Standards of Academic Progress (SOP)

CPCC’s Academic Standards of Progress (SOP)

Central Piedmont Community College requires that students make satisfactory academic progress in order to remain in good standing and continue their enrollment. The following academic standards of progress apply to all students with a declared program of study pursuing a degree, diploma, or certificate. Academic progress will be evaluated each fall, spring, and summer term. Satisfactory academic progress requires that students maintain a cumulative GPA at or above 2.0. To understand your GPA visit: http://www.cpcc.edu/ican/about-us/gpa

Good Standing

  • You are considered to be in good academic standing at CPCC if your cumulative GPA is at or above 2.0.

Academic Warning

  • You will be placed on Academic Warning if your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0.
  • Talk with your instructors, faculty advisor, and/or Counseling and Advising Services about CPCC resources and strategies for academic success this term.
  • If your next term GPA is a 2.0 or higher, but the cumulative GPA does not reach a 2.0, you will remain on Academic Warning.
  • When your cumulative GPA reaches a 2.0 or higher, you will return to Good Standing.

Academic Probation

  • You will be placed on Academic Probation if your term GPA does not improve to a minimum of 2.0 at the end of your Warning term.
  • You must meet with your Academic or Faculty Advisor to develop an improvement plan.
  • You will be able to register for up to 12 credit hours as approved by a Faculty Advisor or Counseling and Advising Services.
  • During the term of Academic Probation, you will not be able to register for the next term until final grades are posted.
  • If your next term GPA is a 2.0 or higher, but the cumulative GPA does not reach a 2.0, you will remain on Academic Probation and continue to work with a Faculty Advisor or Counseling and Advising Services.
  • When your cumulative GPA reaches a 2.0 or higher, you will return to Good Standing.

Academic Suspension

  • You will be placed on Academic Suspension if your term GPA does not improve to a minimum of 2.0 at the end of your Probation term.
  • You will be referred to a Student Counselor who will work with you to develop an academic improvement plan.
  • You will be able to register for up to 7 credit hours as approved by a Counselor.
  • During the term of Academic Suspension, you will not be able to register for the next term until final grades are posted.
  • If your next term GPA is a 2.0 or higher, but the cumulative GPA does not reach a 2.0, you will remain on Academic Suspension.
  • When your cumulative GPA returns to a 2.0 or higher, you will be placed back into Good Standing.


Updated 2017 October

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The Student Success Center can assist students with finding resources to help both academically and personally.Standards of Academic Progress (SOP)To help you meet your academic goals we have assembled resources for you here. We have links to:

1. Library Resources

2. Academic Skills Center (Tutoring)

3. Career Services

4. Tools for Success