Academic Status

The College calculates a student’s academic status each term (fall, spring, and summer) based upon previous academic status, term grade point average (GPA), and cumulative GPA. The College includes all credit courses taken at San Jacinto College, including college preparatory courses, in the calculation except that the College counts only the highest grades achieved in repeated courses. The College does not include course work from other institutions in the San Jacinto College GPA.

Academic Suspension Period

Suspended students must sit out one long term (fall, spring, or the entire summer session). After the student has completed the suspension period, he or she must request re-admission and obtain advising with Educational Planning, Counseling, & Completion before being eligible to enroll again. The College will notify students placed on academic suspension by mail or email that they have been suspended. Students may appeal their suspension as described below when extenuating circumstances exist.

Suspension Appeals

San Jacinto College students on academic suspension who have not completed their term of suspension may appeal for immediate reinstatement when truly extenuating circumstances exist. Request for Appeal of Suspension forms are available in the Educational Planning, Counseling, & Completion office on each campus. If the Appeals Committee approves the request, the Committee will prescribe specific conditions for enrollment. These conditions may include limits on classes or the number of hours the student may take, specific grades the student must attain (e.g., C or above; student may not withdraw), requirements for periodic progress reports from the instructor(s) involved, and mandatory follow-up counseling. Students who agree to the conditions of enrollment as defined by the Committee will be allowed to re-enroll on suspension override. Failure to meet the terms of the contract will result in immediate execution of the suspension stipulations with no refund of tuition and fees and without further appeal. If the Committee on one campus denies the suspension appeal, the denial is effective on all three San Jacinto College campuses.

Re-enrollment after Suspension

Once the term of suspension has elapsed, students may apply for readmission. The academic status of suspension will prevent registration until mandatory advising has been completed with Educational Planning, Counseling, & Completion. Students enrolling after their suspension period on academic probation, who achieve an overall institution GPA of 2.0 or greater, will be considered in Good Standing. Students who achieve a term GPA of 2.0 or better but who do not raise their overall institution GPA of 2.0 or better will continue on academic probation.

Transfer Students on Suspension

Students admitted from other institutions on academic suspension will be treated the same as students from San Jacinto College on suspension as described above. Students who fail to report a transfer academic status of suspension to gain admission may be immediately withdrawn without any refund of tuition and fees paid.

Note: Students may see the Academic Probation and Suspension Table for more information.

Student Inquiries

Students should address inquiries about student grades and records to the Educational Planning, Counseling, & Completion office at 281-998-6150.

Unattended Children on Campus

San Jacinto College occasionally offers supervised classes and activities for children. However, at all other times, children may not remain unattended on campus, nor may children attend classes with their parents.

Retention of Student Work

The College may indefinitely retain all work submitted to an instructor in a course including, but not limited to, tests, term papers, reports, and projects.

Student Intellectual Property

Students shall retain their intellectual property rights on projects produced as a result of their individual initiative with incidental use of College facilities and resources. If the student is working on a project initiated and funded by San Jacinto College, ownership resides with the College.

Academic Probation and Suspension Table

Both the term and the institution GPA are based on the completion of grades A, B, C, D, or F at San Jacinto College.

A student’s academic status is calculated at the end of each fall, spring, and summer term (Summer I and Summer II are combined).

Good Standing Academic Warning Academic Probation Academic Suspension
All students are expected to maintain an overall institution GPA of 2.0 or higher. At the conclusion of each term of enrollment, the student will remain in good standing if either of the following is true:
1) If the overall institution GPA is 2.0 or greater when the grades from the recently completed term are included.
2) If no grades of A, B, C, D, F or FX are reported for the term, there will be no recalculation of the overall institution GPA.
At the end of the first term in which the overall institution GPA is less than 2.0, the student will be placed on academic warning status.
At the end of any term in which the student was on academic warning status, these are the possibilities:
1) If the overall institution GPA is 2.0 or higher, the student’s status will revert to good standing.
2) If the overall institution GPA is less than 2.0, the student will be placed on academic probation.
At the end of any term in which the student is on academic warning and the overall institution GPA is less than 2.0, the student will be placed on academic probation. At the end of any term in which the student was on academic probation, these are the possibilities:
1) If the student’s overall institution GPA is 2.0 or higher, the student’s academic status will revert to good standing.
2) If the overall institution GPA is less than 2.0, but the GPA for the recently completed term is 2.0 or better, the student will remain on academic probation.
3) If both the student’s overall institution GPA and the GPA from the recently completed term fall below 2.0, the student will be placed on academic suspension.
Note: Students will remain on academic probation after each term in which his/her overall institution GPA is less than 2.0, even though the most recent term GPA may be 2.0 or higher.
At the end of any term in which the student is on academic probation and both the student’s overall institution GPA and his/ her GPA from that just completed term fall below 2.0, the student will be placed on academic suspension.
Students on academic suspension will not be eligible to re-enroll until one term has passed.
Students on academic suspension will be required to meet with an educational planner/counselor prior to re-enrollment.

Note: If at the end of any term in which the College recalculates the overall institution GPA, a student’s status reaches good standing, the sequence begins over. For example, if the student has been on academic warning, but then raised his/her status to good standing, then the next term in which the student's overall institution GPA falls below 2.0, the student will again be placed on academic warning status.