Academic Success Counseling

Counselors are available to assist students in identifying, planning, and achieving their academic goals. By facilitating the development of skills, attitudes, discipline, and understanding, counselors help to ensure students’ satisfactory progress towards the completion of academic coursework. At Wake Tech, we are committed to student success. We provide practical student success workshops and individualized academic counseling session to help students develop customized action plans for future success.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Wake Tech requires all students to make satisfactory academic progress, defined as a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0, based on credit hours attempted. Semester and cumulative GPAs are calculated at the end of each spring semester; students who meet the GPA requirements are considered to be in good standing. Students in special academic or support programs and students receiving financial aid or veterans’ benefits must also meet any additional academic requirements for those programs. (Contact Financial Aid and Veteran Services for more specific requirements.) Students who do not meet the requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress will be placed on Academic Warning, Probation, or Suspension. 

Good Standing

The Good Standing standard is awarded to students maintaining a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

Academic Warning

At the end of each spring term, students’ semester and cumulative grade point averages (GPAs) are calculated. Each student is expected to make Satisfactory Academic Progress, defined as a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0, based on credit hours attempted.

Students will be placed on Academic Warning when their cumulative GPA is below 2.0. Students on Academic Warning will be encouraged to consult with a Student Services advisor or faculty advisor within the first 10 days of the semester to learn about available academic resources and services.

If student’s cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 at the next review, he/she will move to Academic Probation status which carries restrictions.

Academic Probation

Students will be placed on Academic Probation when their cumulative GPA is below 2.0 and they were on Academic Warning the previous spring semester.

Students on Academic Probation will have an Academic Probation hold on their student record by the Registrar to prevent access or continued access to the registration system.  

A student on Academic Probation must: 

  • Meet with a Student Services advisor or Success Counselor to develop an Academic Success Contract. Once the Success Contract is created and signed, the Academic Probation  hold will be removed and he/she will have access to the registration system.
  • Earn a cumulative  GPA of a 2.0 or higher. If cumulative GPA is below a 2.0 for the next review, student will be placed on Academic Suspension status which carries greater restrictions.
  • Consistently check Wake Tech email account

Academic Suspension

Students will be placed on Academic Suspension when their cumulative GPA is below 2.0 and they were on Academic Probation the previous spring semester.

Academic Suspension status carries the following restrictions: 

  • May not remain in any classes for which you have pre-registered.  The College Registrar will drop any pre-registered courses from your student account and authorize a refund of any tuition and fees paid.
  • Will not be allowed to register for classes. 
  • Financial Aid funding may be cancelled for the term.
  • Will not be allowed to participate in college functions, including but not limited to athletics, student activities, and clubs.
  • Will not be allowed to use college facilities, such as the student lounge, etc. 

A student on Academic Suspension  must:

  • Sit out one semester (fall, spring or summer)
  • Attend at least one Academic Success Workshop
  • Meet with a Success Counselor
  • Complete the Reinstatement Plan one month prior to the start date of the semester for which the student wants to re-enroll.
  • Consistently check wake tech email account