Academic Good Standing Policies
The academic progress of all students at Wilmington College is reviewed at the conclusion of each semester in order to determine the academic standing of each student. Good standing is determined by the following criteria:
a) The student must average 12 credit hours with passing grades of "D" or better during full-time semesters* enrolled at Wilmington College. (However, credits earned during summer session count toward good standing even if the student is taking less than 12 credit hours)
b) The student must complete ENG101 (and ENG100, if required) with a grade of "C-" or better after one attempt
c) The student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of:
1.60 for freshmen
1.80 for sophomores
2.00 for juniors and seniors
Students who are enrolled regularly on a part-time basis* will be considered in good standing if they pass courses for which they receive recorded grades on the following basis:
- First 6 to 8 cumulative Wilmington credits recorded - pass at least 3 credits.
- 9 to 11 cumulative credits recorded - pass at least 6 credits.
- 12 or more cumulative Wilmington credits recorded - pass at least two-thirds of all credits attempted at Wilmington with a cumulative average of 1.60 for freshmen, 1.80 for sophomores, 2.00 for juniors and seniors.
*indicates status at the end of the dop/add period
Academic Integrity Policy
Students should consult the Student Handbook for policies regarding academic integrity issues including, but not limited to, guidelines for examinations, plagiarism, classroom behavior, and handling academic misconduct charges. Students with Academic Integrity violations may not be eligible for academic awards and honors (i.e. - academic honors, dean's list/merit list, Green Key Honor Society, Who's Who Award, and other Honorary societies.
Students on academic probation are ineligible for intercollegiate athletic competition. Wilmington College abides by NCAA, Division III rules and regulations. Wilmington College will determine athletic eligibility or ineligibility for each student one week (7 days) after grades are due to the Office of Academic Records for the fall, spring, and summer terms.
Early Alert Retention Protocol
In the event that a student misses the equivalent of an entire week of classes without appropriate notification, faculty will alert the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Associate Vice President will meet weekly with representatives from Athletics, Admission, Multicultural Affairs, Student Resource Center, and Student Life to discuss the student's status. The Associate Vice President will communicate with students who are consistently absent from classes without an excuse to discuss a course of action such as getting help from the Student Resource Center or meeting with their academic advisor. A second occurrence of a weeklong absence from all classes without notification to the Office of Academic Affairs will result in a discussion and possible implementation of an immediate administrative withdrawal from the College and, as it applies, residence hall.
Students who do not maintain good standing will be placed on academic probation for the following semester. They may be required by the Academic Standards and Appeals Committee to take IDS 109, Effective College Study Strategies, in their probationary semester. Also, if they have not earned a grade of "C-" or better in ENG101 after two attempts, the Committee will require students to repeat ENG101 and earn a "C-" or better. Students who meet the criteria for good standing at the conclusion of the designated semester will return to academic good standing, Students on academic probation are ineligible for intercollegiate athletic competition and may be ineligible for other extra-curricular activities as well.
A student who fails to meet the requirements to regain academic good standing at the conclusion of a semester on academic probation is subject to academic suspension. In addition, any student whose semester grade point average falls below 1.00 is subject to immediate academic suspension. Students subject to adademic suspension may make a written appeal to the Academic Standards and Appeals Committee. If the Committee views the appeal favorablhy, the student will be allowed to remain on academic probation for an additional semester. Students should consult with the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs about the appeal process.
Academic suspension from Wilmington College spans a minimum six (6) month period after which an individual may apply for readmission. During the period of suspension from Wilmington College, the individual is encouraged to reexamine educational and career goals. Readmission is not automatic and depends on an indivudal's circumstances. If readmitted, an individual will return to Wil;mignton College on academic probation.
A student who fails to meet probationary requirements, and has been suspended previously from Wilmington College, is subject to academic dismissal. The student subject to academic dismissal may make a written appeal to the Academic Standards and Appeals Committee requesting an additional semester of academic probation or a second academic suspension. If the Committee views the appeal for probation favorably, the student will be allowed to remain on academic probation for an additional semester. If the Committee grants a second academic suspension, it will be treated like the first academic suspensio. Students should consult with the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs about the appeal process.
Readmission is not possible after academic dismissal from Wilmington College except under the Fresh Start Program.
Readmission after Suspension
After academic suspension, a student must remain out of Wilmington College for a minimum of six (6) months before applying for readmission. During this time the student is encouraged to reexamine educational and career goals. Readmission is not automatic and depends on the student's circumstances. If readmission is granted the student will be readmitted on probation. Readmission is not possible after dismissal from Wilmington College except under provision of the Fresh Start program.