Academic Standards and Student Progress

Portland Community College defines academic “good standing” as maintaining a cumulative 2.0 or higher grade point average (GPA). PCC will notify students when they are not in good standing.

In order to receive a degree or certificate from PCC, a student must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA at the point of graduation.

In general, PCC as an institution will not limit a student’s access to course registration based on their academic standing. However, the consequences of not passing classes can vary, depending on specific program, curricular, or financial aid requirements.

For students receiving financial aid, see Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

For international students with an F1 Visa, see International Student F1 Visa Status.

Students with questions about the potential impact of grades and academic standing on their academic progress should contact an academic advisor.

Policy/Standard Name:  Academic Standards and Student Progress
Policy/Standard Identifier: A109
Units responsible for review and update:  Dean of Enrollment Strategy and Services, Dean of Academic and Career Pathways Guidance
Approval: College President
Responsibility: Vice President for Academic Affairs and Vice President for Student Affairs
Date of Final Approval:  June 2022
Effective Term: Fall 2022
Prior Versions: Yes