Probation and Suspension | Casper College, Wyoming

Probation and Suspension

At the end of each semester, your academic progress will be reviewed. Your semester and cumulative grade point average determines your academic standing. Academic standing is determined using your semester grade point average (GPA).

What is Good Academic Standing? 

  • A student is considered in academic good standing by earning and maintaining a GPA of 2.0 (C average). 

What is Academic Probation?

  • A student is placed on academic probation when their cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0 GPA.
  • The purpose of academic probation is to alert the student that they have fallen below the standard of a 2.0 GPA and to make them aware of potential future consequences, if improvements are not made in the current semester.

Academic Suspension

  • If a student fails to improve their GPA to a 2.0 or higher during their probationary semester, they are then placed on academic suspension.
  • Being placed on academic suspension means you cannot return to Casper College during the following semester, unless you have an approved petition.

FAQs

Probation

What is it?

Academic Probation serves as a serious warning that a student's academic performance needs improvement. It is an alert you that if a student does not obtain a 2.0 GPA the following semester will be suspended from Casper College. While on probation, students are allowed to continue enrollment at Casper College, but are no longer in Academic Good Standing.

Can I return next semester?

Yes.

Am I required to participate in special programming?

Yes. You are expected to meet with the Student Success Counselor and engage with campus resources to improve your performace.

What happens if I do not bring my GPA up to a 2.0 in the upcoming semester?

You will be suspended and dismissed at the end of the probationary semester if do not obtain a 2.0 GPA.

How can I return to good standing?

You will return to academic good standing when you achieve a semester GPA of 2.0 or higher.

How does academic probation impact my financial aid?

Financial Aid Probation/Warning is completely separate from Academic Probation and has its own specific requirements. To receive and keep your financial aid you have to maintain what is called "Satisfactory Academic Progress". Meeting satisfactory progress means you have met the following requirements as set by the Federal government:

  1. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  2. Have a 67% pace rate, meaning you have completed 67% of the classes you started. 'F's', Withdraws, Incompletes, and Audits will impact your pace rate. If you do not meet these federal government requirements, you may lose your financial aid.

For specific information on your status with financial aid call the following numbers: If your last name begins with A –H call Shelby at 307-268-2205, I – Q call Tanya at 307-268-2354, R-Z call Mala at 307-268-2206.

Suspension

What is it?

Academic Suspension is the consequence of not obtaining a 2.0 GPA during the probationary semester. Once a student has been suspended, they are dismissed and required to take a semester break (or longer) from Casper College.

Can I return next semester?

No, unless you have an accpeted petition. You have the right to petition the decision of your academic suspension. Please keep in mind that a deadline is set every semester and strictly enforced. Call the Student Success Center 307-268-2662 for the upcoming semester deadline. If your petition is accepted you will be allowed to return, with conditions, for in the upcoming semester. If your petition is denied you will be required to sit out for a minimum of one semester following your suspension. Fill out the online Petition Exemption form.

Am I required to participate in special programming?

Yes. You are expected to meet with the Student Success Counselor and engage with campus resources to improve your performace.

What does the petition process involve?

The suspension petition process is a four-step process:

  1. Complete the Petition Form.
  2. Schedule an appointment with the Student Success Counselor to review your Petition Form prior to the scheduled deadline for the current semester. Call 307-268-2662 to schedule an appointment.
  3. Attend the meeting to review your petition form.
  4. Your petition application is then passed on to a petition review committee who makes the final determination.

What happens if I do not bring my GPA up to a 2.0 in the upcoming semester?

You will be suspended again. You have the option to go through the petition process again, but the chance of your petition being accepted is unlikely.

How can I return to good standing?

You will return to academic good standing when you achieve a semester GPA of 2.0 or higher.

How does academic probation impact my financial aid?

Financial Aid Suspension is completely separate from Academic Suspension and has its own specific requirements. To receive and keep your financial aid you have to maintain what is called "Satisfactory Academic Progress." Meeting satisfactory progress means you have met the following requirements as set by the Federal government:

  1. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  2. Have a 67% pace rate, meaning you have completed 67% of the classes you started. 'F's', Withdraws, Incompletes, and Audits will impact your pace rate. If you do not meet these federal government requirements, you may lose your financial aid.

For specific information on your status with financial aid call the following numbers: If your last name begins with A –H call Shelby at 307-268-2205, I – Q call Tanya at 307-268-2354, R-Z call Mala at 307-268-2206.