Academic Dismissal

Students who fail to remove themselves from academic probation will be academically dismissed. Academically dismissed students who gain readmission will do so on a probationary basis. Students are notified of their dismissal in writing at their @student.athenstech.edu email addresses.

Students academically dismissed for the first time may not enroll in classes for the subsequent semester. To gain readmission to the college, students who have been academically dismissed must submit a Request for Readmission form to the Admissions Office. Upon gaining readmission to the college following a first dismissal, students must enroll in and successfully complete FSSE 1000—First Semester Seminar during their first semester of readmission unless they completed this course previously.

Students academically dismissed for a second time may not enroll in classes for two consecutive semesters. They are required to submit a second Request for Readmission form and a letter explaining the circumstances of the second dismissal and reasons the readmission committee should grant them readmission.

Students academically dismissed for a third time may not enroll in classes for three consecutive semesters; a fourth time for four consecutive semesters, and similarly for all subsequent dismissals. Students on academic dismissal must submit a Request for Readmission form and a letter explaining the circumstances of the dismissal and reasons the readmission committee should grant them readmission.

Students must submit all requests for readmission to the readmission committee by the second week of the semester prior to the semester for which they are seeking readmission. The readmission committee consists of the following personnel:

  • Director of admissions
  • Retention coordinator
  • An admissions counselor (for Athens Campus students), the coordinator of student affairs on the Elbert County Campus for students at that campus, the director of the Greene County Campus for students at that campus, or the director of the Walton County Campus for students at that campus.

The committee considers requests and renders written decisions to students via their @student.athenstech.edu email account. In considering requests for readmission, the readmission committee has the authority to approve or deny requests and to stipulate conditions that students must satisfy. If the readmission committee denies students readmission to the same program of study, students may apply for admission to another program of study.

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