Academic Standing

Standards of Academic Progress

MATC's Standards of Academic Progress Policy requires program students to meet four standards to maintain Good Academic Standing. A student who fails to achieve any of these standards in any semester will be placed on Academic Warning. A student on Academic Warning that fails to meet any of the four standards will be placed on Academic Suspension.

  1. Term GPA of 2.0
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.0
  3. Term completion rate of 67%
  4. Cumulative completion rate of 67%

Academic Standing

WARNING: If you fail to meet the standards for Good Academic Standing listed above, you will be placed on Academic Warning. Although you are not restricted in the number of credits that you can take, you must achieve a minimum 67% semester completion rate of the credits you do take AND a minimum 2.0 semester GPA to avoid being placed on academic suspension. 

You will return to Good Academic Standing when you meet all four criteria listed above.

SUSPENSION: If you are on Academic Warning and fail to meet the semester GPA of at least 2.0 and the semester course completion rate of at least 67%, you will be placed on Academic Suspension. Please contact your Academic & Career Pathway Office for assistance to establish a monitored academic plan.

PROBATION: Upon successful meeting with your advisor and transition to Academic Probation,  you will be able to return to classes at MATC. You will be limited to a maximum of six advisor or coach-approved credits.  You must successfully achieve a 100% course completion rate and a minimum 2.0 GPA each semester to continue at MATC.  If you are not able to do this, you will be subject to Academic Suspension again.

You will also be directed to meet with a Retention Coach to participate in Connect-to-Complete (C2C).. Coaching sessions and workshops provide planning for success, connecting to other campus offices, and guidance for time management, study skills, stress management and overall strategies for college success. 

If you lost financial aid eligibility, you must complete a minimum of six college-level credits at MATC before being reconsidered for financial aid .  You will return to Good Academic Standing when you meet both semester and cumulative requirements, as defined by the standards for Good Academic Standing listed above.


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