A student will be placed on academic probation under the following criteria:
- Based on low grade point average: A student who has attempted at least 12 semester units, as recorded on their official college transcript, is placed on academic probation if the student has earned below a cumulative 2.0 (C) grade point average.
- Based on lack of satisfactory progress: A student who has enrolled in a total of at least 12 semester units, as recorded on their official college transcript, is placed on academic probation when the percentage of all units recorded as W, I, NP and NC reaches or exceeds 50 percent. (See Calendar for deadline dates for withdrawal.)
A student may be placed on probation under either or both criteria.
A student on probation may schedule an appointment with a counselor for clearance for removal from probation if that status has resulted from circumstances beyond the student’s control.
Removal from Probation
A student on academic probation on the basis of grade point average is removed from probation when his/her cumulative grade point average is 2.0 (C) or higher.
A student on academic probation on the basis of failure to maintain satisfactory progress is removed from probation when the percentage of units completed is 50 percent or above.
A student in probationary status shall be subject to dismissal if in two subsequent semesters either or both of the following criteria are applicable:
- The student’s cumulative grade point average is less than 1.75 in all units attempted.
- The cumulative total of units in which the student has been enrolled for which entries of W, I, NP and NC have been recorded reaches or exceeds 50 percent.
A student in dismissal status must meet with a counselor in the Student Success Program in order to be reinstated to the College and allowed to enroll in classes. The Student Success Program consists of a workshop and meeting with a counselor during the semester. Students in dismissal status are restricted to a limited number of units. The student must demonstrate academic progress during the semester after reinstatement in order to enroll in subsequent semesters. Students who wish to waive the Student Success Program requirements must receive approval from a counselor or the Dean of Counseling.