Academic Motivation Program (AMP) Overview

The Academic Motivation Program (AMP) is a South Central College initiative designed to help students who are experiencing difficulty in college. Specifically, AMP is required for students who have been reinstated to South Central College (SCC) on probation after being suspended, or have come to SCC from another college following an Academic or Conduct Suspension.  This program is designed to help students achieve their goals and to help students achieve Satisfactory Academic Progress (view SCC's policy).

Students in these situations are required to speak with an advisor about their personal situation and goals, as well as what they are going to do differently to be successful.  Students that do not meet with an advisor will be unable to register for classes.  To learn more about meeting with an advisor visit our Academic Advising page.

Academic Financial Aid Reinstatement Appeal Form and Process:
If you are on suspension from SCC and are planning to come back to SCC, or are planning to come to SCC from another college following an Academic or Conduct Suspension, you will need to complete the following steps:

  • Reapply or apply to SCC
  • Submit all application materials in order to get readmitted or admitted to SCC
  • Submit the Academic/Financial Aid Reinstatement Appeal Form
  • If denied, you may appeal during the following semester.
  • If approved, meet with an academic advisor to go over your unique situation and what steps you plan to take to achieve and maintain satisfactory academic progress.  After this meeting your registration hold will be removed for the semester they are registering for.

Please read all directions listed on the appeal form. Appeals should be submitted as soon as possible after being admitted to SCC.  The deadline is 14 calendar days before the start of the semester you with to attend. If an appeal is submitted after the deadline, there is no guarantee that the appeal can be reviewed by the appeal committee in time for you to register for classes.  

Again, if you are transferring from another college, ALL admission application materials must be complete BEFORE your appeal will be reviewed.

If it has been less than one academic year since your suspension, you will have to describe and/or show documentation of extenuating circumstances surrounding the suspension.  There are no guarantees that an appeal will be approved.

Below are examples of extenuating circumstances:

  • Last semester GPA was at least a 2.5 with a 100% completion rateTranscript required
  • Medical or mental health issues – A doctor’s statement on letterhead
  • A death in the immediate family – Father, mother, guardian, sibling, etc.
  • Military call for active duty – Copy of official military orders
  • Family/relationship issues (i.e. abusive relationship) – Legal documentation may be necessary
  • Disability issues not previously diagnosed or documentedVerified documentation
  • Natural disaster Flood, fired or tornado
  • Loss of job Documentation may be necessary (i.e. unemployment verification)

It may happen that the academic appeal is approved but financial aid is denied. If this happens, students will be responsible to pay for ALL tuition and fees. If students choose to not attend because of this, that is your choice.

If you do register for classes after a successful appeal, in which you were not approved for financial aid, it is your responsibility to arrange a payment plan to pay for your courses, or your courses may be dropped at the discretion of the college.