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Academic Support

Everything you need to know about Academic Support Services: Peer Consulting, Disability Services, Academic Probation, 1:1 meetings with our counselors, food, and more!

Academic Probation

So you've been notified that you are on Academic Probation. But what does that mean?!

A student will be on Academic Probation if...

  • the student has less than 30 earned credits and a cumulative GPA less than 1.75, or
  • the student has more than 30 credits and a cumulative GPA less than 2.00.

Now that you know, what do you do?

  • To be released from Academic Probation, you must meet with a member of Academic Support in LAC 325. In the initial meeting, you will discuss what may have happened in the previous semester to result in poor grades, and how that situation can be avoided in the coming semester. This requires a discussion and the creation of an Academic Success Plan.
  • Until you have had this meeting, the Academic Hold cannot be lifted and you cannot register for classes or make changes to your schedule.
  • Following the initial meeting, the hold will be lifted, but you also need to commit to follow-up meetings to ensure you are on a path to success.

To schedule this meeting, call our office AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE NOTIFICATION! The longer you put off this meeting, the smaller your chances become of getting into the classes you need and want. Call us at 802-626-6210 or email us to schedule an appointment.


Satisfacotry Academic Progress (SAP)

The Financial Aid Office evaluates Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) once a year after the completion of the spring term. All semester of enrollment, including summer, must be considered int eh determination of SAP (even periods in which federal aid funds were not received).

SAP tests three standards:

  • GPA (Qualitative) Standard: Students academically dismissed from their academic program are automatically recognized as failing to meet Lyndon State College's SAP standards. Otherwise, as a student progresses through their academic program, their cumulative GPA must meet the following standards:
    • Students with fewer than 30 attempted credits must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.75
    • Students with more than 30 attempted credits must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00
  • Pace (Quantitative) Standard: Students must successfully complete 67% of their attempted courses as recorded and documented by the Registrar's Office. Dropped courses will not be included. Courses withdrawn from after the end date of the add/drop period will be counted toward attempted credits.
  • Maximum Timeframe Standard: A student's Maximum Timeframe for completion of their academic program must not exceed 150% of the published program length, measured in credit hours. For example, AA or AS degrees require 62 credits, therefore the maximum timeframe allowed is 93 credit hours. BA or BS degrees require 122 credits, therefor the maximum timeframe allowed is 183 credit hours.

Getting "SAP'd" means that your Federal Financial Aid is suspended. If you find yourself in violation of SAP for any of the three above standards, you MUST meet with a member of Academic Support to develop a corrective plan for success and to appeal for Federal Financial Aid to be reinstated. Contact our office as soon as possible to start the process.