Probation & Dismissal Policies

 

Probation Policy

 

1. Academic Probation: Any student who has attempted a minimum of 12 semester units at Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District (GCCCD) and whose cumulative grade point average falls below a 2.0 in courses receiving letter grades (“W” courses excluded) shall be placed on academic probation. The student will be notified of the significance of probation and the services available.

 

2. Lack‑of‑Progress Probation: Any student who has enrolled in a total of at least 12 semester units at GCCCD shall be placed on lack-of-progress probation when the student’s cumulative units indicate 50 percent or more units of “W,” “I” or “NP.” The student will be notified of the significance of probation and the services available.

 

3. Removal from Probation:

 

a. Any student on academic probation shall be removed from probation when the cumulative GPA at GCCCD has improved to 2.0.

 

b. Any student on lack- of-progress probation shall be removed from probation when the cumulative units of “W,” “I” or “NP” recorded at GCCCD are less than 50 percent of the total units attempted.

 

*Students are strongly encouraged to attend a Back on Track Workshop with the Counseling Center in order to develop strategies to improve their academic standing.

 

Dismissal Policy

 

1. Academic Dismissal: Any student on academic probation whose semester GPA falls below 2.0 shall be academically dismissed. Any student on academic probation whose semester GPA equals or exceeds 2.0, but whose cumulative GPA for all units attempted remains below 2.0, shall be continued on probation.

 

2. Lack‑of‑Progress Dismissal: Any student who is on lack-of-progress probation and whose semester work indicates 50 percent or more units of “W,” “I” or “NP” will be dismissed. Any student on lack-of-progress probation whose semester work indicates fewer than 50 percent units of “W,” “I” or “NP,” but whose cumulative records show 50 percent or more units of “W,” “I” or Cuyamaca College Catalog 2020-2021 Academic Policies and Procedures 35 “NP,” will be continued on lack-of-progress probation.

 

If, at the end of the third consecutive semester in which the student earned a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 or whose cumulative records show the percentage of units is W, I or NP is greater than 50%, the student will be dismissed. A notice that the student is dismissed will be sent to the student informing him/her that he/she is dismissed.

 

Readmission Policy

 

After being dismissed, a student may not attend either college in the district for one semester. The student may attend summer school. Any student believing to be unjustifiably dismissed may file a petition with documentation to the Admissions and Records Office requesting that such dismissal
be reconsidered. 

 

Prior to submitting a petition to the Admissions & Records Office, students are required to attend a Back on Track Workshop with the Counseling Center. Students will have their petition previewed by a Counselor in the Back on Track Workshop prior to submitting it to the Admissions & Records Office for final review. To facilitate the official adding of courses prior to the published add deadline, students should attend a Back on Track Workshop and petition for readmission no later than five working days prior to the published add deadline.

 

Any veteran who petitions for readmission to the college following dismissal must meet with
a counselor and have the counselor make a recommendation on the petition prior to being
considered for readmission.