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Academic Status: Academic Standing & Satisfactory Academic Progress

Academic Standing is a set of standards imposed by the College relating to a student's progress toward degree completion and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards are imposed by the U.S. Department of Education relating to a student's financial aid eligibility.

At the end of each semester, student records are flagged progressively as Good Standing, Academic Warning, Academic Probation, Continued Academic Probation or Academic Suspension. This is based on the student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA). To maintain satisfactory academic progress at Eastern Florida, students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 each semester.

Please consult with an advisor on any campus for detailed information regarding academic standards, sanctions and appeal procedures. Also click here to view Academic Support options.

See below for an explanation of each step in the Academic Standing progress — the quick links will advance the page to your topic. Information regarding Satisfactory Academic Progress can be viewed in the Financial Aid web section.

Good Academic Standing
Academic Warning
Academic Probation
Continued Academic Probation
Academic Suspension
Reinstatement from Suspension Status
Appeal of Academic Suspension or Refusal of Reinstatement

Good Academic Standing

Students who have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of the semester will be considered in Good Academic Standing.

Academic Warning

The first term the student’s cumulative GPA falls below 2.0, student will be placed on academic warning.
Actions:
• Student will be notified by e-mail
• Student must meet with an Advisor
• Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an Academic Warning status for Fall Term 2021 will generate an informational hold on the student’s record. While this hold will not stop Fall Term registration, students on Academic Warning will be limited to 12 credit hours for Fall Term 2021.
• Students on Academic Warning for Fall 2021 need to return their GPA to a minimum of 2.0 or they will be placed on Academic Probation beginning Spring Term 2022.

When a student's cumulative GPA returns to a minimum of 2.0, the student will be on “Good Academic Standing."

Academic Probation

If the cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 at the end of the next term, the student on Academic Warning will be placed on academic probation.
Actions:
• Student will be notified by e-mail
• Student must meet with an advisor to complete a “Student Success Plan” and discuss resources available to assist them in meeting their educational goals.
• Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an Academic Probation status for Fall Term 2021 will generate an informational hold on the student’s record. While this hold will not stop Fall Term registration, students on Academic Probation will be limited to 12 credit hours for Fall Term 2021.
• Students on Academic Probation for Fall 2021 need to return their GPA to a minimum of 2.0 or they will be placed on Continued Academic Probation beginning with the Spring 2022 Term.
• When a student’s cumulative GPA returns to a minimum of 2.0, the student will be on “Good Academic Standing.”

Continued Academic Probation

If the cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 at the end of the next term, the student on Academic Probation will be placed on Continued Academic Probation.
Actions:
• Student will be notified by e-mail
•  Student must meet with their advisor to review their Student Success Plan and discuss resources available to assist them in meeting their educational goals.
• Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Continued Academic Probation status for Fall Term 2021 will generate an informational hold on the student’s record. While this hold will not stop Fall Term registration, students on Continued Academic Probation will be limited to 12 credit hours for Fall Term 2021.
• Students on Continued Academic Probation for Fall 2021 need to return their GPA to a minimum of 2.0 or they will be placed on Academic Suspension beginning Spring Term 2022.
• When a student’s cumulative GPA returns to a minimum of 2.0, the student will be on “Good Academic Standing.”

Academic Suspension

If the cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 at the end of the next term, the student on Continued Academic Probation will be placed on Academic Suspension.
Actions:
• Student will be notified by e-mail
• Hold will be placed on student’s record; this hold will stop registration
• Student must meet with the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs
• Student may request a waiver of suspension through the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs. If approved, the student may register for no more than six credits. Continued enrollment under the status of “Suspension Status Waiver” will be determined based on the student’s success.
• Student may not be allowed to register for EFSC credit courses for one semester. If already registered, the student may be dropped from classes.
• Students who are placed on academic suspension a second time will not be permitted to register for EFSC credit courses for one year.
• Student may not apply for transient status at another institution during a suspension.
• When a student’s cumulative GPA returns to a minimum of 2.0, the student will be on “Good Academic Standing.”

Reinstatement from Suspension Status

The student may request approval to re-enroll after suspension by submitting a Petition for Academic Reinstatement form available in the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs office. If permitted to return, the student will be readmitted on Academic Probation as outlined above. Criteria for reinstatement will include a commitment by the student to adhere to the guidelines set forth by the subsequent professors in the classes they are to be enrolled. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
• Maintaining proper adherence to the professor’s attendance policy.
• Completing all assigned work in a timely fashion
• Discussing with faculty if/when academic difficulties arise
• Other academic success strategy requirements as determined and communicated, in writing, by the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs
• Routine meetings with the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs to monitor and assist in the student’s academic progress

Appeal of Academic Suspension or Refusal of Reinstatement

Students have the right to appeal an academic suspension decision by filing an appeal with appropriate documentation with the office of the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs. The Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs' decision is final.
• If a student’s appeal is approved, the student will be permitted to enroll with a status of “Suspension Status Waiver” for one semester, and is expected to complete all classes with a minimum semester GPA of 2.0 and have earned credit in one-half of the total hours attempted.
• The student must request approval to continue enrollment in the status of “Suspension Status Waiver” each semester by obtaining and completing the appropriate form in the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs' office.
• Continued enrollment under the status of “Suspension Status Waiver” will be determined based on the student’s success.