- What is Academic Suspension?
- Why am I on Academic Suspension?
- Is this different from Academic Probation?
- How long will I be on Academic Suspension?
- Does my Academic Suspension apply to other colleges/universities?
- What if I have financial aid?
- What if I think my suspension is because of circumstances beyond my control?
- What is third party documentation?
- What happens once I submit an appeal form?
- What if my appeal is accepted?
- What if my appeal is denied?
- When may I start taking classes again?
- How do I apply for return to GRCC?
- What happens when my appeal form is processed?
- What can I do while I am on Academic Suspension?
- What if I am on Academic Probation and I receive all Incomplete or Withdrawal grades for the semester?
- What happens if I receive an Incomplete grade?
- How do I make an appointment with an academic counselor/advisor?
- Where can I get more information about the Academic Suspension Policy?
Academic Suspension from Grand Rapids Community College results when a student who is on Academic Probation fails to achieve the necessary semester GPA. Students who are under Academic Suspension may not enroll in classes for two semesters.
A student on probation is placed on Academic Suspension when they have not met or maintained a minimum semester GPA. See the Academic Standing Policy for details.
Yes. Students are placed on Academic Probation when they have attempted at least 12 credit hours at GRCC and have failed to meet the minimum cumulative GPA. A student on Academic Probation who does not achieve a minimum semester GPA of 2.0 in any future semesters/sessions will then be placed on Academic Suspension.
A student will be on Academic Suspension for at least two semesters and must submit an Academic Suspension Return Form to return.
No. This Academic Suspension applies only to your status at GRCC.
Students who are academically dismissed from the college cannot receive financial aid at GRCC. A student who is granted return to GRCC may contact the GRCC Financial Aid Office at (616) 234-4030 to receive instructions regarding regaining financial aid eligibility.
You may wish to fill out an Academic Suspension Appeal Form. Be sure to include third party documentation.
Third party documentation could be a letter from a medical professional or employer, an obituary, or any other form of professional explanation. Letters from family or friends are not considered third party documentation.
The form will go before the GRCC Academic Suspension Appeal Committee, and you will be notified of the outcome of your appeal via email within 15 business days.
You will be placed back on Academic Probation and required to meet with an academic counselor/advisor before enrolling in classes. You will not automatically be reenrolled in classes that were removed for the suspension.
You will remain on Academic Suspension for two semesters. All decisions of the Committee are final.
You may resume taking classes after at least two semesters and submission of the Academic Suspension Return Form. There is a schedule at the top of the Readmission Form page showing when you may resume taking classes and when you should apply for return.
Use the Academic Suspension Return Form
You will remain on Academic Probation until your GPA is satisfactory. You will be required to meet with an academic counselor/advisor and may also be required to enroll in a student success course and/or have limitations placed on your enrollment.
You are encouraged to see a GRCC Counselor to discuss your goals, consider strategies and commitments, and make a plan for future academic and career success.
What if I am on Academic Probation and I receive all Incomplete (I) or Withdrawal (W) grades for the semester?
If you are on Academic Probation and receive all incomplete or withdrawal grades you will be placed on Academic Suspension.
All I grades will be treated the same as W grades for the purpose of determining a student's Academic Standing.
You can make an appointment with the Counseling and Career Center by calling (616) 234-3900.
You may review our complete policy at About Academic Standing