Academic Suspension | Pierpont C&TC

The academic records of students on probation will be reviewed at the end of each regular semester with regard to Academic Suspension. The following guidelines will be used in the review.

  • Academic Suspension occurs when a student’s cumulative grade point average, based upon coursework taken at Pierpont, falls below the minimum required GPA in relation to the overall attempted institutional and transfer hours (listed below).
Credit Hours* Minimum GPA
16-29 1.45
30-59 1.75
60+ 2.00


*Attempted hours at Pierpont plus transfer credits.

  • The Suspension list will be compiled at the end of the fall and spring semesters.
  • Students will be placed on probation for one semester before they are subject to Academic suspension.
  • Students can be placed on suspension if they have been on probation in any previous semester.
  • No student with a current semester GPA of 2.0 or higher will be subject to academic suspension.
  • A student who is initially academically suspended from Pierpont will not be permitted to enroll in coursework at Pierpont for the following fall or spring full semester. One full fall or spring semester constitutes the required period of suspension.
  • A student who is academically suspended twice from Pierpont will not be permitted to enroll in coursework at Pierpont for a full academic year. One full fall, spring, and summer semester constitutes the required period of suspension.
  • A Pierpont student may be eligible for readmission after their first or second period of suspension is over, but must reapply through the Office of Admissions to have his/her Academic Suspension hold removed, and must schedule and meet with an academic advisor every two weeks to verify attendance and review course progress.
  • Students who have been suspended three times from Pierpont will not be permitted to enroll in coursework at Pierpont for four full academic years (four fall, spring and summer semesters). Students may be eligible for readmission after the period of suspension is over but must reapply through the Office of Admissions to have his/her Academic Suspension hold removed, and must schedule and meet with an academic advisor every two weeks to verify attendance and review course progress.
  • Suspension decisions may be appealed in writing and brought before the Admissions and Credits Committee. Each decision made by the Admissions Committee will be handled on a case by case basis.
  • Pierpont will not accept credit for courses taken at an accredited higher education institution during the period in which a Pierpont student is suspended. 
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