For purposes of this policy, semesters shall be considered consecutive on the basis of the student’s enrollment, so long as the break in the student’s enrollment does not exceed one full primary term.  A primary term is defined as fall or spring semester.

Probation

A student shall be placed on academic probation if they have attempted a minimum of 12 semester units of work and has a grade point average of less than a "C" (2.0).

A student shall be placed on progress probation if they have 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 50 percent.

A student who is placed on probation may submit an appeal in accordance with procedures to be established by the Superintendent/President.

A student on academic probation shall be removed from probation when the student's accumulated grade point average is 2.0 or higher.  A student on progress probation shall be removed from probation when the percentage of units in the categories of "W," "I," "NC," and “NP” drops below 50 percent.

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:

  • produces evidence of extenuating circumstances that have been resolved;
  • shows marked improvement in academic achievement between the semesters on which disqualification w as based;
  • demonstrates that the semesters on which disqualification was based were atypical of past academic performance; or
  • completes the processes to improve GPA through grade changes, fulfillment of incomplete courses, grade replacement, or academic renewal

Appeal of Dismissal

The student has the right to appeal a proposed dismissal action if the student feels that facts exist that warrant an exception to the dismissal action.  The student must file the written petition of appeal to the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Student Services and College Centers or designee within 10 working days after the dismissal email was sent. If the student fails to file a written petition within the 10 working day period, the student waives all future rights to appeal the dismissal action.  It is the student's responsibility to indicate on the petition a clear statement of the grounds on which continued enrollment should be granted and to provide evidence supporting the reasons.  Petitions will be reviewed by the Assistant/Superintendent/Vice President of Student Services and College Centers or designee.

Readmission

A student who has been dismissed may request reinstatement by entering into a corrective program designed to assist them in improving academic performance including but not limited to academic counseling, personal counseling, or limiting course load

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