What does this mean?
Academic Warning versus Academic Suspension:
Academic Warning is your time to show Anoka-Ramsey Community College that you are capable of the workload required in higher education. You receive a warning when you fall below the criteria required for the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy, or "Good Academic Standing." You may register for classes if you have a warning, but it is in your best interest to meet with an academic advisor. If you do not meet the minimum requirements of a 2.0 cumulative GPA and a completion rate of at least 67%, you will be placed on suspension.
If you have two consecutive semesters of being below Satisfactory Academic Progress, you will be placed on Academic Suspension. If you are on suspension at another college or university, you will be on suspension at Anoka-Ramsey Community College. If you are on suspension at Anoka-Ramsey or another institution, you must complete a suspension appeal form to attend Anoka-Ramsey Community College.
Please note, financial aid follows the same policy criteria for warning and suspension. If you are on academic warning, you will also be on financial aid warning. If you are on academic suspension, you will also be on financial aid suspension.
If your appeal is approved, you must achieve a minimum term GPA of 2.5 and a 100% completion rate, and you are considered on probation.
Your semester on probation can result in one of the following:
- If you meet the cumulative standards at the completion of the semester, you return to "good academic standing."
- If you meet the term requirements, but have not yet satisfied the cumulative standards, you are placed on another probationary term.
- If you fail to meet either the term or cumulative requirements, you are immediately placed back on suspension.
Add, Drop, Withdraw from Classes:
You may add a full-semester course through the fifth business day of the term or before the course starts, whichever is later. Courses starting mid-semester have different add dates.
You may drop a full-semester course through the fifth business day of the term or before the course starts, whichever is later. Dropped courses do not appear on your transcript and do not impact academic standing. If you drop a course, you receive a full refund of tuition and fees. Courses starting mid-semester have different drop dates.
You may withdraw from a course after the fifth business day and through approximately 80% of the term (short courses have an adjusted schedule). Withdrawal courses appear on your transcript as a “W” and have a direct impact on your academic standing.
Withdraw grades may subject you to academic warning or suspension as well as financial aid warning or suspension. Refer to the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy and the financial aid policy for more information. Withdraw grades may subject you to financial aid repayment. Refer to the Refund Policy for more information.
Notice: The college does not assign a grade of "W" if you stop attending, but do not officially withdraw. It is your responsibility to officially withdraw from a course you are no longer attending. If you do not withdraw from a course you are not attending, you will most likely receive an "F" in the course.
Degree Audit Report System (DARS)
Your DARS tracks your progress toward degree completion, so it shows you the courses and number of credits needed to complete your degree. Your DARS is available to you through your eServices page. Learn more about reading your DARS by clicking here.
You may have a hold on your account for a variety of reasons. Some may be on your account until the college receives specific information from you, others may be placed on your account because of your admissions status, and still others may be for academic reasons. Here are some common holds (please note, this list is not exhaustive):
- Academic suspension at Anoka-Ramsey or any other academic institution (Code: 0002) - See "suspension" definition above
- Immunization forms (0005) - You must turn in documents showing that your immunization shots are current
- Updated address needed (0010) - Anoka-Ramsey has an outdated address on file, please update this
- Unpaid balance at Anoka-Ramsey or any other MnSCU institution (0015) - Your balance must be at "$0.00" at Anoka-Ramsey or your previous MnSCU institution before you may register
- Record office hold (0030) - This can be a variety of reasons, often times it is based on reading placement from the Accuplacer and you will need an advisors signature to register
- PSEO student (0061) - You must work with an advisor to register
- Academic Advising (0078) - You must work with an advisor to register
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU)
Anoka-Ramsey Community College is part of the MnSCU system. This system includes many public colleges and universities in the state of Minnesota. You can find out more information about the system at their website: www.mnscu.edu.
A transcript is your academic record at an institution. You can view your unofficial transcript, or "academic record" on your e-services page (called "My Course Schedule" from the Anoka-Ramsey website). To request official transcripts and learn more about transcripts, click here.
When you "transfer," you are enrolling at another institution, and taking your credits from Anoka-Ramsey with you. Anoka-Ramsey has many systems in place to help you with your transferring experience, whether you are transferring to or from Anoka-Ramsey. Find out more about transferring, including transfer guides for other colleges and their programs by clicking here.
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