Returning to WCC
Curricular students returning to the college will be expected to follow catalog requirements in place at the time of their initial admission or the catalog that is currently in place when the student returns, dependent on which is most advantageous to the students, unless there are restrictions listed in individual programs of study.
Academic Renewal Policy
The purpose of academic renewal is to adjust the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of students who earned grades of "F" or "D" previously .
Currently enrolled students who return to the College after a separation of five (5) years or more may petition for academic renewal. The request must be submitted to the Admissions and Records Office by completion of the "Academic Renewal Petition Form."
If a student is awarded academic renewal, "D" and "F" grades earned prior to re-enrollment will be deleted from the cumulative and curriculum grade point average (GPA), subject to the following conditions:
- Prior to petitioning for academic renewal, the student must demonstrate a renewed academic interest and effort by earning at least a 2.5 GPA in the first twelve (12) semester hours (graded A, B, C, D, F) completed after re-enrollment.
- All grades received at the College will be a part of the student's official transcript.
- Students can meet graduation requirements only with courses in which grades of "C" or better were earned prior to academic renewal, providing that such courses meet current curriculum requirements.
- Total hours for graduation will be based on all course work taken at the College after readmission, as well as former course work for which a grade of "C" or better was earned, credits transferred from other colleges or universities, or credit awarded at WCC by other approved methods.
The academic renewal policy may be used only once and cannot be revoked once approved.
An "Academic Renewal" notation will be made on the permanent record.
The granting of Academic Renewal does not affect any previous academic, financial, or administrative determination made by the College.
Readmission After Suspension
Suspended students may be readmitted one semester after termination of the suspension period (one semester, summer not included) and upon formal written petition using the Request for Readmission to College Form. Causes for suspension may be found under Student Conduct. Request for Readmission forms must be submitted to the Registrar prior to the beginning of the semester for which the student is registering to return. After receiving the request, the Registrar will present this form to the Academic and Student Affairs Council. During the suspension period, the student may apply for readmission for the following semester and, if readmitted, will re-enter the College on academic probation. The student who is readmitted must obtain a 2.0 grade point average the semester reinstated and maintain a 1.5 grade point average in each subsequent semester or be academically dismissed. The student may return to the same curriculum or may request a curriculum change. Previous work will be evaluated for utilization in any new curriculum selected.
Readmission After Academic Dismissal
Normally, academic dismissal is permanent unless, with good cause, students reapply and are accepted under special consideration for readmission. The student may submit a written request for readmission using the Request for Readmission to College Form to the Registrar who will present this form to the Academic and Student Affairs Council. The form must be submitted prior to the beginning of the semester the student is requesting to return. The student who is readmitted must obtain a 2.0 grade point average the semester reinstated and maintain a 1.5 GPA in each subsequent semester.
Retention and Disposal of Records
The academic and personnel records of a student will be maintained either on paper copy or electronically by the College according to the following schedule:
- Permanent retention is required only for the academic transcript (student permanent record).
- Three-year retention from the date of student's separation from the College is required for application forms, readmission forms, high school and college transcripts, residency forms, curriculum admission and change of curriculum forms, and other information kept in the student folder.
- Three-year retention from date of origination is required for registration, drop/add, and withdrawal forms, faculty grade reports, change of grade forms, and placement test results.
- One-year retention from date of origination is required for transcript request forms, application forms (non-matriculated students), change of student information such as name and/or address changes, and graduation applications and certifications.