Academic Suspension Appeals


Academic Probation And Suspension

A student’s academic standing is based on the following criteria:

  • Good Standing = a cumulative grade point average of 2.000 or higher
  • Academic Probation = a cumulative grade point average less than 2.000, but greater than or equal to 1.750
  • Academic Suspension = a cumulative grade point average below 1.750

Students whose cumulative grade point average is below 1.750 at the end of any fall or spring semester will be immediately suspended for the next semester.

Please consult the current Academic Catalog for more information regarding probation and suspension.

Academic Suspension Review

Students who have been placed on academic suspension are not allowed to enroll at Coker University during the next regular semester or any attached summer sessions. During this time, we expect these students to reflect on the attitudes, behaviors and decisions that led to poor academic performance. We hope that each student will closely examine his or her academic and career goals, and will refocus his or her priorities in a manner that will lead to future success.

The administration of Coker University is aware that students occasionally experience extenuating circumstances (such as a significant injury, illness or family emergency) that are beyond their control. If such an event contributed to poor academic performance, a student may ask the College to consider allowing him or her to continue enrollment, in spite of the academic suspension. A successful appeal does not remove the suspension from the student’s academic record; it does, however, allow the student to continue with classes.

To request a suspension review, complete the online Academic Suspension Review Request form. If you are unable to complete the online form, please contact Robin L. Richardson, Director of Learning Support Services, to request a paper form. All materials must be received by the deadline specified in your suspension letter. 

In order to provide a timely notice of appeal results, students will first receive a notice via email, to be followed with a written verification letter from the Provost’s Office. Students who do not appeal their suspensions, or whose appeals are denied, will have their course schedules, room reservations and financial aid cancelled for the subsequent semester. 

For more information, please contact:

Robin L. Richardson Director of Learning Support Services
300 E. College Avenue
Hartsville, SC 29550
Fax: 843-383-8129

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