Academic Standing: Caution & Probation

Academic Standing is determined by your academic performance. It is measured by your cumulative GPA and the number of credit hours you have attempted. If you fall into Academic Caution or Probation status, you are required to complete an Individual Plan for Academic Success (IPAS) and Academic Improvement Plan (AIP), even if you are currently enrolled for the next semester. The IPAS will identify areas that may have impacted your ability to be successful in previous courses. The AIP will outline required courses and actions that may help improve your academic status.

A hold will be placed on your record that will prevent you from registering until you have completed these requirements. Be advised that Academic Probation will affect your eligibility for financial aid. Please check with Financial Aid for updates if you are on Academic Probation.

For more information visit the Delta College Catalog or email the Advising office at advising@delta.edu.

Success plan webinars

The Advising office will host Success Plan Webinars to assist you in filling out the IPAS and AIP forms. This webinar cannot be completed on a phone. Students will need to access multiple screens during this session.

This webinar will guide students through completing an IPAS, required for Financial Aid Appeals, Academic Caution status, or Academic Probation status. For students with Academic Caution or Probation status, this webinar will also guide students to submit an AIP.

Upcoming webinars

Privacy Disclaimer
To support student privacy, you may use your first name only in the meeting and to leave your camera off. You are welcome to use your full name and turn your camera on, but by doing so you could be revealing details about your academic standing to others in the meeting. Your academic standing information is protected by FERPA.

Academic status scale

Following is the table for determining your academic status at Delta College.

To use the table:

    1. Locate on your grade report or academic transcript your cumulative grade point average and the total number of credits attempted;
    2. Find the corresponding credits attempted in the left-hand column of the table; and
    3. Read across the page to your right until you locate the column which includes your current cumulative grade point average. This column heading indicates whether you are making Satisfactory Progress or Unsatisfactory Progress.
Credit hours attempted

Satisfactory progress
No conditions

Unsatisfactory progress
Caution
Unsatisfactory progress
Probation
 0 - 12.9 1.50 - 4.0 GPA 0.00 - 1.49 GPA  
 13.0 - 23.9 1.75 - 4.0 GPA 1.50 - 1.74 GPA 0.00 - 1.49 GPA
 24.0 - 44.9 2.00 - 4.0 GPA 1.75 - 1.99 GPA 0.00 - 1.74 GPA
 45.0 or more 2.00 - 4.0 GPA   0.00 - 1.99 GPA

 

Procedures for academic caution, probation and suspension

Following each semester, students are notified of their status by the Registrar. Caution students are required to discuss their academic status with a Student Success Advisor and will be required to develop an Academic Improvement Plan (AIP) with an advisor. An approved AIP must be on file before students will be allowed to register.

How many courses can I get approved?

If you are registered for any future semesters before your status is Academic Caution, you will discuss classes and make any adjustments necessary with your Student Success Advisor.

If you are not registered for any future courses at the time of your status changing to Academic Caution, your Student Success Advisor may approve up to one full-time (12+ credits) and two part-time (6–9 credits) semesters.

If you have not attended in the past two years, your Student Success Advisor may approve up to two full-time (12+ credits) and one part-time (6–9 credits) semester.

Requirements

After each semester’s grades have been posted, students placed on probation will be notified of their status by the Registrar and will be required to develop an Academic Improvement Plan (AIP) with a counselor. An approved AIP must be on file before students will be allowed to register.

How many courses can I get approved?

If you are registered for any future semesters before your status is Academic Probation, you will discuss classes and make any adjustments necessary with your Student Success Advisor.

If you are not registered for any future courses at the time of your status changing to Academic Probation, your Student Success Advisor may approve up to one part-time (6–9 credits) semester.

If you have not attended in the past two years, your Student Success Counselor/Advisor may approve up to two part-time (6–9 credits) semesters.

Requirements

Students on Academic Probation for at least two semesters, who have not met the conditions of their AIP, will be notified of their status by the Registrar’s Office. They will be denied enrollment for two consecutive semesters and will also be dropped from classes in which they have already registered for upcoming semesters.

Students placed on suspension who may have mitigating circumstances2 may appeal their suspension to the Registrar or his/her designee. If the appeal is successful an AIP will be required prior to registration
Students who wish to enroll following two semesters on suspension will be required to meet with an assigned Student Success Advisor and have a new AIP on file in the Registrar’s Office prior to registering.


Frequently asked questions

A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of “C” (2.0) must be achieved to graduate with an associate degree or certificate.

A student making Satisfactory Progress is defined as:

    • Satisfactory/No Conditions
      A student whose cumulative GPA satisfies the Academic Status Scale.

A student making Unsatisfactory Progress is defined as:

    • Academic Caution
      A student whose cumulative (GPA) satisfies the Academic Status Scale but is below 2.0 and the credit hours attempted are less than 45
    • Academic Probation
      A student who has attempted 13 or more credit hours and whose cumulative GPA is below the required GPA as indicated on the Academic Status Scale
    • Academic Suspension
      A student who has been on probation for at least two academic semesters or who has not met the conditions of their Academic Improvement Plan

For academic standing scale information, see above.

An Academic Improvement Plan is an agreement that specifies actions to be taken by the student. It includes such things as:

    • Specific course selection that will provide for maximum success
    • Number of credits to attempt that semester (based on data presented by student) and approved by their Student Success Advisor
    • Assistance e.g. tutoring, selecting peer mentored classes, meeting with instructor.
    • Time management strategies
    • Other services as appropriate including Disability Support Services, Counseling, Career Services, etc.

An Individual Plan for Academic Success will help you identify areas that may have impacted your ability to be successful in previous courses, reflect on how to make changes for the future to be successful in college. It includes such things as:

    • Goals and direction
    • Time management and organization skills
    • Academic issues

A Progress Report is needed to show your Student Success Advisor the progress you are making in your current course(s) based on the conditions of your AIP. If you have satisfactory grades, your Student Success Advisor will discuss planning your upcoming semester courses with you and approve courses for future registration. If your grades are unsatisfactory, your Student Success Advisor will have an open conversation with you on how to be successful this semester, provide resources, and discuss the possibility of registering for future courses.

To submit a progress report, email a copy to your Student Success Advisor. You may also include screenshots of your eLearning grade report. Your advisor's information is located on your "Success Team" card in Experience.

Mitigating circumstances are documented conditions beyond the reasonable control of the student that will have a long-term effect. Students considering an appeal must first consult with their advisor.

 

Contact us
Make an appointment with student services departments.

1961 Delta Road
University Center, MI 48710
989–686–9000
info@delta.edu