Counseling

Help for Students with Academic Difficulties

The Counseling Services Center offers individual and group counseling to address obstacles that interfere with student success. We connect students to resources, help them identify goals and support them to meet their personal, academic and career objectives.

The Counseling Services Center also presents 30 workshops a semester on study skills, test taking strategies, motivation and more. To view all of our workshops go to workshop schedule.

Understanding the Rules of the College

It is every student's responsibility to know and meet the college standards for maintaining good academic standing. Counselors can help students understand these academic policies and develop strategies to maintain or correct their academic status.

The required grades are detailed in the Academic Standards and Policy section of the college catalogue. If the required grades are not met, students are first put on Alert or Probationary status and given an opportunity to meet the standards in the following semester, or face dismissal.

Dismissal Appeals

If a student fails to meet the standards following a probationary semester, they are dismissed and can no longer attend the college in a degree-granting program. There is an appeal process that allows students to explain why they failed to meet the standards, and why those circumstances would no longer be obstacles to progress.

Before writing an appeal, consider the following questions:

  1. What were the obstacles that prevented academic progress over the course of my enrollment?
  2. Has something changed in my life so that I can devote myself more to my studies and not repeat a semester of poor performance?
  3. Is this a better time to attend college and will I now be able to focus more on my studies? Yes or No
  4. Am I prepared get to class on time, concentrate and study so that I succeed? Yes or No

If after self-inquiry, you can answer these questions affirmatively, please familiarize yourself with the process and deadlines, or visit the Counseling Services Center for assistance.

Dismissal Appeal Deadlines

(Due 12 noon in the Registrar on date of deadline):

Spring 2018 Semester

  • November 13, 2017 (For students not enrolled in Fall 2017)
  • January 16, 2018 (For students enrolled during Fall 2017)

Fall 2018

  • May 7, 2018 Non Enrolled students
  • August 6, 2018 Students that attended in the Spring or Summer 2018

Spring 2019

  • November 12, 2018 - (For students not enrolled in Fall 2018)
  • January 22, 2019 (For students enrolled during Fall 2018)

Summer and Fall 2019

  • May 6, 2019 Non-enrolled students

Important Links

Committee on Course and Standards Appeal Form

Information for Dismissed Students

Important Points for Students on Academic Alert or Probation