Running Start Probation Suspension, and Appeal Process
You have chosen to challenge yourself by participating in Running Start. It is perfectly normal to experience struggles, and these policies are here to keep you on the right track. All Running Start students must agree to the academic policies to participate in the program. You should check your college grades every quarter to make sure you are following the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
|Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy Requirements||Description|
|Quarterly GPA Requirement||You must meet a minimum quarterly GPA of 2.0.|
|Satisfactory Completion of Courses Requirement||You must successfully complete and pass all courses you attempt. You must not receive a grade of: I (Incomplete), W (Withdrawal), V (Instructor Initiated Withdrawal), N (Audit), or U (Unsatisfactory).|
|10th Day Requirement||You must complete all courses you are enrolled in after the 10th day of the quarter.|
Probation and Suspension
If you do not meet the requirements of the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy, you are no longer in good academic standing. You will receive notification via your preferred email that you are either on probation or suspension.
The first quarter a student does not meet one or more of the three requirements listed above they will be placed on probation for the following quarter.
Probation is a warning. The quarter you are on probation means you need to maintain above a 2.0 GPA and remain in your classes past the 10th day of the quarter. Failing to do so will result in suspension the following quarter. If you complete the quarter with a 2.0 or higher and remain in your classes past the 10th day of the quarter, you will be off probation the following quarter. You and your high school counselor will be notified via email if you are on probation.
The second quarter a student does not meet one or more of the three requirements listed above they will be suspended from the program.
If you are suspended, you and your high school counselor will be notified via email. Suspended students are no longer eligible to participate in Running Start. If you wish to continue in the program you can submit an appeal. If the appeal is granted, you may continue in the program.
- Fill out the Appeal Form.
- Bring your completed form to your high school counselor for review and signature.
- Email your form to RunningStart@edmonds.edu.
- If you are suspended and have already registered for classes, you will have until the first day of the quarter to submit a completed appeal, or you may be withdrawn from classes.
- You will be notified within three business days about whether the appeal will be granted.
If your appeal is granted, you will be placed on Suspension-Reinstatement. Suspension-Reinstatement students must meet all three requirements of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. If these requirements are met, you will continue in the program on probation status.
Only one appeal is granted during the time you are enrolled in the Running Start program. If you do not meet the requirements of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy while on Suspension-Reinstatement, you will be permanently suspended from the program.