Academic Probation and Suspension

Good Standing

Students are in good standing at Southwest unless placed on academic probation or academic suspension.

Southwest students must at least meet certain standards for continued enrollment in good standing with the college.

More information regarding retention standards can be found in Southwest's College Policy Number 2:03:01:01/10: Retention and Progression Standards.

Probation and Suspension

The success of our students is important to us. At the end of each semester, a student's Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for that term. Students will be notified via Southwest email and in the My.Southwest College Portal if they have been placed on Probation.

Students must take the following steps during their probationary semester:

  • Meet with Professional Academic Advisor to complete an academic plan.
  • Meet with Probation Case Manager to discuss academic plan and initiate a student success contract.
  • Register for classes.
  • Submit two (2) Progress reports during the probation semester.
  • By the end of the semester, successfully attain a 2.0 GPA for that term.

At the end of the probationary term, if the student has failed to attain the minimum institution combined GPA or a minimum GPA of 2.0 for that term, the student will be suspended for one full term.

Students can appeal their suspension by submitting an appeals form from the link that will be provided via Southwest email and in the My.Southwest College Portal. Students who receive an appeal and students re-enrolling after their suspension term will follow the steps for a probationary semester.