The Office of the Registrar reviews the academic progress of students at the end of each semester and places those students who fail to maintain a Bluefield College cumulative GPA higher than the minimum level required (see scale below) on academic probation. Academic Probation indicates a student’s continued enrollment at Bluefield College is in jeopardy. The College desires to see the student succeed and will make available varied academic support services to assist the student toward improved performance. However, the primary responsibility rests with the student to improve to the required level for continued enrollment.
Students placed on Academic Probation for the first time will be required to enroll in ACS 1012 Academic Success Seminar in the semester immediately following their notice of Academic Probation; for example, students placed on Academic Probation for the first time at the conclusion of the Spring semester must take ACS 1012 Academic Success Seminar in the Fall semester. Any student may elect to take this course; although it does not satisfy any Bluefield College graduation requirements, its credit hours may be used for determining athletic or financial aid eligibility.
A student on Academic Probation will not be permitted to take more than 14 hours, unless enrolling in ACS 1012 Academic Success Seminar causes the student to exceed 14 hours by no more than 2 credit hours. No student on probation may represent the school in athletics, choir, chorale, or other official school-sponsored activities.
Notice of Academic Probation will be printed on the permanent student transcript maintained in the Registrar’s Office. A student will be removed from Academic Probation upon attainment of a minimum Bluefield College cumulative GPA for total number of credit hours attempted . The minimum Bluefield College cumulative GPA requirements are as follows:
BC Hours Attempted Minimum BC Cumulative GPA
Prior to registration for each semester in which a student is on Academic Probation, the student must meet with his or her advisor and the Director of Student Success to work out an appropriate plan for achieving the required level of academic success.