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                                                                       81-800/81-800-1
                                                                 BOT 06-28-07,10-28-10
                 ACADEMIC PROBATION/SUSPENSION (POLICY AND PROCEDURE)

PROBATION POLICY
Any student who does not earn a grade point average of 2.0 (1.5 for students with 30 
hours or less) in any enrolled semester or any student who has dropped all of their credit 
hours in the past semester will be placed on academic probation.

PROBATION PROCEDURE


1.  A student on Academic Probation can enroll for 12 or more credit hours but to be 
    removed from Academic Probation a student must satisfactorily complete at least six 
    (6) credit hours with a grade point average of 2.0 (1.5 for students with 30 hours or 
    less). 
2.  The Registrar shall initiate probationary proceedings by informing the student and 
    district center staff in writing (where the student has claimed to be his or her “Home 
    Center”) in writing.
3.  The decision shall be binding and final for all courses offered by Oglala Lakota 
    College.
4.  The Registrar will maintain a current list of all students on probationary status.
5.  The decision will be binding and final for all courses offered by Oglala Lakota 
    College. 

SUSPENSION POLICY
If a student does not earn a grade point average of 2.0 (1.5 for students with 30 hours or 
less) while on probation, the student will be placed on suspension (Academic Suspension 
One). This means the student can not enroll for one semester. 

Students will remove themselves from Academic Suspension by first sitting out for one 
semester, next by enrolling for only six (6) hours and earning a grade point average of 2.0 
(1.5 for students with 30 hours or less).

Suspension Procedure
 1. Academic Suspension One 
     
   Students placed on Academic Suspension One will not be allowed to register for 
   classes for one semester following their suspension. After sitting out for this one semester, 
   they will be   allowed to register for classes again and they must successfully complete all 
   enrolled classes with a 2.0 grade point average (1.5 for students with 30 hours or less) or 
   better. 
   Should the student fail to successfully complete his or her classes during the term 
   following the suspension, they will be placed on Academic Suspension Two. 

 2.  Academic Suspension Two 

   Students placed on Academic Suspension Two will be barred from enrollment for one 
   year or two semesters. 

Appeal Process
 1.   A student can appeal the Academic Suspension Two decision to his or her district 
      local board. 

 2.   The District Local Board will schedule a hearing and notify the student in writing 
      and request the student to provide a written and oral justification of their failing 
      academic record with a plan as to why and how they will successfully complete a college 
      education goal. 

 3.   The District Board will only allow students to enroll in Oglala Lakota College with 
      documented extenuating circumstances, i.e., personal health, medical issues, death in the 
      immediate family, or other significant family issues. 

 4.   The District Board will notify the Registrar and the student of its decision in 
      writing. The decision will be binding and final for all courses offered by Oglala Lakota 
      College. 
      a.   If the District Board’s decision is for the student to remain on Academic 
           Suspension Two, the student will not be allowed to enroll for two semesters following the 
           decision. 
      b.   If the District Board’s decision is to allow the student to re-enroll, the student 
           will again be placed on Academic Suspension One. 

      Academic Suspension One means that the student must sit out for one semester 
      following their suspension after which they can remove themselves from Academic 
      Suspension One by enrolling for minimum of three (3) credit hours but no to exceed a 
      maximum of six (6) credit hours, and earning a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) (1.5 for 
      students with 30 hours or less) or better. 

 5.   If the student does not complete a minimum three (3) credit hours with the required 
      grade point average, the student will not be allowed to have another hearing and will be 
      barred automatically from enrollment at Oglala Lakota College for a period for two (2) 
      years Academic Suspension Three following the semester in which they failed to achieve 
      a 2.0 grade point average (1.5 for students with 30 hours or less).

 6.   Following Academic Suspension Three, a student will be allowed to enroll in Oglala 
      Lakota College without being on probation or suspension and will be required to take the 
      placement tests if they have not previously completed the core Math and English 
      requirements. The student will use the most recent status sheet for their declared major. 

 7.   The Registrar shall maintain and update a list of the status of all students on 
      academic suspension. 

Note: The President will appoint a committee to provide all hearings for the students 
placed on Academic Suspension Two from the Rapid City and Cheyenne River 
Extension Centers. 

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