Standards of Academic Progress

Central Piedmont requires that you make satisfactory academic progress in order to remain in good standing with the college and continue your 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 you maintain a cumulative GPA at or above 2.0.

Good Standing

You are considered to be in good academic standing at Central Piedmont 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 Services or Academic Advising about Central Piedmont 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, Counseling Services, or Academic Advising.
  • 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 October 2017

Counseling Services and Academic Advising can help you find resources to help you both academically and personally. If you are a financial aid recipient, learn about how maintaining Good Standing affects your financial aid.