Probation & Suspension
Students must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average to be in satisfactory academic standing. Students whose cumulative grade point average falls below a 2.0 will be placed on academic probation for the next academic term. A student is subject to suspension for one term if the cumulative grade point average is less than a 2.0 during the term enrolled on academic probation. Students will be advised and counseled as to academic deficiencies and given official notification of academic probation/suspension status. Academic probation or suspension is indicated on the student's transcript via Banner Web and recorded on the student's permanent academic record.
A full-time (enrolled for 12 or more credit hours) student who attains a grade point average of 4.0 for the term and is on good standing.
A full-time (enrolled for 12 or more credit hours) student who attains a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the term and is on good standing.
You may appeal a final grade or other academic decision by first raising the issue with the instructor who awarded the grade or made the academic decision. Absent extraordinary circumstances, the appeal must be filed within two weeks from the date you learned or reasonably should have learned of the grade or other action complained of. If the consultation with the instructor does not resolve the appeal, a student may appeal to the appropriate Dean of Academic Affairs by filing a written request for review. Absent extraordinary circumstances, this request for review should be filed within four weeks from the date you learned or reasonably should have learned of the grade or other action complained of. If the student is not satisfied with the decision of the Dean, the student may appeal in writing to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Absent extraordinary circumstances, this request for review must be filed within six weeks from the date you learned or reasonably should have learned of the grade or other action complained of. The decision of the Vice President of Academic Affairs shall be final.
Ogeechee Technical College Faculty and Administrative Staff have the right and responsibility to exercise professional judgment in making decisions about student performance and progress. The College is accountable for setting and maintaining standards of academic performance and is committed to ensuring students are treated fairly in regard to all matters that relate to their academic performance and progress. You will be provided with a fair opportunity to have decisions that you believe negatively impact your academic performance and progress reviewed in accordance with policies and procedures established by the College.
If you believe that you have a basis for appealing an academic decision regarding a grade which prevents your progression in your program of study, you should first attempt to resolve the matter informally through discussion with the instructor who gave you the decision. You have five (5) working days to discuss the academic decision. If no resolution can be reached within these five (5) working days, then you will have another five (5) working days to discuss your concern academic decision to the Dean of Academic Affairs. The expectation is that the difference of opinion is to be resolved as closely as possible to the level at which it originated, and as quickly as is possible with careful review. It is only when a disagreement cannot be resolved through this informal process that you should formally appeal the academic decision. You may seek advice from a counselor for support and direction.
Once a decision has been made that the informal process has not resulted in resolution, formal procedures will begin. You should provide written notification to the Dean of Academic Affairs regarding the decision you are questioning. The Dean of Academic Affairs, upon completion of his/her review (course outline, documentation related to your progress, transcript, summary of events, etc.) may uphold, modify, or reverse the academic decision. The Dean of Academic Affairs will notify you, the instructor, and the Registrar (if necessary) in writing of his/her decision with a rationale for the decision. If you believe that you have not received a fair and reasonable decision, you may appeal the decision to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. This gives you the opportunity to ensure all necessary and relevant information, documentation, opinion and argument is fairly presented. The decision of the Vice President of Academic Affairs is final.