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Academic Standards

​Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) is dedicated to ensuring you have every opportunity to achieve your educational goals and therefore have adopted the following academic standards.

As a student, you are responsible for maintaining an acceptable level of progress regarding quality and quantity of work. Our Academic Standards are based upon GPA and course completion to encourage you to progress, in a successful and timely manner, toward completion of your program of study. Academic progress is reviewed at the end of every term.

 

CVTC’s academic standards policy was revised, implemented and effective as of 7/1/2011 and applies to all previous, current and future students.

 

Academic Standards

CVTC maintains a learning environment conducive to instruction, regular attendance, and your academic progress in accordance with its philosophy and policies. To be in good standing, you must meet ALL of the following criteria:

Completion Rate Requirement

  • Successfully complete 67% of the credits attempted. Course failures and withdrawals are counted as attempted credits but not as earned credits. Students who are recorded as complete No Shows have 0% completion and therefore are subject to academic standards. 

Grade Point Average Requirement

  • Successfully maintain a minimum 2.0 term grade point average.
  • Successfully maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative institutional grade point average.

Maximum Time Frame Requirement

  • Financial Aid Recipients only: Successfully complete the program by the time 150% of the published credits for the program has been attempted. Credits from previously completed programs will be excluded except for those credits that are required for the new program. All credits taken at CVTC or transferred into the program are considered in the 150% calculation.

Learn about the 150% Rule & Appeal Process

 

 

Impact of Different Types of Credit on Academic Standards Requirements

Type of Credit ​

Completion
Rate ​

Grade Point Average ​

 

Maximum Time Frame​

Withdrawal​

yes​

no

​yes

Transfer ​

no​

​no

​yes

Incomplete ​

no​

​no

​yes

Non-Credit Remedial in a Credit Term ​

no​

​no

​yes

Non-Credit Remedial in a Non-Credit Term ​

​no

​no

​no

Missing Grades ​

no​

​no

​no

Failing Grade​

yes​

​yes

​yes

Audit (AU)​

no​

​no

​yes

Audit (AX)​

yes​

​no

​yes

 

How to determine your current academic standing.

You can view your current academic standing through your MyCVTC account on SIS.

MyCVTC > SIS > Student > Registration > Check Your Registration Status

What it means to be placed on academic warning.

The first time the above academic standards are not met, you will be placed on academic warning for the next term of enrollment. Improvement of your academic standing is essential for you to continue and be successful at CVTC. Many resources are available to assist you with schedule planning, balancing school and work, personal concerns, or other issues that may interfere with achieving your educational goals.

You may continue to attend classes next semester at CVTC; however, improvement of your academic standing is required or you will be placed on academic dismissal.

At the end of the next term, you must achieve one of the following requirements:

  1. Achieve good academic standing by attaining the above Academic Standards
  2.                                                         OR

  3. Demonstrate academic progress by achieving the following:
    • Successfully complete 67% of the term credits attempted
      • Course failures and withdrawals are not considered successful completion of coursework.
    • Achieve a term grade point average of 2.1

You may continue to attend CVTC on an academic warning status if you demonstrate academic    progress.        

Failure to achieve either of the above requirements will result in academic dismissal from CVTC.            

What it means to be placed on academic dismissal.

If you fail to earn the academic standards in the next enrolled term while on academic warning, you will be academically dismissed. Academic dismissal indicates that you have fallen below CVTC's Academic Standards twice. If placed on academic dismissal, you will not be able to attend the College the next consecutive semester. In order to return to CVTC, you must appeal to be reinstated by completing a request for academic appeal form and provide supporting information/documentation related to your appeal. If your appeal is approved, you then may reapply to CVTC.

To appeal:

  1. Complete the Request for Academic Appeal form: www.cvtc.edu/academicappeal
    • October 1 by 4pm for re-entry into the Spring Semester
    • March 1 by 4pm for re-entry into the Fall Semester
    • June 15 by 4pm for re-entry in the Fall Semester
  2. Provide documentation of your extenuating circumstances or of the steps you have taken to improve your opportunity to achieve your educational goals at CVTC.
  3. Submit the Request for Academic Appeal form and documentation, as listed on the form.

What it means to be placed on academic probation.

If your academic appeal is approved, you will be reinstated to the College on academic probation. Improvement of your academic standing is essential for you to continue and be successful at CVTC. You will be required to meet the requirements of your success plan or you will be placed on academic dismissal.

Probation statuses are determined by your cumulative GPA. Below are the two types of probation statuses and the requirements that need to be achieved.

Probation - Success Plan

  • Successfully complete 67% of the term credits attempted
    • Course failures and withdrawals are not considered successful completion of coursework.
  • Achieve a term grade point average of 2.0
  • Meet with an assigned CVTC counselor two times per semester.
  • Required action items as determined by the CVTC counselor.

Probation

  • Successfully complete 67% of the term credits attempted
    • Course failures and withdrawals are not considered successful completion of coursework.
  • Achieve a term grade point average of 2.0
  • Achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0