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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 considered to be making academic progress if s/he maintains a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.  A student’s academic status is determined by the student’s cumulative GPA AND the number of credit hours earned compared to the number attempted on the charts below. These standards will not apply until a student has attempted a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours.

Standards for Academic Progress Cumulative GPA Qualitative Measure

 
Total Credit Hours Attempted Good Academic Standing Academic Intervention
  Academic Probation
Academic Dismissal*
0 - 11.5 credits N/A N/A   N/A N/A
12 - 18.5 credits 2.00 or higher 1.30 - 1.99   1.00 - 1.29 Below 1.00
19 - 36.5 credits 2.00 or higher 1.80 - 1.99   1.50 - 1.79 Below 1.50
37 - 54.5 credits 2.00 or higher 1.95 - 1.99   1.75 - 1.94 Below 1.75
55 credits or more 2.00 or higher N/A   N/A Below 2.00

*First time freshmen whose status is dismissal will be place on academic probation after his/her first term.

Credits Attempted Compared to Credits Earned:

  If credits earned are greater than or equal to: If Credits earned are less than    
Total Credit Hours Attempted Good Academic Standing
Academic Intervention
Academic Probation
Academic Dismissal*
0 - 11.5 N/A N/A N/A N/A
12 - 18.5 8 8 7 6
19 - 36.5 13 13 12 10.5
37 - 54.5 28 28 26 22
55 or more 75% of credits attempted 75% of credits attempted 72% of credits attempted 67% of credits attempted

*First time freshmen whose status is dismissal will be place on academic probation after his/her first term.

Failure to meet the standards for a satisfactory academic progress will affect financial aid eligibility. Students should contact the Financial Aid Office for information.

Students with questions about academic standards and requirements can contact the Advisement Center 315-574-4029 or submit an information request.