Probation and Disqualification

Students are in good academic standing when they have a 2.0 grade point average or higher and have completed at least 60% of units they have attempted. There are two kinds of probation and disqualification, one based upon GPA (Academic Performance) and the other based upon the number of units completed (Progress Performance).

Certain programs may have more stringent standards for academic progress. Consult the program director for more information.

Students enrolled in the core curriculum of medically related programs will be governed by the probation and disqualification policies as outlined in the program policy manuals that reflect the tenets of safe medical practice and respond to program accreditation guidelines.

Academic Probation*

A student whose grade point average falls below a 2.0. A student on academic probation will return to good standing when his/her cumulative grade point average reaches or exceeds 2.0.

Academic Disqualification

A student on academic probation status will be disqualified when his/her non-cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 in a subsequent semester. An enrollment hold will be placed on the student's record. Students who are disqualified after registering for the subsequent semester will be administratively dropped from all classes.

Lack of Progress Probation*

A student shall be placed on lack of progress probation when the percentage of all (cumulative) units for which entries of “W,” “I,” and “NP” are recorded reaches or exceeds 40%.

Lack of Progress Disqualification

A student who has been placed on lack of progress probation shall be disqualified and an enrollment hold placed on the student's record when the percentage of units for which entries of “W,” “I,” and “NP” are recorded in a subsequent semester (not-cumulative), reaches or exceeds 40%. Students who are disqualified after registering for the subsequent semester will be administratively dropped from all classes.

* EXCEPTIONS:

Provisional, Joint Diploma and Special Admit High School students who do not maintain good academic standing will be automatically disqualified. PROBATIONARY STATUS WILL NOT APPLY!

If Disqualified:

  • Special Admit High School students will not be permitted to re-enroll without approval from a high school counselor.
  • Joint Diploma students must see a JD counselor for readmission.

CONDITIONS FOR READMISSION AFTER DISQUALIFICATION

Note: Disqualification status is determined based upon Progress Performance, Academic Performance, or a combination of both.

1st Disqualification

  • Student must attend an Academic Success Workshop and complete a Student Academic Contract;
  • Readmission will be based upon meeting contract conditions.

2nd Disqualification

  • Student will be required to sit out for one full academic year; NO EXCEPTIONS;
  • Student must meet with a counselor and complete a Student Academic Contract;
  • Readmission is based upon meeting contract conditions.

3rd or more Disqualification

  • Student will be required to sit out for one full academic year; NO EXCEPTIONS;
  • Student initiates a petition for readmission;
  • If the petition is accepted for further consideration, the student will meet with a Hearing Panel to present his/her case for readmission;
  • If the petition is approved, the student will enter into a “last chance” agreement.