Catalog 2023-2024 
    
    Apr 24, 2024  
Catalog 2023-2024

Academic Standards


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Academic Standards 

All students at Aims must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher for all attempted undergraduate level courses in order to remain in good academic standing. When a student fails to meet academic standards, they are classified with an academic standing status that meets their specific situation.  See the Academic Standing Statuses and Appeal Procedure for more information. 

Semester Honors

Honors recognition will be given to full-time students who earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher in at least 12 credit hours of college level courses used to compute the GPA during a semester. President’s List is the designation for a term GPA of 4.0 (straight A), while Dean’s List is the designation for a term GPA of 3.5 - 3.99. 

Standards of Student Conduct

Aims Community College is a diverse learning community. We are committed to providing a safe campus environment in which all students have an equal opportunity to learn, study, and grow as scholars and members of society. Students are responsible for their own actions and are expected to treat all members of the College community including faculty, staff, students and guests of the College with dignity, respect, fairness and civility at all times. Students are expected to practice academic honesty and to refrain from any form of cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information to the College.

The Student Code of Conduct outlines the policies, regulations, and procedures of the College regarding academic honesty and student behavior. Any act which interferes with the learning process, rights of others, disrupts or impedes the normal functioning of the College, damages or destroys property, or impairs health or safety is grounds for disciplinary action. The Code applies to behavior on college-owned property, in all College classes, and at all College-sponsored activities whether on or off campus. Behavior that is considered in violation of the Student Code of Conduct may result in disciplinary action up to and including suspension or expulsion.

A full explanation of the Standards of Student Conduct is available on the website at www.aims.edu/conduct. The complete Student Code of Conduct may be accessed at  www.aims.edu/inside/policies/manual/Section5/5-601A.pdf.

Attendance

Students are expected to attend all classes for which they are registered, except in case of illness or other emergencies. The instructor shall determine and inform students of the effects of absences on the grade. If any student accumulates so many absences that continued enrollment in the class seems to be of little value, the student may be asked by the instructor to withdraw from the course. Withdrawals must be completed by the deadline for the specific course section.  

Repeating Courses

Students may repeat certain courses that they have taken at Aims for the purpose of improving their grade.  Specific information on which courses qualify and the impacts of repeating courses can be found in the Repeated Courses Policy and Procedure.