Academic Standing & Grades

As a student at Blackhawk Technical College it is your responsibility to maintain the expected standards of academic progress and follow procedures established and made known by the College instructors as well as the policies and procedures of the College.

BTC has a rather rigorous Standard of which all students must maintain. This policy includes information about Academic Standing and grading information.

Grade Chart

Grade

4.0 Scale

A

4.00

A-

3.67

B+

3.33

B

3.00

B-

2.67

C+

2.33

C

2.00

C-

1.67

D+

1.33

D

1.00

D-

0.67

F

0.00

 

Grade Chart Example

Course Number

Course
Name

Letter Grade

Credit Hours

 

Numeric Grade

 

Grade Points

XXXXXX

English-First Year Composition

A

3

x

4.00

=

12.00

XXXXXX

English-Technical Writing

B

3

x

3.00

=

9.00

XXXXXX

Small Group Communication

B+

3

x

3.33

=

9.99

XXXXXX

Critical & Evaluative Reading 1

A-

3

x

3.67

=

11.01

XXXXXX

The Mathematics of Design

A

3

x

4.00

=

12.00

XXXXXX

Economics in American Society

B-

3

x

2.67

=

8.01

XXXXXX

Contemporary Art

A-

3

x

3.67

=

11.01

XXXXXX

General Biology (Non-Majors)

C+

4

x

2.33

=

9.32

(4.0 scale shown in example)

TOTALS

25

 

 

 

82.34

82.34 total points / 25 total credit hours = 3.29 G.P.A.

 

STANDARDS OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS POLICY

What is Academic Progress?
You must maintain a term and cumulative grade point average (G.P.A.) of 2.0 to maintain satisfactory academic progress. If you do not meet these requirements, as listed below, you will be placed on academic warning or academic suspension.

1.  Academic Early Alert

If you are enrolled in three or more credits and receive two or more unsatisfactory grades at mid-term you will be at risk of receiving an Academic Warning. You will receive a letter about available resources. It is strongly recommended that students meet with a counselor /advisor.

2.  Academic Warning

If you are enrolled in three or more credits and fail to earn a semester G.P.A. of 2.0, you will be placed on Academic Warning. You will receive a letter explaining your change in status along with information on available resources and suggestions on how to improve your academic performance. You will have a hold placed on your account and will be required to attend Student Success Workshops and/or meet with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible for additional assistance. If you are placed on Academic Warning, you will be given one semester to improve your academic performance. The designation, Academic Warning will appear on your official transcript until you achieve satisfactory academic progress.

3.  Academic Suspension Alert

If you are currently on Academic Warning and you receive any unsatisfactory grades at mid-term you are at risk of Academic Suspension. You will receive a letter about available resources and your options. It is strongly recommended that you meet with a counselor at this time.

4.  Academic Suspension

If you are on Academic Warning and are enrolled in three or more credits and fail to earn a semester G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher, you will be placed on Academic Suspension. A hold will be placed on your account that will bar you from registering for courses. If you registered for the next semester prior to this hold being placed, you will be administratively dropped from all of your courses. If you are placed on Academic Suspension you will be required to complete the appeal process to be considered for reinstatement to the College. If you are reinstated you may be required to wait out a semester or take a reduced schedule until you attain satisfactory academic standing. Should you be reinstated, you will be placed on Academic Probation for the next semester and Academic Probation will appear on your transcripts.

5.  Reinstatement

If you are reinstated you may be required to wait out a semester or take a reduced schedule until you attain satisfactory academic standing. Should you be reinstated, you will be placed on Academic Probation for the next semester and Academic Probation will appear on your transcripts.

6.  Academic Probation

While on Academic Probation, if you enroll in one or more credits and fail to earn a semester G.P.A. of 2.0 you will be automatically dismissed from the College for a minimum of two full semesters (Fall & Spring) and a Probation hold will be placed on your account.

7.  Dismissal

If you have been dismissed, and wish to return, you must re-apply to the College and complete the Academic Appeal Process. Additionally, you will have to re-establish your program eligibility and go to the end of any program waitlists or ineligible to petition. You will remain on Academic Probation and continue to have a hold on your account until your cumulative G.P.A. reaches 2.0.