Academic Standards

Academic Standards Policy

The Academic Standards Progress and Policy applies to all students enrolled in credit courses earned through Green River College. Students who have either a term and/or cumlative grade point average (GPA) below a 2.0 are placed on academic standards. The goal is to ensure undergraduates students complete their degree and/or certificate programs in a timely manner in order to make the most efficient use of instructional resources, and provide capacity within the institituon for additional students.

In 2019-2020, Green River College placed a hold on the suspension process as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting fall term of 2024 the college will be implenting the suspension process for all students. 

**The academic standards progress and policy has been established in accordance with RCW 28B.10.695.

  • Good: Cumulative GPA above 2.0 and current term GPA above 2.0
  • Warning: Cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 OR quarterly GPA is less than 2.0
  • Intervention: Cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 for the second consecutive quarter OR quarterly GPA is less than 2.0
  • Probation: Cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 for the third consecutive quarter OR quarterly GPA is less than 2.0
  • Suspension: Cumulative GPA remains below 2.0 OR quarterly GPA is less than 2.0 for multiple consecutive quarters

I Have An Academic Standing Block

Steps to Remove Block

  • Warning:Not blocked, encouraged to connect with assigned advisor.
  • Intervention:
    • Complete level 2 self-reflection survey
    • Schedule an appointment with advisor
  • Probation:
    • Complete level 3 self-reflection survey
    • Schedule an appointment with advisor
    • Attend workshop
  • Suspension
    • Suspended for one quarter (cannot take any classes at GRC)
    • Complete and submit Suspension Appeal form
    • Committee reviews and approves/denies reinstatement
    • Schedule appointment with advisor




  • Career assessments
  • Time management
  • Research 101
  • Finances / Budgeting
  • Taxes

Contact Information

If you have any questions or need further guidance, please contact Yesenia Escoto Garcia (she/her/ella), Educational Planner via email at OR schedule an in-person/zoom appointment.

**This is not Financial Aid Suspension.** If you are using Financial Aid and have questions or concerns, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (253) 288-3392 OR in person in SA-231 to learn how your grades may impact your eligibility. 

CAC Location

Career and Advising Center is located in SA 104.

Phone: 253-288-3482