The Office of Academic Affairs at Hutchinson Community College facilitates accessible, quality learning by overseeing the academic departments of the college. The major responsibilities of the Office of Academic Affairs are to provide students an avenue of appeal for academic matters and to assist academic departments in all areas including curricula development, appointing faculty and evaluatin instruction.
Students who excel scholastically are given recognition and appropriate awards. Students completing a minimum of six credit hours and earning an average of 3.5 but less than 4.0 in a semester are designated as members of the Vice President's Honor Roll.More Information in the HutchCC Catalog
Upon review of the transcript, degree seeking students will be placed on academic probation when his/her cumulative grade point average (using accepted transfer and HutchCC attempted course work) falls below the minimum academic standards.
A student may appeal a grade change that affects either changing one grade in a semester or any combination of grades in a single semester to a grade of W (Withdrawal). Academic grade changes can be granted only once at HutchCC.
Students who believe they have been treated unfairly with regard to grades on academic regulations such as academic honesty, academic probation and dismissal and reinstatement may request in writing a hearing before the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
During the last week of the semester, classes will not meet at their regular time but at a time designated by the Office of Academic Affairs as published in the Final Exam Schedule.
In order to enroll in more than 18 credit hours during the fall or spring semester or more than 9 credit hours in the summer and interterm, students must petition the Vice President of Academic Affairs for permission.
Students who will to be considered for reinstatement to Hutchinson Community College for the semester following their dismissal must submit their petition at least five business days (a business day is defined as a day that the college is open for business) prior to the start of the semester. Petition forms are available in the Office of Academic Affairs.