OFFICE oF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs at Hutchinson Community College facilitates accessible, quality learning by overseeing the Academic departments of the college. The major responsibilities of the Office of Academic Affairs are to provide students an avenue of appeal for academic matters and to assist academic departments in all areas, including the following:

  • Developing curricula
  • Appointing faculty
  • Evaluating instruction
  • Assessing learning

Academic Honors

Students completing a minimum of six credit hours and earning an average of 3.5 but less than 4.0 in a semester are designated as members of the President's Honor Roll.

Academic Probation

Students will be placed on academic probation if they have 12 to 30 credit hours of accepted transfer and HCC attempted course work with a cumulative GPA less than 1.7 or 31 or more credit hours with a cumulative GPA less than 2.0. Students placed on academic probation will be notified in writing by the Office of Academic Affairs.

Academic Standing, Probation, Dismissal and Reinstatement

Academic Dismissal

Students who have been on academic probation will be dismissed the following semester unless they have earned a semester GPA of 2.00 or higher.

Academic Standing, Probation, Dismissal and Reinstatement


Academic Expungement

Students who have shown academic progress by completing 12 hours with at least a 2.00 GPA at HCC or any other accredited institution may petition the Vice President of Academic Affairs to have the grades from courses in one semester taken three or more years ago removed from their transcript and replaced with grades of "W".

Grade Expungement Policy

Academic Appeal

Students who believe they have been treated unfairly with regard to grades on academic regulations such as academic honesty, academic probation and dismissal and reinstatement may request in writing a hearing before the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Academic Appeal Policy

Reinstatement after Academic Dismissal

Students who will to be considered for reinstatement to Hutchinson Community College for the semester following their dismissal must submit their petition at least five business days (a business day is defined as a day that the college is open for business) prior to the start of the semester. Petition forms are available in the Office of Academic Affairs.

Reinstatement Policy
Reinstatement Process

Overload

In order to enroll in more than 18 credit hours during the fall or spring semester or more than 9 credit hours in the summer and interterm, students must petition the Vice President of Academic Affairs for permission.

Student Load

Emergency Withdrawal

After the withdrawal period has ended, students must submit requests for emergency withdrawal in writing to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Voluntary Withdrawal

Final Examinations

During the last week of the semester, classes will not meet at their regular time but at a time designated by the Office of Academic Affairs as published in the