Lake-Sumter Community College

Lake Sumter Community College
Lake Sumter Community College

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LSSC Standards of Academic Progress

Students fall into one of four Academic Standing Classifications at LSSC:

  • Good Academic Standing - In order to maintain good academic standing students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 with seven or more college-level credits attempted (excluding developmental courses). 
  • Academic Probation - Students who have attempted seven or more college-level credits with less than a 2.0 all college GPA (excluding developmental courses) will be placed on academic probation for their next semester of enrollment. The student returns to good academic standing when the all college GPA is a 2.0 or higher.
  • Continued Academic Probation - Continued academic probation occurs when the student earns a minimum 2.0 term GPA and the all college GPA remains below a 2.0. The student returns to good academic standing when the all college GPA is a 2.0 or higher.
  • Academic Suspension - Students on continued academic probation progress to academic suspension if the term and all college GPA fall below a 2.0.  A student placed on academic suspension is suspended for a minimum of one full semester and then must meet with an academic advisor to return. Students who return after suspension are placed on continued probation. Students suspended once again are academically dismissed for a period of one calendar year if the all college GPA remains below a 2.0. Students wishing to return after the second suspension should submit a LSSC application for re-admissions and meet with an academic advisor.

Academic Standing is determined by the cumulative college GPA which includes transfer credit grades.   

To ensure future success at the College, students not in good academic standing, must meet with an academic advisor prior to registering for classes each term in order to develop an educational plan, get needed support, identify issues and/or difficulties, strategize solutions and review options.

These students will encounter the message “Academic Standing Prohibits Registration” when trying to register in LOIS if they have not met with an academic advisor prior to registering for classes. The academic advisor will release the hold on LOIS after this important meeting to allow students to register for the number of credit hours permitted for that academic standing classification for the specified semester.  

Maximum credits allowed at LSSC per semester

New students and students in Good Standing:
Fall and Spring Semesters: 17 credit hours     Summer Semester: 12 credit hours

Students entering Probation, on Continued Probation, or returning from suspension:   
​Fall and Spring Semesters:  7 credit hours         Summer Semester:  7 credit hours


To request additional hours above the maximum credits allowed: meet with any LSSC academic advisor for next semester’s planning.  Directions to make a Starfish appointment

If you have requested additional hours, please note that it takes time for a decision to be made and processed.  Requests received within two weeks of the start of classes are not guaranteed to be processed before the first day of class. Students will be notified of the decision through Lakehawk Mail.  
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