Academic Probation, Suspension, and Dismissal
Academic standing is calculated for each semester in which a student completes academic credits. The Parkland College catalog explains how each standing is calculated. Students on probation, suspension, or dismissal must meet with an academic success advisor before registering for their next semester.
Students placed on academic probation are required to meet with an academic success advisor or counselor before they may register for classes. Students placed on academic probation who already registered for classes will be unable to make changes to registration or to register for additional classes until meeting with an advisor. Additionally, students placed on probation are subject to the following restrictions:
1. Enroll in no more than 13 hours (7 hours in summer).
2. Enroll in no more than one online class.
3. Enroll in no more than one midterm start class (fall or spring semester).
Students will be placed on academic suspension if, while on academic probation, their semester grade point average is below 1.75. The suspension will be until the end of the semester (fall or spring) after being placed on suspension. Students placed on academic suspension are not able to register for any courses.
Students will be placed on academic dismissal if, during the term in which they return from suspension, their semester grade point average is below 1.75. The dismissal will be for one calendar year. Students placed on academic dismissal are not able to register for any courses.
Return from Academic Suspension or Dismissal
Students on academic suspension or academic dismissal may return after they have completed the required period of suspension (one full semester, either fall or spring) or dismissal (one full calendar year).
Petition to Appeal Academic Suspension or Dismissal
Students on academic suspension or academic dismissal may appeal their status and petition to register for classes without sitting out for the required timeframe.
Spring 2022 deadlines for appealing/returning from suspension or dismissal
January 3 - Deadline to submit an appeal of academic suspension or dismissal
January 6 - Deadline to submit a request to return from academic suspension or dismissal for 16-week classes
January 27 - Deadline to submit a request to return from academic suspension or dismissal for 13-week classes
Process for appealing or returning from academic suspension or dismissal