The Office of Academic Advising offers major exploration, career planning, and support for CEI students, faculty, and staff. Academic Advising is available for all students in any program of CEI. Our office also helps graduates and transfers through their process. 

Good academic standing

  • The student is expected to make continued progress toward the completion of their selected program of study. Academic Standards are evaluated using two measurements:
    1. The student is expected to maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. 
    2. The student is expected to complete their selected program of study within 150% of the credit hours required for program completion.
  • Each student’s progress is evaluated after each semester by the Registrar. Failure to progress toward program completion at a rate consistent with the standards of progress will result in academic probation.

Academic Probation

  • Students whose cumulative GPA is below 2.0 will be placed on academic probation. Students on probation who earn a semester GPA of at least 2.0 will be placed on continued probation until their cumulative GPA is at least 2.0. Students on probation who do not earn a semester GPA of at least 2.0 will be placed on academic suspension for at least one semester.

Academic Suspension

  • Academic suspension will be effective for a minimum of one full semester, the following Fall or Spring. Summer is excluded. If suspension occurs at the end of Spring semester, the student is not allowed to petition for readmission until the Fall semester.
  • At the end of one (1) semester, the student may submit a formal Petition for Readmission form to seek re-admittance. Petition forms and instructions are available on the CEI website. Re-admittance will be granted only if the student can demonstrate that the academic obstacles have been corrected. All readmission requests will be granted on a probationary basis only, and will be based upon space and availability. Approvals are signed by the Dean of Student Affairs.
  • A student who has been suspended due to unsatisfactory progress may appeal the decision within five (5) working days from the time of the action. A student wishing to appeal must do so in writing to the appropriate Dean, and explain any mitigating circumstances that they feel caused the inability to meet the minimum standards. The Dean will review and respond to the appeal within five (5) working days of the receipt of the appeal.