Good Standing

The minimum cumulative GPA required for students to be in “good standing” is a 2.0 on all credits attempted at LCSC.


At the end of a semester*, students who do not attain a 2.0 cumulative GPA are placed on “academic probation” for the next semester of enrollment. Students on academic probation who earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher will be returned to “good standing” status. Students on academic probation who obtain a term GPA of 2.0 or higher during the subsequent semester after being placed on probation, but whose cumulative GPA is still below 2.0, will remain on probation.


Students on probation with a cumulative GPA below 2.0 and a subsequent semester GPA below 2.0 will be placed on “academic suspension.” Students on academic suspension must sit out a minimum of one full semester (summer semester does not count). If students placed on academic suspension are registered for classes in subsequent terms, these classes will be removed from the students’ schedules by the Registrar & Records Office.

*First semester students earning an institutional cumulative GPA below 1.00 will be placed directly on Academic Suspension. Suspended students living in campus housing must arrange for move-out with Residence Life.

Reinstatement Following Suspension

Students who have been academically suspended may not re-enroll (degree or non-degree) for at least one full semester. (Students may not attend a Summer Session if suspended at the end of Spring semester, nor does a Summer session count as the required semester "suspended out" of college.) Students wishing to re-enroll following academic suspension must apply for reinstatement after one semester has passed. Students academically suspended three times must wait three academic years before an application for reinstatement will be considered. Students wanting to appeal the suspension of one semester policy may submit a petition to the Petition Committee.