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CVCC Policies

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2. Academics And Instruction -Part 2

2.22 Academic Forgiveness
Effective Fall Semester, 1997, through Summer Semester 2010, when a student’s last enrollment date at CVCC has been thirty-six or more consecutive months, Academic Forgiveness may be requested at the time of "re-enrollment". The policy is not applicable to "re-enrollments" occurring prior to Fall Semester 1997 or subsequent to Summer Semester 2010.  Academic Forgiveness consists of the following:

  • All failing grades, i.e., DR, WF, or F will not be counted in the calculation of the Grade Point Average (GPA);
  • All passing grades, i.e., A, B, C, D, or the numerical equivalents for courses required in a student’s present curriculum will count towards graduation requirements unless other policies supersede this policy. However, the grades will not be used to calculate the GPA;
  • Prior to implementation of the Academic Forgiveness, the student must enroll at CVCC and complete a minimum of 12 consecutive semester credit hours (included in the GPA computation) with a minimum GPA of 2.00;
  • For various programs, there may be additional or specific requirements related to admissions criteria (i.e., Allied Health programs);
  • The student’s GPA will be calculated based upon the time of re-enrollment and all requirements being met; and
  • Grades for all courses enrolled at CVCC will be on the student’s transcript with appropriate indication of calculation of the student’s GPA.

A student may utilize this Academic Forgiveness Policy one time.

Academic forgiveness does not apply to the measurement of satisfactory progress for financial aid.

Students planning to transfer to another college or university are cautioned that the receiving institution may use all grades earned in computing grade-point averages for admission or other purposes.

Students who have utilized this policy, and who have not been awarded an academic credential based upon such utilization, may make a one-time election to have the "forgiveness" eliminated from their academic record.

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2.23 Honors and High Honors (graduation)
Students graduating from a degree or diploma program of study with a final cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.80 will receive recognition in their permanent student record as graduating with “high honors.”

Students graduating from a degree or diploma program of study with a final cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.50 and less than 3.80 will receive recognition in their permanent student record as graduating with “honors.”

The student’s cumulative GPA at the end of the most recent fall semester and the GPA ranges noted above will be used to determine which graduates will be recognized as graduating with “high honors” or “honors” during spring semester commencement activities.

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2.24 Honors and High Honors (fall and spring semesters)
At the conclusion of the fall and spring semesters, the Chief Academic Officer shall recognize those students who meet the following requirements for semester honors and high honors.

  • Semester high honors: students who complete 6 or more credit hours (included in the computation of GPA) during the completed semester while earning a semester GPA greater than or equal to 3.80 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Semester honors: students who complete 6 or more credit hours (included in the computation of GPA) during the completed semester while earning a semester GPA greater than or equal to 3.50 and less than 3.80 on a 4.0 scale.

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2.25 Academic Sanctions
When a student’s cumulative grade point average is based upon 12 or more credit hours and is less than a 2.0, the student shall be placed on academic probation. The Chief Student Services Officer or designee shall be responsible for notifying the student and for establishing procedures to ensure the student receives academic counseling. A student who remains on academic probation for two consecutive semesters may be suspended from CVCC for one semester. Certain programs may establish additional academic progress requirements and impose sanctions for failure to meet those requirements. The Chief Academic Officer shall ensure any additional academic requirements and potential sanctions for failure to meet those requirements are communicated to students in those programs.

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