Academic Eligibility Policy for Agriculture Technology

Policy Memorandum No. 130

Recommended by the Commission on Undergraduate Studies
Approved by University Council: May 4, 1992
Approved by the President: May 4, 1992
Effective: Fall Semester, 1992

The University Council, on recommendation of the Commission on Undergraduate Studies, unanimously approved a resolution concerning the academic eligibility policy for enrollment in the Agriculture Technology Program.

Following is the text of the resolution as adopted by University Council.

WHEREAS, continued enrollment is the Agriculture Technology degree program is a privilege that is granted as long as the student is making satisfactory progress toward a degree; and

WHEREAS, students are required to have an overall QCA of at least a 2.0000 to graduate; and

WHEREAS, the program when originally initiated did not define a specific policy for retaining eligibility,

THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED that effective Fall 1992, the university eligibility schedule for students participating in the Agriculture Technology Program will be as follows.

Academic Eligibility Schedule
Hours Attempted
(Including P/F
Required Courses)
Cumulative QCA At
End Of Academic Year
0 - 351.75
36 - up2.00

That the only exception to the required levels of achievement is that a student may satisfy requirements for continued enrollment by earning a minimum yearly QCA of 2.5, May to May, and

That students will be placed on probation at the end of the academic year (spring term) if the students fail to meet the specified QCA; in exceptional cases when the student is not making reasonable progress during the year, the academic dean may declare the student ineligible to return at the end of any academic term and,

That a student placed on academic probation may enroll in the subsequent fall term to make up the deficiency. Failure to rescind the probation will result in a first academic suspension. The student will be ineligible for readmission until the fall term one year later (12 months) after the onset of first academic probation. A second academic suspension will result in a suspension of two years in duration from the time the student was placed on the most recent probation. A third academic suspension will result in an immediate permanent dismissal with no probation. There is no provision for appeal of a permanent academic dismissal, and

That under extenuating circumstances, appeals for readmission and other exceptions to academic policies may be presented to the Agriculture Technology Academic Appeals Committee, and

That a student may not receive credit for coursework taken at another college or university during any period in which the student specifically has been suspended or on academic probation by Agriculture Technology for academic or disciplinary reasons.

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President's Policy Memorandum

URL: http://purl.vt.edu/vtdocs/policies/ppm130