More About Academics
Academic ProgressNormal progress: Normal progress toward a degree is defined as earning 16 semester credits and achieving a 2.0 GPA, on the average, per semester, and satisfactorily meeting the other fixed requirements of the college. A student earning 16 semester credits for eight semesters will acquire slightly more than the 126 semester credits required for graduation in a four-year period.
Academic Probation and Dismissal: A student not meeting the standards for acceptable academic progress as defined by the chart below, is placed on academic probation or dismissal. Academic Probation requires the student to work with an academic counselor to develop an academic improvement plan. A student’s cocurricular involvement and/or employment may be restricted during the period of probation.
Minimum academic progress
| Semester Hours Completed
||0-17||17.01-34||34.01-51||51.01 and beyond
|Concordia Cumulative GPA
Semester hours listed above includes all courses completed (including Concordia courses, transfer and other credits).
Concordia Cumulative GPA is the GPA calculated from just the courses attempted at Concordia (does not include transfer grades).
Completion rate is percentage of Concordia attempted hours successfully completed.
If a student on probation does not meet the standards for acceptable academic progress but attains a 2.0 term grade point average and completes the required percentage of courses for the term, the student may be given permission to remain on probation for an additional semester.
Failure to meet the minimum academic progress standards will result in academic and financial aid suspension. In addition, students may be suspended from Concordia at any time if their academic performance in any given semester falls below a 1.0 GPA. A student may appeal suspension status if they have mitigating circumstances beyond their control such as illness or injury, death of a relative, or other circumstances that result in undue hardship. The Student Academic Performance and Procedures Committee will review appeals and their decision is final. Contact the Office of Student Affairs for further information.
After the suspension period has passed, a student is eligible to apply for re-admission. The re-admission decision will take into consideration the student’s history and actions or circumstances that would justify re-admission; for example, successful completion of coursework at another institution.
If re-admitted, the student may be reinstated on a probationary and contractual basis and required to meet specific expectations.
Note: Students receiving Financial Aid should consult the Financial Aid Office for the Financial Aid Academic Progress Policy.