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Probation, Disqualification, and Readmission

A student shall be placed on probation if his or her academic record of performance falls under either of the two standards below.

  • Academic grade point probation: A student shall be placed on academic probation if he/she has attempted a minimum of 12 semester units of work and has a grade point average of less than a “C” (2.0). A student
    placed on academic probation who earns at least a 1.75 grade point average during the semester on probation, but whose cumulative grade point average is still below 2.00, will be permitted to continue on such probationary status for not more than three consecutive semesters without being academically disqualified (dismissed).
  • Progress Probation: A student shall be placed on progress probation if he/she has enrolled in a total of at least 12 semester units and the percentage of all units in which the student has enrolled, for which entries of “W,” “I,” “NC,” and “NP” were recorded reaches or exceeds fifty (50) percent. A student may be on progress probation not more than three consecutive semesters without being academically disqualified (dismissed). Notification of probationary status will appear on the student’s semester grade report and on the transcript of academic work. A student who is placed on probation may submit an appeal in accordance with procedures to be established by the Chancellor. A student on academic probation for a grade point deficiency shall be removed from probation when the cumulative grade point average reaches 2.00 or higher. Likewise, a student on progress probation shall be removed from probation when the total percentage of cumulative units in the “W,” “I,” “NC,” and “NP” categories drops below 50 percent. Students who believe that their placement on probation is the result of an error may petition the appropriate College appeals body for relief.

Dismissal

A student who is on academic probation shall be subject to dismissal if the student has earned a cumulative grade point average of less than 1.75 in all units attempted in each of three consecutive semesters. A student who is on progress probation shall be subject to dismissal if the cumulative percentage of units in which the student has been enrolled for which entries of “W,” “I,” “NC,” and “NP” are recorded in at least three consecutive semesters reaches or exceeds 50 percent. A student who is subject to dismissal may submit a written appeal in compliance with administrative procedures. Dismissal may be postponed and the student continued on probation if the student submits a petition that includes documentation of marked improvement since the semester on which the dismissal was based or documentation of extenuating circumstances during the semester on which the dismissal was based. Notification of academic disqualification status will appear on the student’s end of semester grade report and transcript. An academically disqualified student may present a written appeal to the appropriate College appeals body requesting immediate reinstatement if a dismissal has resulted from unusual circumstances. A registered student making such an appeal should remain in classes until the decision is made.

Readmission

A student who has been dismissed may request reinstatement by submitting a petition for readmission after an absence of one semester or a petition for readmission explaining extenuating circumstances during the semester on which the dismissal was based. Readmission may be granted, denied, or postponed according to criteria contained in administrative procedures. The Chancellor shall develop procedures for the implementation of this policy that comply with the Title 5 requirements. The determination of the applicability of the policy on academic probation and dismissal will be based on the inclusion of: All units in which the student has been officially enrolled, except those in which the student has been assigned a grade or non-evaluative symbol of “W,” “MW,” “CR,” “P,” “NP, “NC,” “I,” “RD,” or “IP” when computing grade point average. All units in which the student has been officially enrolled, except those in which the student has been assigned a non-evaluative symbol of “MW,” “RD,” or “IP” when applying the satisfactory progress rule. All District units in which the student has been enrolled will be utilized in determining the applicability of the policy on academic probation and dismissal.

Last Updated 10/13/22