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Academic Standards & Regulations

Herkimer College is ranked among the top 100 U.S. community colleges for student success due to our impressive graduation and transfer rates. We take academics very seriously and hold our students to high standards while giving them room to explore their interests and grow their knowledge, skills, and abilities.

A student is placed on academic probation when:

He or she has a cumulative grade point average (GPA) that does not reflect satisfactory progress, given the number of credit hours attempted. The following chart shows the GPA, based on attempted credits, resulting in academic probation:

Credits Attempted Compared to the GPA:

Cumulative GPA
Total Credit Hours Attempted Academic Warning Academic Probation Academic Dismissal
12 - 18 1.50 - 1.99 1.49 or below N/A
19 - 36 1.75 - 1.99 1.00 - 1.74 Below 1.00
37 - 48 1.85 - 1.99 1.50 - 1.84 Below 1.50
49 or more 1.85 - 1.99 1.75 - 1.84 Below 1.75

He or she has not earned enough credit, given the number of credits attempted. The following chart shows credit hours attempted versus credit hours earned, resulting in academic probation:

Credits Attempted Compared to Credits Earned:

If credits earned are less than
Total Credit Hours Attempted Academic Warning Academic Probabtion Academic Dismissal
12 - 18 9 6 or fewer N/A
19 - 36 15 12 9
37 - 48 24 21 19
49 - 60 30 27 24
61 - 72 37 34 31
73 or more 60% of credits attempted 55% of credits attempted 50% of credits attempted

Students with questions about academic standards and requirements can contact the Advisement Center 315-866-0300 x8239 or submit an information request.

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