Academic Standing Information

What is Academic Probation?

  • In accordance with RCW 28B.10.695 , students must earn at least a cumulative and quarterly GPA of 2.0 to remain in good academic standing and remain off of academic probation. The college applies progressive consequences for students who do not achieve a good academic standing at the end of each quarter (Academic Concern, Academic Intervention, Academic Restriction, and Academic Dismissal).

What is the Student Success Initiative (SSI)?

  • The Student Success Initiative (SSI) alerts students about their academic standing at Bellevue College.The Student Success Initiative team members help support students academically by reaching out and providing academic support and resources.

What does it Mean to be on Academic Concern?

  • According to the Bellevue College Academic Standards Policy, a student is placed on Academic Concern when they have earned a cumulative and quarterly Grade Point Average (GPA) below a 2.0 for one quarter

What does it Mean to be on Academic Intervention?

  • According to the Bellevue College Academic Standards Policy, a student is placed on Academic Intervention when they have had at least two quarters of a quarterly Grade Point Average (GPA) below a 2.0 and a current cumulative GPA below a 2.0.
  • Students on Academic Intervention will be automatically enrolled in an online Student Success workshop and may also be mandated to meet with a Student Success Initiative team member. See the FAQs below for more information.

What does it mean to be on Academic Restriction?

  • A student is placed on Academic Restriction (restricted credits) when they have had at least three (3) quarters of a quarterly Grade Point Average (GPA) below a 2.0 and a current cumulative GPA below a 2.0. Students on Academic Restriction are permitted to enroll in 1-8 credits.
  • A student on Academic Restriction may also be mandated to meet with a staff member to review their academic plan and/or complete an online workshop.
    • Academic Restriction Appeals:
      • Students on restricted credits who have earned a quarterly GPA of 2.0 or higher during their last two (2) consecutive quarters are eligible to appeal their credit load from 1-8 credits to 1-10 credits. Students who meet this criteria can submit a Credit Appeal Form.
      • Students on restricted credits who have earned a quarterly GPA of a 2.0 or higher during their last four (4) consecutive quarters are eligible to appeal their credit restriction. Students who meet this criteria can submit a Credit Appeal Form.
  • The credit restriction is taken off of a student’s account when their cumulative GPA is a 2.0 or higher.

What does it mean to be Academically Dismissed?

  • A student is in danger of being academically dismissed from the institution for one year when they have had at least four (4) quarters of a quarterly Grade Point Average (GPA) below a 2.0 and a current cumulative GPA below a 2.0.
  • Students who have been academically dismissed may appeal their dismissal by submitting an  Academic Dismissal Appeal.

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Last Updated October 24, 2018