Lincoln College

Undergraduate Catalog: Lincoln College

Academic Probation/Suspension

Traditional Academic Programs

When students fail to maintain the required cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher, their academic status at Lincoln College-Normal will change from Good Standing to Academic Probation. Students will be notified of their Academic Probation by the Registrar’s Office and by the Dean of Academic Affairs. Students on academic probation will be limited to enrollment of no more than fifteen (15) academic semester hours during the semester in which they are on probation.

Students transferring to Lincoln College will enter on Academic Probation if their cumulative grade point average from other institutions is below 2.00. Students entering Lincoln College after having been academically dismissed from any other institution of higher learning will re-enroll on Academic Probation. Transfer students and re-entering students on Academic Probation are limited to an enrollment of no more than fifteen semester hours and will be informed of their Academic Probation status at the time of their admission.

Students who are on Academic Probation and who do not bring their cumulative grade point average at Lincoln College to 2.00 or higher will be continued on Academic Probation if the term grade point average for that semester is at least 2.00.

Students who are on Academic Probation and who do not achieve a term grade point average of at least 2.00 for that semester will be suspended from Lincoln College. The first suspension is for one semester. Subsequent suspensions are for one calendar year. Students will receive notification of their suspension from the Office of the Registrar and the Dean of Academic Affairs. Students placed on suspension for one calendar year must apply for readmission to Lincoln College. All college policies and curriculum in the catalog current at the time of readmission are applicable to the student. Students should be aware that curricular requirements may have changed at the time they are reinstated and should plan accordingly.

Traditional Academic Standing Policy Table

 Academic Standing at
start of Semester*
 Cumulative Lincoln
College GPA
 Term Lincoln
College GPA
 Academic Standing at
end of Semester
 GOOD STANDING  2.00 or Greater  2.00 or Greater  GOOD STANDING
 GOOD STANDING  2.00 or Greater  Less than 2.00  GOOD STANDING
 GOOD STANDING  Less than 2.00  Less than 2.00  PROBATION
 PROBATION  Less than 2.00  2.00 or Greater  PROBATION
 PROBATION  Less than 2.00  Less than 2.00  SUSPENSION**

* All first term students enrolled at Lincoln College are on “Good Standing” unless admitted on Probation.

** First suspension is for one semester. All subsequent suspensions after first suspension are for one calendar year

ABE Academic Probation/Suspension

Because the ABE Program is a continuous enrollment program, academic standing and progress will be determined and applied at the end of each semester: fall, spring, and summer. When ABE students fail to maintain the required cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher following any of the ABE semesters (fall, spring, and summer), their academic status at Lincoln College will change from Good Standing to Academic Probation. Students will be notified of their Academic Probation by the Office of the Registrar and by the Dean of Academic Affairs. ABE students on academic probation will be limited to an enrollment of no more than a total of nine (9) academic semester hours or no more than four (4) credit hours in any session/sub-term of the semester in which they are on probation.

Students transferring to Lincoln College’s ABE Program will enter on Academic Probation if their cumulative grade point average from all other institutions is below 2.00. Students entering Lincoln College’s ABE Program after having been academically dismissed or suspended from any other institution of higher learning will re-enroll on Academic Probation. ABE Transfer students entering on Academic Probation are limited to an enrollment of no more than a total of nine (9) academic semester hours or no more than four (4) credit hours in any session/sub-term of the semester in which they are on probation and will be informed of their Academic Probation status at the time of their admission.

ABE students who are on Academic Probation and who do not bring their cumulative grade point average at Lincoln College to 2.00 or higher will be continued on Academic Probation if the term grade point average for that semester is at least 2.00.

ABE students who are on Academic Probation and who do not achieve a term grade point average of at least 2.00 for that semester will be suspended from Lincoln College. The first suspension is for one semester (fall, spring, or summer). Subsequent suspensions are for one calendar year. Students will receive notification of their suspension from the Office of the Registrar and the Dean of Academic Affairs. Students placed on suspension for one calendar year must apply for readmission to Lincoln College and the ABE program. All college policies and curriculum in the catalog current at the time of readmission are applicable to the student. Students should be aware that curricular requirements may have changed at the time they are reinstated and should plan accordingly.

ABE Academic Standing Policy Table

 Academic Standing at
start of Semester*
 Cumulative Lincoln
College GPA
 Term Lincoln
College GPA
 Academic Standing at
end of Semester
 GOOD STANDING  2.00 or Greater  2.00 or Greater  GOOD STANDING
 GOOD STANDING  2.00 or Greater  Less than 2.00  GOOD STANDING
 GOOD STANDING  Less than 2.00  Less than 2.00  PROBATION
 PROBATION  Less than 2.00  2.00 or Greater  PROBATION
 PROBATION  Less than 2.00  Less than 2.00  SUSPENSION**

* All first term ABE students enrolled at Lincoln College are on “Good Standing” unless admitted on Probation.

** First suspension is for one semester. All subsequent suspensions after first suspension are for one calendar year

Midwest College of Cosmetology

Academic Standing at the Midwest College of Cosmetology is determined through examination of the student’s grade percentage and hours of attendance in the program at the end of each term of study.  Students who have less than 90% attendance of scheduled hours and less than an 82% grade percentage at the end of the semester will be dismissed from the program.  Students who have less than the above requirements in either attendance or grade percentage will be placed on Probationary Warning at the end of the semester. Students will be notified of their Academic Status (Probationary Warning or Dismissal) by the Dean of Academic Affairs and the Director of MCC.

MCC Academic Standing Policy Table

 Grade Percentage at
end of semester
 Attendance Percentage of ALL
scheduled hours 
 Resulting Academic Standing     
 82% or Greater  90% or Greater  GOOD STANDING
 82% or Greater  Less than 90%  PROBATIONARY WARNING*
 Less than 82%  90% or Greater  PROBATIONARY WARNING*
 Less than 82%  Less than 90%  DISMISSAL

* Students may continue their enrollment in the subsequent semester.