Academic Suspension Quiz

Question 1

A student can always earn credits at a community college while they are on academic suspension then transfer them to their home school after they return.

  • True
  • False
False: Every college has different academic suspension policies, and some will allow students to earn transferrable credits elsewhere during this time, but others will not. Students need to check their home school’s policies since some will specify that they may not take classes during a suspension period then transfer the credits.


Question 2

A student can appeal a suspension decision, and if they win they can permanently remain at their school.

  • True
  • False
False: While a student can appeal an academic suspension, even if they win they are at risk of being placed on suspension again due to poor performance. Winning an appeal does not guarantee the student can permanently stay at their school.


Question 3

If a student wants to return after an academic suspension they may have to submit a written plan of action describing how they will improve.

  • True
  • False
True: Some colleges set requirements for a student to return after being suspended, and developing a written plan of action is a common one. This plan usually must include the problems they had and how they will improve their academics if they are allowed to return.


Question 4

If a student is allowed to return after a suspension they may be put on probation for that term and dismissed from the college if they do not succeed.

  • True
  • False
True: Colleges that allow a student to return after a suspension often put them on probationary status for the returning term. This means that if they do not earn a 2.0 GPA (or a GPA level stated by the conditions of their return) that they can be permanently dismissed from the school.


Question 5

Academic suspension means that a student can never return to their college

  1. True
  2. False
False: Academic suspension means that a student must spend a time away from their college but they are usually allowed to return after a specified time period. There may be stipulations, like taking a study skills class or meeting with an Advisor, but it is not a permanent dismissal.