Problems may arise that may necessitate the deceleration of a student's academic course load. Accordingly, an individual's academic course load may be reduced so that the student enters what is termed an extended program or split academic course of study. Such a program rearranges the course schedule so that the normal time period for the program is extended, usually by one additional year. Only enrolled students may enter an extended program. To enter an extended program, either one or both of the following conditions must be met:
If a student is placed on an extended program, such action does not modify or limit the Committee's actions for dismissal. Thus, the student may be dismissed for academic reasons while on an extended program.
A student placed on an extended program for academic reasons will be returned to good academic standing when he/she reenters the prescribed academic program and completes all courses that were unsatisfactory and are required for graduation.
A reentering student must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.000 at the end of each quarter to continue at the college. A student is allowed to go through an extended program only once and is therefore dismissed should the student earn another failing grade.