What happens when I mess up? You get help from Copper Mountain College.
Don’t Wait! Get Help Now
You don’t need to be considered at-risk to get help. If you find yourself struggling through classes or having difficulty one way or another, help is readily available to you.
Meet with your Counselor to figure out a game plan to get through these difficulties. Email the Admissions Office or call them at
If you’re a military-connected student email the Military Base, or call them at:
If you have any questions about probation, dismissal, and reinstatement policies and procedures, review the Academic Catalog for more information.
This is where you want to be. If you have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 (“C”) or higher, you’re considered to be in Good Standing.
Keep up the good work and if you find yourself struggling a little, be sure to contact your counselor.
Progress Good Standing & Academic/Progress Probation
If you were in Good Standing but aren’t completing 50% of your courses, you’re placed on progress probation.
It’s not the end of the world, but it is an indication that some help is needed. As a precaution, you are required to do a few things while under Progress Probation:
- Meet with your Counselor to discuss status and complete a probation contract.
- Complete mid-semester follow-up:
- Gather progress reports from each of your instructors about 7-8 weeks into the semester.
- Meet with your Counselor to review progress reports, plan for the following semester and complete a mid-semester contract.
- If a 2.0 GPA or 50% completion rate is not achieved, you will remain on probation and the process above is repeated.
No matter what, don’t forget you’re making good progress, and help is just around the corner.
Dismissal and Reinstatement
Call Kenny Loggins because you’re in the danger zone.
If your GPA is still less than 2.0 or a 50% class completion rate isn’t achieved for three consecutive semesters, you need to do a few things:
- Meet with your Counselor and submit a “Petition for Reinstatement” to the Dean of Student Services.
- The Dean of Student Services reviews the petition, and you will receive an email, sent to your CMC student email account, notifying you of the reinstatement decision and next steps.
There are many opportunities to get help before it gets to this point, but you need to let your Counselor know beforehand. It’s not the end of the world, though. You can still get the help you need when you need it. All you have to do is contact us.