Academic Probation and Separation

The academic year is divided into two periods for the purpose of handling most questions of academic deficiency that may result in either probation or separation from the college. The first consists of the fall and January terms. The second consists of the spring term and summer term. Students are placed on probation or are separated for academic deficiency at the end of either period if their work falls below the standards set by the college as described below. In the event a student does not attend January term, decisions regarding probation and separation will be made after the fall term. In the event a student does not attend the summer term, decisions regarding probation and separation will be made after the spring term. Probation: At the end of an academic period, students will be placed on academic probation if their Randolph-Macon College GPA is below the value required in the table below:

Number of Credit Hours Attempted at R-MC

Minimum Cumulative GPA to Avoid Probation

1-17 Hours

1.50

18-34

1.67

35-47

1.81

48-55

1.92

56 or above

2.00

Separation for Academic Deficiency: Students will be automatically separated for academic deficiency when one or more of the following conditions are present: (1) They earn a GPA of 0.00 for either fall term or spring term. (2) They do not remove themselves from academic probation at the end of an academic period. (3) Their Randolph-Macon College GPA is below the value indicated in the table below at the end of an academic period:

Number of Credit Hours Attempted at R-MC

Minimum Cumulative GPA to Avoid Separation

1-17 Hours

1.00

18-35

1.25

36-54

1.45

55-69

1.60

70-83

1.70

84-97

1.75

98-108

1.79

109-119

1.83

120-130

1.86

131+

1.90

The Committee on Admissions, Credits, and Academic Status of Students may permit students who have completed one academic period on probation to continue on probation for one succeeding academic period provided that, in the opinion of the committee, they have shown satisfactory improvement in their academic performance.

The committee may permit students more than two consecutive academic periods on probation. In every such instance, however, students must have earned a GPA above 2.00 in their most recent academic period and, in the opinion of the committee, be making satisfactory progress toward the completion of their degree requirements.

Students who have been separated for academic deficiency are eligible to apply for readmission on probation after one fall or spring term has elapsed. (See "Probationary Regulations" below.) Normally students who have twice been separated for academic deficiency will not be readmitted.