What is the PASS Program?
The LSC-Online PASS (Providing Academic Support to Students) Program, specifically serves those students with academic holds (Academic Probation, Continued Academic Probation, or Academic Suspension). Students must plan to take classes for the upcoming semester at LSC-Online. The PASS program at LSC-Online provides academic support to students who are experiencing academic difficulties. This program will help students improve academically and develop skills to sustain academic success in college and in life.
Academic Standing Categories
- Good Standing: A student will be considered to be in good academic standing when the student earns both a semester and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.
- Academic Warning: The first time a student earns a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0, the student is placed on academic warning.
- Academic Probation: The second time a student earns a semester GPA and a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0, the student is placed on academic probation.
- Academic Progress (Good Standing): A student will be considered to be making academic progress when the student earns a semester GPA of at least 2.0 but has a cumulative GPA less than 2.0.
- Academic Suspension: A student with a continuing history of low academic performance is placed on academic suspension when the student: 1) has been on academic warning and probation; 2) has a cumulative GPA below 2.0; and 3) has a semester GPA below 2.0. An academic suspension will result in a student being denied enrollment for a minimum of one spring or fall semester.
How to Enroll in the PASS Program for the Upcoming Semester
- Email us at OL-PASS@lonestar.edu to schedule an appointment.
- Complete the PASS seminar. (We will provide you instructions on how to do this after we receive your email.)
- Meet with a PASS advisor.
- Schedule your classes based on the PASS advisor’s recommendation.
Suspension Appeal Process
Students may appeal their academic suspension in writing to the Probation and Suspension Committee. If extenuating circumstances exist, students may appeal their academic suspension in writing and submit their appeal to the Probation and Suspension Committee. The appeal will go before a committee to be considered.
An Academic Suspension Appeal does NOT pertain to anything regarding Financial Aid. Students that are not meeting Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) must follow the Financial Aid Appeal Process. Financial Aid Questions can be directed to the Financial Aid Office 281.290.2700 or email FACC@LoneStar.edu
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When is my academic hold removed?
A: Students must achieve a term GPA of a 2.0 or higher before the academic hold is removed. It is the student’s responsibility to check his/her account for any changes to their academic status.
Q: Will I be able to enroll in classes on my own?
A: LSC-Online pass advisors will allow students to enroll themselves in the number of classes determined by the advisors.
Q: Will my current academic standing affect my financial aid?
A: You will need to contact a Financial Aid Advisor by visiting this website: https://www.lonestar.edu/financial-aid.htm