BP 4250 Academic Probation, Dismissal, and Readmission - Board Policies, Chapter 4 Academic Affairs

  • Reference: Education Code Section 70902(b)(3); Title 5, Section 55030 through 55034
  • Board Approved: 11/09/05
  • Amended: 7/14/10, 01/15/14

Probation

A student who has attempted 12 or more semester units and who then earns a cumulative GPA of less than 2.00 during the regular semester shall be placed on academic probation the following semester.

A student shall be placed on progress probation if he or 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 "Withdrawal," "Incomplete", “No Credit” and "No Pass" were recorded reaches or exceeds fifty percent.

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

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 "Withdrawal," "Incomplete", “No Credit” and "No Pass" drops below fifty 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 (3) 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 "Withdrawal," "Incomplete", “No Credit” and "No Pass" are recorded in at least three (3) consecutive semesters reaches or exceeds fifty 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’s semester grade point average during the last three semesters is 2.00 or above. A returning or transfer student on Academic Dismissal who has maintained a 2.00 GPA for three consecutive semesters may petition for reinstatement even if the student’s cumulative grade point average is still below 2.00.

Students also may petition for reinstatement in cases of extreme extenuating circumstances not reflected in the above conditions.

The President/Superintendent shall develop procedures for the implementation of this policy that comply with the Title 5 requirements. 

See Administrative Procedure #4250.

See also Administrative Procedure #4240, Academic Renewal.