Academic Standards of Progress Policy
The academic progress policy recognizes students in good academic standing and seeks to assist those who are struggling.
Students with a cumulative and quarterly GPA above 2.0 are in good standing.
Students whose quarterly GPA drops below 2.0 are on warning. Students whose quarterly and cumulative GPA are below 2.0 are on probation and must attain a 2.0 or better quarterly GPA in subsequent quarters. Students on probation whose quarterly GPA falls below 2.0 are suspended.
Students who are suspended can take one class at up to five (5) credits. Students wanting to take more than five credits can petition to do so. Approved petitioners follow the same rules as a student on probation. Petition forms for more than 5 credits are on the web at whatcom.edu/student-services/admissions-registration/academic-progress.