Academic Suspension Appeals

Academic Probation and Suspension

A student’s academic standing is based on the following criteria:

  • Good Standing = a cumulative grade point average of 2.000 or higher
  • Academic Probation = a cumulative grade point average less than 2.000, but greater than or equal to 1.750
  • Academic Suspension = a cumulative grade point average below 1.750

Students whose cumulative grade point average is below 1.750 at the end of any fall or spring semester will be immediately suspended for the next semester.

Please consult the current Academic Catalog for more information regarding probation and suspension.

Academic Suspension Review

Students who have been placed on academic suspension are not allowed to enroll at Coker College for one or more semesters (or any attached summer sessions). During this time, we expect these students to reflect on the choices, behaviors and other conditions that resulted in poor academic performance. We hope that each student will closely examine his or her academic and career goals, and will refocus his or her priorities in a manner that will lead to future success.

The administration of Coker College is aware that students occasionally experience extenuating circumstances (such as a significant injury, illness or family emergency) that are beyond their control. If such an event contributed to poor academic performance, a student may ask the College Provost to consider allowing him or her to continue enrollment, in spite of the academic suspension. A successful appeal does not remove the suspension from the student’s academic record; it does, however, allow the student to continue with classes.

To request a suspension review, download and complete the Academic Suspension Review Request form. Return the completed form, your required personal statement, and all other supporting documents to:

Robin L. Richardson Dir. of Learning Support Services
300 E. College Avenue
Hartsville, SC 29550
Fax: 843-383-8129
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Students may also complete an on-line form by clicking the following link [Academic Suspension Review Request form]


All materials must be received by the deadline specified in your suspension letter.

Students who do not appeal their suspensions, or whose appeals are denied, will have their course schedules, room reservations and financial aid cancelled for the subsequent semester(s).

Due to irregular mail delivery to the campus during the winter break, fall semester suspension appeals submitted by US mail might not arrive in time to meet the published deadline.

In order to provide timely notice of appeal results, students will receive a first notice via email, to be followed with a written verification letter from the Provost’s Office.




Whitney Watts
Dean of Students

Darlene Small
Assistant Dean/Director of the Center for Engaged Learning

Caitlin Vance
Coordinator of Engaged Learning Programs

Tymon Graham
Director of Residence Life

Brandi Blake
Assistant Director of Residence Life & FYE

Janie Campbell
Residence Life Assistant

Caroline Carter
Director of Student Activities


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Office of Student Services
Email: studentservices@coker.edu
Phone: 843.383.8035

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Email: reslife@coker.edu
Phone: 843.383.8360

Office of Academic Records
Email: registrar@coker.edu
Phone: 843.383.8022

Center for Engaged Learning
Email: cel@coker.edu
Phone: 843.383.8058

Coker College
300 East College Ave.
Hartsville, SC 29550