The following information is provided as a guide to Wilmington College Academic Affairs Policies. In case of discrepancy, the Official Catalog of Wilmington College is the governing document, as official policy is found in the Wilmington College Catalog. It is important that you refer to the Catalog of the year you were admitted to Wilmington College unless you have requested a Catalog change with the Office of the Registrar.
Academic Good Standing Policy
The academic progress of all students at Wilmington College is reviewed at the conclusion of the Fall Semester and at the conclusion of the Spring Semester in order to determine the academic standing of each student. Good standing is determined by the following criteria:
- The student must average 12 earned credit hours with passing grades of “D” or better during full-time semesters* enrolled at Wilmington College. (However, credits earned during summer session count toward good standing even if the student is taking less than 12 credit hours) AND
- The student must complete EN101 or EN103H (and EN100, if required) with a grade of “C- “or better. Students earning a grade lower than “C- “(including drops after the drop/add period noted with the grade of “W” [Withdrawal]) in EN100, EN101, or EN103H are automatically registered to repeat the course the following semester. Students earning a grade lower than “C- “following the third attempt (including drops after the drop/add period noted with grade of “W”] are subject to immediate academic suspension. AND
- The student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 1.80 at close of first semester at Wilmington College and 2.00 at close of all subsequent semesters.
Students who are enrolled regularly on a part-time basis* will be considered in good standing if they pass courses for which they receive recorded grades on the following basis:
- First 8 earned cumulative Wilmington credits recorded pass at least 4 credits.
- 9 to 15 earned cumulative credits recorded pass at least 8 credits.
- 16 or more earned cumulative Wilmington credits recorded pass at least two thirds of all credits attempted.
AND the student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of:
- 1.80 at close of first semester at Wilmington College
- 2.00 at close of all subsequent semesters.
*Indicates status at the end of the drop/add period
Academic Integrity Policy
Students should consult the Student Handbook for policies regarding academic integrity issues including, but not limited to, guidelines for examinations, plagiarism, classroom behavior, and handling academic misconduct charges. Students with Academic Integrity violations may not be eligible for academic awards and honors (i.e. - academic honors, dean’s list/ merit list, Green Key Honor Society, QuakerImpact Award, and other Honorary societies).
Students on academic probation are ineligible for intercollegiate athletic competition. Wilmington College abides by NCAA, Division III rules and regulations. Wilmington College will determine athletic eligibility or ineligibility for each student one week (7 days) after grades are due to the Office of Academic Records for the fall, spring, and summer terms.
Academic Alert System
Staff and faculty are asked to submit referrals to the Office of Academic Affairs on students of concern. Referrals are submitted electronically through a link on the faculty portal. The purpose of this system is to facilitate early intervention with at-risk students and to improve overall student success. Referrals may be related to excessive absences, missing assignments, or poor academic performance.
Students are then notified via email if a faculty or staff member has made a referral on their behalf. Notices may also be sent to coaches and advisors, as well as to parents if permission to contact parents has been documented on the FERPA form. All faculty are asked to submit midterm student progress reports on students who are in danger of failing a class. Students who receive these notices should discuss the situation with their professors and advisors to develop a plan to improve class performance or to withdraw from the course. Progress reports will be shared with parents of students with two or more notices at midterm.