About the Division of Access and Transition

Dean Sarah Morrell, ext. 2282

Academic Policies and Grading in Division VI Programs

The Division of Access and Transition includes numerous federal and state grant programs with student populations ranging from transfer candidates to middle and high school students.  All programs align in their shared mission to support methods of providing access to college preparation and success.

The Division also hosts the General Studies Program, English as a Second Language, academic support services, dual enrollment and more.

Grading in QUEST courses: Students who successfully complete a QUEST course earn grades of A, B, or C including plus and minus grades. Students who make satisfactory progress and complete at least 50 percent of the required coursework will receive a grade of “S” (Satisfactory) and must register for the same lab course the following semester. The “S” grade is not final and does not apply to the degree or the grade point average (G.P.A.).

Students who do not make satisfactory progress and complete less than 50 percent of the course requirements will receive a grade of “F" and must register for the same course in a traditional lecture section in the following semester.

Academic Standing and Dismissal: Full-time students in the General Studies Prep program, including ESL students, are placed on probation if they fail to complete a minimum of 9 credits of coursework with a minimum grade of “C- ” after one semester.

Students may be dismissed from the college if they fail to complete the 9-credit minimum after two semesters. Dismissed students may re-enroll only as non-degree students and are not eligible for financial aid.

See Academic Information for grading policy for developmental courses (i.e., course numbers beginning with 0).

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