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.

 

Academic Probation

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).

 

Academic Suspension

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.

 

Academic Dismissal

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


Academic Success Plan form

Petition to Appeal Suspension/Dismissal form

 

Process for appealing or returning from academic suspension or dismissal

  

step 1

Financial aid

Complete an online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application if financial assistance is needed. Contact the office of Financial Aid and Veterans Services for more information. 

Complete your FAFSA
step 2

Academic plan

Meet with an academic success advisor who will help you develop an academic plan for your return.  

Make an appointment
step 3

Submission and approval

After meeting with your academic success advisor, submit a copy of the completed academic success plan and petition (if needed). Please submit by clicking the button below, delivering to room U267 or emailing to academicadvising@parkland.edu.

Submit your plan
step 4

Class registration

Upon notification of the approval, register for classes.  Registration for classes must be in accordance with the agreed-upon academic plan and must be completed by the deadline given in your approval notification email.  

Register
step 5

Progress review

Make appointments to see an academic success advisor at least two times in the first semester upon returning to classes.  The first meeting should take place by the third week of the semester.  

Make an appointment