Academic Progress Policy

All Trinidad State Junior College students are expected to achieve satisfactory progress as required by the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), System President’s Procedure (SP4-20d). Through the Academic Alert Progress, students will be informed when they are not making satisfactory academic progress. The following outlines the standards and practices of the CCCS Academic Process Policy:

  1. The Academic Progress Procedure applies to all students who have completed nine (9) or more credits in residence while attending a Colorado Community College System college.
  2. During the student’s first eight (8) credit hours of enrollment, TSJC will monitor satisfactory progress through the Academic Alert process.
  3. A student is considered in “Good Standing” when the student’s cumulative GPA is at least 2.0 or greater for all courses completed at TSJC.
  4. A student is placed on Probation (initial) when the student’s cumulative GPA is less than 2.0 for all courses completed at TSJC.
  5. A student is considered on Probation (continuing) when the student’s cumulative GPA remains less than 2.0 for all courses completed at TSJC and the student’s last term GPA is 2.0 or greater.
  6. A student is placed on Suspension (initial) when his/her cumulative GPA is less than 2.0 for all classes completed at the College, and the last term GPA is also below 2.0. A student placed on Suspension (initial) is not permitted to register for the next term after the term of suspension unless a suspension appeal is approved. A student may appeal for unusual or mitigating circumstances by meeting with an academic advisor and submitting an academic plan to the Vice President of Student Affairs for approval. A student who is approved to register for classes will remain on probation (continuing) and must complete the semester with a semester GPA of 2.0 to continue enrollment.
  7. A student is placed on Suspension (second) when his/her cumulative GPA is less than 2.0 for all classes completed at TSJC and the last term GPA is less than 2.0 for the second time. A student placed on Suspension (second) is not permitted to register for the next two terms after the term of suspension unless a suspension appeal is approved. A student may appeal for unusual or mitigating circumstances by meeting with an advisor and submitting an academic plan to the Vice President of Student Affairs for approval. A student who is approved to register for classes will remain on probation (continuing) and must complete the semester with a semester GPA of 2.0 to continue enrollment.
  8. A student is placed on Suspension (third) when his/her cumulative GPA is less than 2.0 for all classes completed at the College and the last term GPA is also below 2.0 for the third time. A student placed on Suspension (third) is not permitted to register for the next two years after the term of suspension unless a suspension appeal is approved.
  9. Summer semester cannot be used as a “suspension term”.