Academic Suspension


A student who is already on Academic Probation status will placed on Academic Suspension status if his or her cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 at the end of the next Fall, Spring, or Summer semester in which the student is enrolled, and the student's term GPA for that Fall, Spring, or Summer semester is also below 2.0.

A student placed on Academic Suspension is required to sit out the next long semester in which the student intended to enroll at NCTC unless the student completes the Appeal process and is approved for enrollment. Students approved for an Academic Suspension Appeal will be assigned an Academic Advisor, will be limited in the number of hours in which they can enroll, and will also have other obligations to meet during the appeal semester such as attending College Success seminars.

A student on Academic Suspension is notified of this status through a mailed letter, NCTC and Canvas email, and a notation on the transcript.

A student placed on Academic Suspension status whose Appeal has been denied or who does not Appeal but rather sits out the next semester(s) (i.e. sits out Summer and/or Fall if placed on Suspension after Spring, or sits out Spring if placed on Suspension after Fall), will have a Registration Hold placed on the student's account and must meet with an Academic Advisor in order to re-enroll for the next eligible semester. Also, this student will automatically be placed on Academic Probation status when the student does re-enroll at NCTC, and therefore MUST earn a term GPA of at least 2.0 in the first semester back at NCTC in order to avoid returning to Suspension status.

Permanent Academic Suspension

NCTC does not permanently suspend students for poor academic performance.