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Probation - Dismissal

A student's academic standing is calculated and reviewed at the end of each fall and spring semester, based only on their SAC/SCC cumulative GPA.  There are three categories of academic standing: probation, subject to dismissal, and dismissal.   

PROBATION

  1. Academic probation. After attempting twelve or more units, a student is placed on probation when the SAC/SCC cumulative grade point average for all work attempted falls below 2.0. (W's are counted in the attempted units). 
  2. Progress probation. A student who has attempted a total of twelve units will be placed on progress probation when the percentage of all units in which a student has enrolled and for which entries of "W", "I", and/or "NP" are recorded reaches or exceeds fifty percent (50%).

ACADEMIC PROBATION INTERVENTION

Students placed on academic probation are required to attend a counseling intervention workshop.  An email notification is sent to the student and a registration hold is placed on the student record until completion of the workshop.

REMOVE FROM PROBATION

  1. Academic probation. A student on academic probation shall be removed from probation when the student's cumulative grade point average reaches 2.0 or higher.
  2. Progress probation. A student who has been placed on progress probation shall be removed from probation when the percentage of units for which entries of  "W", "I", and/or "NP" falls below fifty percent (50%).

DISMISSAL

  1. Academic dismissal. A student who is on academic dismissal shall be dismissed if the student earned a SAC/SCC cumulative grade point average of less than 1.75 in all units attempted in each of three consecutive semesters. 
  2. Progress dismissal. A student who has been placed on progress probation shall be dismissed when the percentage of units in which the student has enrolled and for which entries of "W", "I", a "NP" are recorded reaches or exceeds fifty percent (50%) for three consecutive semesters. 
  3. Reinstatement after dismissal. A student may initiate the process for reinstatement after dismissal by completing the Petition for Reinstatement form and submit this form to Admissions.  A student is reinstated when the last semester GPA is 2.0 or higher.
 
When a student is academically dismissed, and the last semester GPA is less than 2.0, the student is denied reinstatement, and may not enroll at SAC or SCC for one semester before reapplying to either college.  Denials can be appealed to the Admissions and Guidance Committee.