Probation and Dismissal Policy
In accordance with State regulations, the following probation and dismissal policy has been established. The primary purpose is to assure that a student is making progress toward an educational objective and to alert the student and the student’s counselor to the possible need for additional counseling and/or special services.
Placement on Probation
- Academic Probation. A student who has attempted at least 12 semester units at the college shall be placed on academic probation if the student has earned a cumulative grade point average below 2.0 in all units taken at the college.
- Progress Probation. A student who has enrolled in a total of at least 12 semester units at the college shall be placed on progress probation when the student receives grades of “W,” “I,” “NC” or “NP” in a total of 50% or more of all units for which the student has enrolled at the college.
Removal from Probation
- Academic Probation. A student shall be removed from academic probation when the student’s cumulative grade point average in all units completed at the college is 2.0 or higher.
- Progress Probation. A student on progress probation shall be removed from probation when the percentage of units in the “W,” “I,” “NC” or “NP” category drops below 50% of all units for which the student has enrolled at the college.
Standards for Dismissal
- Academic Dismissal. A student who has been placed on academic probation and earned a cumulative grade point average of less than 2.0 in two consecutive semesters will be subject to scholastic dismissal.
- Progress Dismissal. A student who has been placed on progress probation for two consecutive semesters shall be subject to scholastic dismissal.
For purposes of “1” and “2” above, consecutive semesters shall exclude the summer session. The college shall make a reasonable effort to notify a student who is subject to academic and progress dismissal no later than the start of the fall semester each year.
A student on probation who registers for the next term will be considered a “conditional registrant.” Students are notified by email when placed on probation or dismissed. Scholastic dismissal will be permanently noted on the student’s transcript.
A student who has been dismissed because of either poor academic achievement or poor progress may be considered for readmission on a conditional basis. The student must file a Petition for Readmission with the Admissions and Records Office. After the petition is reviewed by the Academic Standards Committee, the student will be notified by email.
A student who is readmitted after academic dismissal will be placed on a probationary status and shall be required to maintain a semester grade point average of 2.00 and a cumulative grade point average greater than 2.00 by the end of the next Spring semester.
A student who is readmitted after progress dismissal will be placed on a probationary status and shall be required to complete 50% or more semester units, and reduce the cumulative percentage of withdrawals, no credit, no pass and/or incompletes to less than 50% of the cumulative units enrolled by the end of the next Spring semester.