If you are not in good academic standing and your grade point average is below a 2.0., please read immediately.

Students whose cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0 will be placed in academic jeopardy and assigned one of three academic classifications:

  1. Academic Probation – This is considered a warning and students are advised in writing of their vulnerability for possible future sanctions.
  2. Academic Suspension – This classification limits course enrollment to a part-time status. It is college policy that students are not permitted to enroll in more than 11 credits until they reach a cumulative 2.0 GPA. Please note, although the Academic Standards Committee does not consider the following, students may want to file an appeal for approval for full-time status because part-time status may affect health care coverage.
  3. Academic Dismissal – This classification prohibits enrollment for a period of no less than one academic year (Fall/ Spring semester).

APPEALS TO THE ACADEMIC STANDARDS COMMITTEE

Students placed on academic suspension or dismissal are given the opportunity to file an appeal with the Academic Standards Committee. Such an appeal can either be done by mail or by speaking directly to the Academic Standards Committee.

The Academic Standards Committee will review all appeals by July 11, 2013. Suspension and dismissal classifications cannot be appealed after this date.

Your academic appeal letter should explain what difficulties led to your poor academic performance, how you have corrected the situation and a summary of your future plan related to your academics. All letters of appeal can be e-mailed to appeals@atlantic.edu and must be received by July 11, 2013 (new extended date)

To schedule an appointment to speak with the Academic Standards Committee for Thursday, July 11, 2013, please call the office of Counseling and Support Services at (609) 343-5667.

Students who do not maintain “good academic standing” also risk being denied financial aid grants and/or loans. Some students will have to write a second appeal letter to the Financial Aid Appeal Committee requesting to overturn the denial of financial aid grants and/or loans.

For more information about financial aid eligibility, visit http://www.atlantic.edu/finaid/Eligibility.htm

Academic Classifications are determined by the number of cumulative attempted credits you have and the cumulative grade point average you have earned.

CREDITS ATTEMPTED

GPA STATUS
0-16 0 – .50
.51 – 1.99
Suspension
Probation
17 – 30

0 – .59
.60 – 1.39
1.40 – 1.99

Dismissal
Suspension
Probation

31 – 48

0 – 1.00
1.01 – 1.79
1.80 – 1.99

Dismissal
Suspension
Probation

49 or more

0 – 1.59
1.60 – 1.79
1.80 – 1.99

Dismissal
Suspension
Probation