Academic Alert and Probation
To be in good academic standing at CWI, students must have a 2.00 minimum cumulative CWI grade point average (GPA). Students who earn a cumulative GPA between 1.50 and 1.99 are placed on Academic Alert status for the following semester. Those students who earn a cumulative GPA below a 1.50 are placed on Academic Probation status for the following semester. Students on Academic Alert or Academic Probation are strongly encouraged to work closely with their major advisors to plan a successful course of action each semester. A student will remain on Academic Alert or Academic Probation status until their cumulative GPA returns to at least a 2.00.
To be in good academic standing at CWI, students must have a 2.00 minimum cumulative CWI grade point average (GPA). Students who enroll under an Academic Probation status and then do not earn at least a 1.50 GPA for that specific semester are placed on Academic Suspension status. These students are then blocked from the registration process and must comply with the College requirements under that status to return.
A student will be removed from Academic Suspension status once their most recent CWI semester GPA returns to 1.50 or higher.
The primary objectives of a Suspension Contract are to assist an Academic Suspension student in repairing their academic standing and to provide support services in order to achieve the educational goals set forth.
A student on Academic Suspension status will be notified by the Registrar’s Office that their registration access is blocked and they must contact an advisor to participate in the Suspension Contract process in order to enroll in classes. Suspension Contract Agreements must be completed by the end of the semester registration period.
Note: Students on Academic Probation status who have registered before the reporting of semester grades will need to complete Suspension Contracts if their final grades place them on Academic Suspension status. Failure to complete a contract will result in the student being dropped from their classes by the Registrar’s Office immediately following the end of the semester registration date.
A student is allowed to have one unsuccessful contract while on a Suspension Contract. Once a student produces an unsuccessful contract while participating in the Suspension Contract process, they will be dismissed from school for the next enrollment term (excluding summer term).
When a student returns to CWI after dismissal, they will again be held under the same Suspension Contract program procedures and conditions, with the next suspension period being for one full academic year (fall, spring, and summer terms).
Appeals associated with the Suspension Contract process must be made, in writing, to the Assistant Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services. The Assistant Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services or their designee will conduct the appeal process and shall provide a final decision to the appellant. The Assistant Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services decision is final.
For more detailed information regarding the Suspension Contract procedures, please contact One Stop Student Services at 208.562.3000 or www.cwidaho.cc/contact.
CWI recognizes that conditions are not always ideal for students when they attempt to pursue a college education. In an effort to encourage students who have done poorly in the past but are doing well at present, CWI will allow a student to petition the Registrar for Academic Renewal. It is not the intent of this policy to allow students with minimum grades of "C" to raise their GPAs through the Academic Renewal process. The student must submit an Academic Appeal form to have all coursework disregarded for a specific term for the computation of total credits, the computation of cumulative grade point average, and the completion of graduation requirements for the student’s academic record. If a student meets the criteria listed below and the appeal is approved, the changes will be reflected in the cumulative grade point average, but the coursework will still appear on the student’s transcript with the actual grade given.
Eligibility for Academic Renewal is subject to the following conditions:
- Only a term containing at least one grade of "D" or at least one grade of "F" may be considered for Academic Renewal.
- One year must have elapsed since the term for which the student is applying for Academic Renewal.
- The student must have completed at least 12 graded credits (pass/no pass credits do not count) at CWI in four terms or fewer with a cumulative grade point average in the subsequent terms of 2.5 or higher.
- The student will submit their petition in writing on an Academic Appeal form stating in full why they should be considered for Academic Renewal.
Note: Academic Renewal may be applied for only once during a student’s academic career at CWI and may be applied to one term only. Not all transfer institutions recognize Academic Renewal. Some honor it and others ignore it and record the actual grade. Student Financial Aid does not recognize Academic Renewal.