Bismarck State College is committed to the academic success of every student. The college will monitor a student’s grades and issue an appropriate warning if grades are inadequate. A student’s academic standing, which is based on term and cumulative grade point average (GPA), is determined at the end of each semester after final grades have been posted in CampusConnection.
Poor academic performance could result in being placed on one of the following academic standings:
- Academic Warning – Students who have a term or cumulative GPA below 2.00 are placed on Academic Warning.
- Academic Probation – Students who are on Academic Warning and fail to earn a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher after finishing their next semester of enrollment are placed on Academic Probation.
- Academic Suspension – Students who are on Academic Probation and fail to earn a term GPA of 2.00 or higher after finishing their next semester of enrollment are placed on Academic Suspension.
Refer to the Bismarck State College policy for a complete description of each level of academic standing: BSC Policy – Academic Standing
Bismarck State College keeps students informed of their academic standing by printing a statement on the student’s transcript, as well as sending correspondence directly to the student.
Students in poor academic standing are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor or the Mystic Advising & Counseling Center (MACC) to discuss academic goals and develop a plan toward academic success. Additionally, Academic Warning, Academic Probation and Academic Suspension workbooks have been developed to help students understand the meaning of their academic standing and to provide information on how to improve their grade point average (GPA). Students are encouraged to review the workbook related to their academic status and submit the corresponding worksheet.