A student who achieves a semester GPA of 2.00 is considered to be in good standing.
A student who fails to achieve a semester GPA of 2.00 is placed on academic warning. The purpose of an academic warning is to alert the student there is a need to improve academic performance.
A student who fails for the second consecutive semester to achieve a semester GPA of 2.00 is placed on academic probation. It is recommended the student consults with a program advisor to create a plan for improvement.
A student who fails for the third consecutive semester to achieve a semester GPA of 2.00 is placed on academic suspension. A student placed on academic suspension must stay out of school for one full semester before applying for readmission.
A student who fails for the fourth consecutive semester to achieve a semester GPA of 2.00 is placed on academic discharge, or ‘Suspension2’. A student placed on academic discharge must stay out of school for one full academic year before applying for readmission.
The educational programs at Atlanta Technical College reflect those requirements and standards that are necessary for future successful employment in business and industry. Employers expect their employees to be present and to be on time for work each and every day. Likewise, Atlanta Technical College expects each student to be present and to be on time each and every day for all classes. Absences prevent students from receiving full course benefits, disrupt orderly course progress, and diminish the quality of group interaction in class. The college considers both tardiness and early departure from class as forms of absenteeism.
Instructors have both the right and the responsibility to develop reasonable attendance expectations appropriate to the type, level, delivery method, and frequency of class meetings for their courses; communicate the expectations to students clearly via their syllabi addenda; and apply the consequences of failing to meet the expectations fairly and consistently to all enrolled students.
Instructors are responsible for determining whether work missed may be made up, and any make-up work allowed is scheduled at the discretion of instructors. Procedures for make-up work are detailed in syllabi addenda.
Documented absences for military duty, observed religious holidays, judicial proceedings in response to a subpoena, summons for jury duty, or other court-ordered process which requires the attendance of the student at the judicial proceeding are excused. Students absent from class for any reason are still responsible for all work missed. Students should enroll only in those classes that they can reasonably expect to attend on a regular basis.
Students who stop attending classes without officially withdrawing from class risk earning a final grade of F. If a student does not officially withdraw the instructor may issue a final grade of F and the last date of attendance, which will be last day that the student attended class or participated in an academically related activity.
In the event of severe weather or other emergencies, students are expected to continue participating in learning activities via Blackboard, @student.atlantatech.edu email account, or other modality. Instructors provide information on their continuation of instruction plans in their syllabi addenda.
Failure to attend class the first week may result in students being turned in as no-shows. See No-Show Policy for further information.
Withdrawals can jeopardize the student’s current and future financial aid eligibility. Specifically, students must complete and pass 67% of all classes attempted. Each withdrawal W as well as grades of D, F, I, IP, WP, and WF counts against the student’s completion rate. Also, if a student withdraws prior to the 60% point of the term, he/she could be required to repay at least a portion of the aid received for the semester. Consequently, it is imperative that students maintain their attendance (stay in class) or consistently log on to an online course to avoid jeopardizing eligibility for financial aid and having to repay funds. Students will be permitted to withdraw from their courses until the last day of class as published on the academic calendar as Classes End. The student will receive a grade of W should this occur prior to the 60% point in the semester/term, and a grade of WP (withdrawal passing) or WF (withdrawal failing) should this occur after the 60% point in the term. The grade will be determined based on the student’s academic performance up to the time the student ceases to be enrolled. The last date of attendance will be recorded as the last day that the student attended class or participated in an academically related activity. Students who take hybrid or on-line courses must log-in to the courses according to the course syllabus to be counted “present” and receive credit for attendance. It is the responsibility of the student to know what each hybrid or on-line course requires.
Student Withdrawal Procedure
Withdrawing before the 60% Withdrawal Deadline
The sole responsibility to officially withdraw from the college or specific class(es) lies with the student. The withdrawal without academic penalty period begins the fourth day of each term. Students are not eligible for a refund when they withdraw from a class during the withdrawal time frame. Students may withdraw from classes and receive a grade of W during the first 60% of the academic term. A grade of W does not affect a student’s semester or cumulative grade point average or academic standing. The dates are identified as the Withdrawal without academic penalty for each term on the Academic Calendar
Withdrawing before the 60% withdrawal deadline can be done through the online student registration system; directions on how to use the registration system can be found on the Atlanta Technical College Website. Students can drop all but one class through the online registration system. To drop the last class students must contact the Office of Enrollment Services. Students can stop by the Office of Enrollment Services in the Student Success Center and complete an official withdrawal form, or they must submit an email to the ATCRegistrar@atlantatech.edu email account. This email must come from the student’s Atlanta Technical College @student.Atlantatech.edu email account and contain the students name, student identification number, the class, and course registration number (CRN). The Office of Enrollment Services will not process requests when students send the information from any other email account.
Withdrawing after the 60% Withdrawal Deadline
After the 60% withdrawal deadline, students may withdraw from classes until the last day of class as published on the academic calendar as Classes End. After the 60% withdrawal deadline, instructors must assign a grade of WP (withdrawal passing) or WF (withdrawal failing). Grades of WP and WF affect students’ satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes. Grades of WF also affect students’ academic standing. The instructor will calculate the withdrawal grade at the point they are notified that the student is requesting to be withdrawn from the class. Students who stop attending classes without officially withdrawing from class risk earning a final grade of F. If a student does not officially withdraw the instructors may issue a final grade of F and the last date of attendance, which will be last day that the student attended class or participated in an academically related activity.
To withdraw after the 60% withdrawal deadline students can stop by the Office of Enrollment Services in the Student Success Center and complete an official withdrawal form, or they must submit an email to the ATCRegistrar@atlantatech.edu email account. This email must come from the student’s Atlanta Technical College @student.Atlantatech.edu email account and contain the students name, student identification number, the class, and course registration number (CRN). The form will be submitted to an Enrollment Services Counselor who will contact the instructor and request the last date of attendance and a grade of WP or WF. Instructors will assign grades of WP if student are passing at the time of the withdrawal or grades of WF if students are failing at the time of withdrawal. Grades of WF are calculated into semester grade point averages as grades of F.
Final Withdrawal Deadline
– The Office of Enrollment Services will not accept withdrawal forms from students after the last day of class as published on the academic calendar as Classes End.
No Show Policy
The definition of a “no-show” is a student who is registered for a class and does not attend at least one class session during the first week of class or if the class is online/hybrid does not materially participate in the online learning environment during the first seven days of the semester.
Any student reported as a “no-show” by an instructor will be administratively removed from that class and will not be eligible for reinstatement in the current semester. “No-shows” or withdrawals can jeopardize current and future financial aid eligibility.
A student may amend their schedules during the drop/add period each semester utilizing their secure Banner Web Account. A student who adds or removes a class from their schedule during the drop/add period will do so without academic penalty. The drop add period is the first three instructions days of the semester/term.
The student is responsible for arranging make-up work with his/her instructors in accordance with procedures set forth in the Course syllabus.
Assignments Missed During Disciplinary Suspension
When a student is suspended for disciplinary reasons, he/she will have an opportunity to make up the assignments missed. The student is responsible for requesting the materials and information needed to complete these assignments.
Absence Due to Military Reserve or National Guard Duty
A student who must be absent for military reserve or National Guard duty should inform their instructors and the Financial Aid Office, if appropriate. Such students must provide a copy of their orders, signed by the appropriate military authority. Instructors will assign a grade of “I” for any course(s) not completed due to military duty.
A student may register for no more than 18 credit hours per semester.
Student who is enrolled in:
- 12 or more credit hours are classified as full -time.
- 6-11 credit hours is classified as part-time
- 1-5 credit hours is classified as less than part-time.
This is an academic classification and may differ from the full-time calculation of federal credit hours use for financial aid purposes.
At this time double majors are not allowed at Atlanta Technical College.