Student Retention Services

Support for students on warning, probation or suspension.

We encourage students to engage fully in their academic pursuits at MCC. The Student Retention Coordinator meets with students to recommend strategies and support services to help them succeed in their educational goals. The Coordinator will also meet with students on warning, probation or suspension who wish to appeal and have their status reviewed for reinstatement. Students may also meet with someone from Student Retention Services about the Fresh Start option and over-enrollment in a course previously enrolled in more than three times.

Have more questions about your GPA and progress status?

Come to one of our Tools for Success group meetings on campus!
You can even bring a family member, friend, or any other supporters in your life.

These group meetings are available to students regardless of current academic standing and provide an overview of services at Manchester Community College. Our aim is to ensure all students are successful and have the tools they need to graduate.

To register for the next Tools for Success group meeting, please use the link below:

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Upcoming Meetings:

AST E-202
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA), as well as academic progress, can affect academic standing. Based on cumulative GPA,  a student’s academic standing is in jeopardy if:

Cumulative Credit Hours Cumulative Grade Point Average Academic Status
Less than 12 0.0-1.49 Warning
12-30.99 0.0-1.69 Probation*
31 or more 0.0-1.99 Probation*

*Students who are on academic probation and who, at the close of the next semester in which the student is registered, have not attained the overall GPA to move back into good standing have earned suspension for one fifteen-week semester.

A student may return to MCC after suspension by meeting with the Student Retention Coordinator. As long as a student is progressing in both policy areas, they may put in a Request for Reinstatement by the announced deadline date each semester.

Continual W, I, UF and F Grades can spiral a student into Progress Probation. A student will be placed on Progress Suspension after four consecutive semesters of Progress Probation.

To learn more, view our academic policies.


Student Retention Services advances academic and personal growth for all students through implementation of campus-wide structures that improve students’ success. We assist students in achieving and maintaining good academic status and in fulfilling their potential.

Location and Contact Information

Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding your academic standing and options for reinstatement.

Location: Student Services Center, SSC  L120
Phone: 860-512-3300
Coordinator: Sarah Perez
Secretary: Carole Lewonczyk
Educational Assistant: Beverly Schott
Educational Assistant: Bryce Jones

Appointments available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; evening appointments available on Tuesday.