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Probation & Dismissal

The Academic Standards Policy of Las Positas College is established to assist students in making appropriate educational plans. There are two indices to academic standards: Academic Probation Status and Progress Probation Status. The following policies are in place for students who have attempted at least 12 semester units at Las Positas or Chabot.

A student is in “good standing” if s/he has

  • a cumulative grade point average (GPA) above 2.0, or “C” average, and
  • completed 50% or more of the units that she/he has attempted with a grade of A,B,C,D,F or P.

A student who has attempted at least 12 semester units of college courses and has a cumulative grade point average of less than 2.0 will be placed on Academic Probation I.

  • As a result of Academic Probation I, a hold will be placed on the student’s account and s/he will not be able to add/drop classes until the student meets with a counselor to complete the Probation Clearance form.
  • The student will receive a letter stating that s/he must attend a “Probation Workshop.” At this workshop, the students will meet with a counselor and discuss a strategy for getting back in good standing. The student will complete the Probation Clearance form at this workshop.

A student on Academic Probation I who does not achieve a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in the following semester will be placed on Academic Probation II.

  • As a result of Academic Probation II, a hold will be placed on the student’s account and s/he will not be able to add/drop classes until the student meets with a counselor to complete the Probation Clearance form.
  • The student will receive a letter stating that s/he must attend a “Probation Workshop.” At this workshop, the students will meet with a counselor and discuss a strategy for getting back in good standing. The student will complete the Probation Clearance form at this workshop.
  • Veterans lose certification for Veterans Benefits after two semesters of academic probation; refer to the Office of Veterans Affairs.

A student on Academic Probation II who does not achieve a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in the following semester of attendance will be dismissed.

  • The first time a student is dismissed, he or she may apply for readmission after one semester, summer session not included, of non-attendance.
  • As a result of Academic Probation II, a hold will be placed on the student’s account and s/he will not be able to add/drop classes until the student meets with a counselor to complete the Petition for Readmission from Dismissal Status form.
  • In the case of a second dismissal, the student may apply for readmission after 5 years of non-attendance or upon appeal to the Vice President of Student Services. Summer session does not count as a semester in determining academic status.

Once a student on academic probation raises his or her overall (cumulative) grade point average to a 2.0 (“C”) or higher, s/he will be taken off Academic Probation status and will become a "student in good standing."

Progress Probation is determined by the percentage of cumulative units with grades of W, N, or I (Poor Progress Grades).

A student who has attempted 12 cumulative semester units of college course work will be placed on Progress Probation I if 50% or more of the cumulative units attempted resulted in Poor Progress grades (W, NC, or I).

  • As a result of Progress Probation I, a hold will be placed on the student’s account and s/he will not be able to add/drop classes until the student meets with a counselor to complete the Probation Clearance form.
  • The student will receive a letter stating that s/he must attend a “Probation Workshop.” At this workshop, the students will meet with a counselor and discuss a strategy for getting back in good standing. The student will complete the Probation Clearance form at this workshop.

A student on Progress Probation I who does not reduce his/her percentage of cumulative poor progress units to below 50% in the following semester will be placed in Progress Probation II.

  • As a result of Progress Probation II, a hold will be placed on the student’s account and s/he will not be able to add/drop classes until the student meets with a counselor to complete the Probation Clearance form.
  • The student will receive a letter stating that s/he must attend a “Probation Workshop.” At this workshop, the students will meet with a counselor and discuss a strategy for getting back in good standing. The student will complete the Probation Clearance form at this workshop.

A student on Progress Probation II who continues to not reduce his/her percentage of cumulative poor progress units to below 50% in the following semester of attendance will be dismissed.

  • The first time a student is dismissed, he or she may apply for readmission after one semester (summer session not included) of non-attendance.
  • As a result of Progress Probation II, a hold will be placed on the student’s account and s/he will not be able to add/drop classes until the student meets with a counselor to complete the Petition for Readmission from Dismissal Status form.
  • In the case of a second dismissal, the student may apply for readmission after 5 years of non-attendance or upon appeal to the Vice President of Student Services. Summer session does not count as a semester in determining progress status.

In order to reverse poor progress status and become a student in good standing, a student must reduce the cumulative units of W, N or I grades to less than 50% of his/her total units attempted. Summer session does not count as a semester in determining progress status.

Under extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control or ability to foresee, exceptions to these policies are granted by the Vice President of Student Services or designee. Students should see a counselor to discuss their progress or academic status and for details associated with the academic standards policy.

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