Academic Standards and Student Progress

2017-18 Edition

Portland Community College degreeseeking students who are not making satisfactory academic progress will be provided the opportunity to access services and resources designed to support learning and achievement of academic goals.

Individuals not making satisfactory academic progress, as defined in this policy, may be denied early registration opportunities or continued admission.

Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Currently enrolled student who have declared a major must maintain satisfactory academic progress in the following two ways:

  1. Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher AND
  2. Successfully complete 2/3 (66.67%) of attempted credits per term

Students will be classified in one of four levels of academic standing, based on their academic progress:

  1. Good Standing
  2. Academic Warning
  3. Academic Probation or Continued Probation
  4. Academic Suspension

Students failing to meet the Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) shall be alerted by the College and provided information regarding resources, as well as procedures designed to support improved academic performance.

Policy/Standard Name:  Academic Standards and Student Progress
Policy/Standard Identifier: A109
Units responsible for review and update:  Student Development Committee
Approval: College President
Responsibility: Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
Date of Final Approval:  June 2011
Effective Date: June 2011
Prior Versions: Yes