the campus they were attending at the time of suspension.  The application for reinstatement will be reviewed by the Campus/Center Instructional Program Manager (IPM) to determine and document approval status.
  3. In any given term, students earning a State Withdrawal (SW) for six consecutive class absences, and/or having more than one Withdrawal (W) within a term who wish to re-enter any Adult Education programs (with the exception of ESOL, due to managed entry/exit) must complete an application for reinstatement with a properly credentialed employee on the campus they were attending at the time of the withdrawal.  The Reinstatement Application will be reviewed by the Campus/Center IPM to determine and document approval status.
  4. Students who apply for reinstatement will be reinstated on a probationary status and allowed to register for one course (required course takes priority).
  5. The Instructional Program Manager will enter the appropriate code into the registration system indicating approved reinstatement.  This process clears the student for registration.
  6. Once a student has been reinstated (approved for registration), completion of the course taken during the semester of reinstatement will permit the student to register for the subsequent term.
Immediate Reinstatements

Students will be immediately reinstated in Adult Education or ESOL if a grade change restores them to satisfactory standing. Students enrolled in Adult Education or ESOL at Florida State College at Jacksonville will follow the college credit "Grade Appeals" process.