Evaluating Progress

End-of-Term and End-of-Year Review

The Center for Academic Performance and Persistence (CAPP) monitors the academic progress of First Year Impact students to ensure that those students meet the terms and expectations of the learning contract and also to help students if they begin to show signs of academic distress.

First Semester End-of-Term review 

At the end of the first semester, CAPP reviews the end-of-term grades for students. Students can expect to receive written notification from CAPP alerting them about current progress towards meeting their learning contract.

If first semester end-of-term review suggest academic improvement is needed, the student may be required to meet with the Center for Academic Performance and Persistence staff, enroll in a not-for-credit Learning Strategies course (EDLS 100), and/or work with staff from the Center for Student Learning to receive more intensive academic support.

If first semester end-of-term review shows the student earning between a 2.0 and a 3.0 in the semester, they will have their requirements revised.

Second Semester End-of-Year Review

At the end of the second semester, after the posting of final grades, CAPP staff will review the progress of all first year impact  students to ensure that they have met the expectations of the program (2.0 cumulative GPA and minimum completion of 24 credit hours). Students who have met these expectations will receive a letter notifying them that enrollment has been continued.

First Year Impact students not meeting the conditions and expectations of the program will not be continued past the second semester and will also receive written notification of academic status. Continued enrollment beyond the first year impact program is based on adherence to the terms and completion the requirements of the program as stated in the learning contract.

Students who have not been offered continued enrollment and have documented mitigating circumstances that have impacted their ability to meet the requirements of the First Year Impact Learning contract may consider appealing the end-of-year decision.

Returning to the College of Charleston

Former First Year Impact and Provisionally admitted students who were not continued at the College of Charleston can apply for conditional readmission as a transfer/readmit student at a future date.  Such applications will be considered only after completion of 30 transferable semester hours at another accredited institution with a minimum 2.6 (if SC resident) or minimum 3.0 (if non-SC resident) grade point average. For more information about transfer/readmission, please visit the Office of Admissions

These policies apply to Undergraduate Students only. Graduate students should contact the Graduate School for more information.