Academic Probation and Suspension
While the guidelines listed for Academic Progress represent acceptable progress, it is expected that students will exceed these standards. A student not meeting the standards for acceptable academic progress is placed on academic probation, which requires the student to work with an academic counselor to develop an academic improvement plan. A student's co-curricular involvement and/or employment may be restricted during the period of probation.
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. 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. Students may be suspended from Concordia at any time if their academic performance in any given semester falls below a 1.0 GPA.
The Student Academic Performance and Procedures Committee will consider denied suspension appeals after one year. An appeal for reinstatement must be submitted in writing to the committee and the student must demonstrate one of the following conditions before an appeal will be considered:
- attend an accredited two- or four-year institution and earn sufficient grades and credits in approved course(s) that meet Concordia's graduation requirements
- makes evident special circumstances to justify an appeal consideration
If an appeal is granted, the student may be reinstated on a probationary and contractual basis and required to meet specific expectations.