The academic standards of Lone Star College System are based on a philosophy of maximizing student progress toward successful course and program completion. Academic success in college requires maturity and dedication to regular and well defined study habits.

Academic standard criteria are designed to monitor students' progress so that students and college staff can intervene and explore options to assist students who have difficulty meeting minimum requirements for successful course or program completion.

Academic Standing

Academic success in college requires maturity and dedication to regular and well defined study habits.  Academic Accountability at Lone Star College System is based on a philosophy of maximizing student progress toward successful course and program completion. Academic Standing is designed to monitor student progress so that college staff can intervene and explore options with students who have difficulty meeting the minimum requirements for successful completion.

Academic Standing, computed at the end of each enrollment period, is based upon the following grades and marks: A, B, C, D, F, I, IP, and W, earned by the student at Lone Star College System. Different grade point calculations are used in determining academic standing:

Semester Grade Point Average (GPA)

Includes all grades earned in all courses at Lone Star College System (includes developmental courses).

Cumulative Credit GPA

Includes grades earned and all college level classes at Lone Star College System (does not include developmental courses).
Students can confirm semester and cumulative GPA by visiting My Records online, by obtaining an Academic Advising Profile from the Admissions office at any Lone Star College System campus, or by seeing an advisor or counselor.

Good Standing

Semester and cumulative GPA at 2.0 or above.

Academic Progress

Semester GPA of at least 2.0 or above but has a cumulative GPA below 2.0

Academic Warning

Academic Warning occurs when the semester GPA has fallen below 2.0.

Academic Probation

Academic Probation occurs when the semester GPA has fallen below 2.0 for two subsequent semesters.  Then a student is required to meet with a counselor prior to registration.

Academic Suspension

Academic Suspension occurs when a student has a continuing history of low academic performance and their semester and cumulative GPA has fallen below 2.0. Students on Suspension are denied enrollment and must sit out for one semester before re-enrolling.  

Suspension Appeal Process

Students may appeal their academic suspension in writing to the Probation and Suspension Committee.  If extenuating circumstances exist, students may appeal their academic suspension in writing and submit their appeal to the Probation and Suspension Committee. The appeal will go before a committee to be considered.

In addition to the written appeal, students may be required to meet with the committee for a personal interview at the committee's next scheduled meeting. If they choose not to be interviewed, the decision will be based upon their written appeal.  They can check with a counselor on campus for future Probation and Suspension Committee meeting times and dates.    

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