Academic Standing

At the completion of each semester, OTC determines academic standing for each student enrolled for that semester.  A student is either in Good Standing or on Academic Probation.  For more information, please see Policy 5.09 Academic Standing.

Good Standing

OTC considers students who have a cumulative OTC GPA of at least 2.00 to be in good standing. Students not in good standing will be placed on academic probation

Academic Probation

When a student’s OTC cumulative GPA falls below 2.00, the Registrar’s Office will place the student on Academic Probation.  This serves as a warning that your grades need to improve so you can successfully complete your degree program. Academic Probation does not prevent students from making changes to their current schedule or registering for a future term. Instead, it’s simply an indication that the student needs to make some adjustments to improve their OTC cumulative GPA.  OTC strongly encourages students on Academic Probation to meet with their assigned navigator each semester they are on probation, and students on Academic Probation are not allowed to go into course overload.  Students will remain on Academic Probation until their OTC Cumulative GPA reaches at least a 2.00.

Note: Academic probation is not the same as Financial Aid Probation. Please contact your college navigator if OTC places you on Financial Aid Probation or if you have any questions about financial aid.

Academic Suspension

OTC does not presently place students on academic suspension.

The good news? You have a “second chance” to do well in classes!  We are confident that if you are willing to work hard and seek assistance, your chances of success can improve greatly! You can raise your grade point average by retaking certain courses and enrolling in a lighter course load. Please contact your assigned advisor to discuss your options.

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