Academic Suspension Policy & Appeal Procedures

Academic Status

Academic status is advisory information to students about their current academic level of performance at Savannah Technical College. The academic status is based on a 4.0 grading system when calculating the grade point average (GPA). A student attending the college is expected to meet specific academic standards. These standards stress the importance of successful student performance.

Good Academic Standing

A student is considered in good academic standing if he/she maintains a GPA of 2.0 or above.

Academic Warning

Students who fail to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 will be placed on academic warning status.

Academic  Suspension

Students who are on academic warning and fail to attain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 will be placed on academic suspension and subsequently dismissed from the College.  The dismissed student must must meet with an academic advisor to petition for reinstatement to the college.

Re-Admission From Academic Suspension

Students placed on academic suspension who wish to re-enter a program must petition the Academic Dean by scheduling an appointment through the Dean’s Assistant.  Upon meeting with the Academic Dean the following steps will be taken:

  1. The student will fill out an academic improvement plan covering potential areas necessary to regain an overall 2.0 GPA (i.e., limited course registration, tutorial assistance, study skills assistance, reduced work hours).
  2. The Academic Dean will review the aforementioned academic improvement plan and will either approve or deny the student’s request to be reinstated to the College.
  3. Should specific College support offices be referenced in the academic improvement plan, the Academic Dean will follow-up to ensure that the student has complied with the agreed upon stipulations for reinstatement.
  4. If approved, a copy of the academic improvement plan will be forwarded to the Director of Admissions for re-admit purposes.

Academic Suspension Appeal Process

Students may appeal the academic suspension before the beginning of the next semester by writing a letter to the Academic Dean and by scheduling an appointment through the Dean’s Assistant. If the Academic Dean notes extenuating circumstances for the academic suspension, the suspension may be overturned for one semester. The decision of the Academic Dean is final.

A student who is unsuccessful passing an AHS or program specific course (MAS, SUR, DEN, NSG, or NPT) in any Allied Health degree/diploma program may repeat the course once. However, if a second failure occurs in that course or any other AHS or program specific course, the student will be dropped from the program. The student must then wait for one calendar year before reapplying for re-entry into the program, or any other Allied Health degree/diploma program. Academic suspension will be noted on the student’s transcript.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Regina Thomas-Williams at 912.443.5708 or send an e-mail to: