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Academic Dismissal

What is Academic Dismissal?

A student who is on academic probation shall be subject to dismissal if the student has earned a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 in all units attempted in two consecutive semesters. A student who has been placed on probation shall be subject to dismissal if the percentage of units in which the student has been enrolled, for which entries of “W,” “I,” “NC,” and “NP” are recorded in two consecutive semesters, reaches or exceeds 50%.

 

Academic Dismissal I:

First Level Dismissal Status The student must meet with a counselor prior to the Friday before classes begin to be readmitted and continued on probation. If the student fails to meet with a counselor prior to the Friday before classes begin, the student will be dismissed and administratively dropped from any classes for which enrollment has occurred for the upcoming semester. Student also needs to complete Academic Reinstatement Petition form and turn it in to Admissions & Records. 

 

Academic Dismissal II:

If a student has previously been continued on probation after dismissal, but does not make significant academic progress, the student will be dismissed. It is the student’s responsibility to indicate on the petition a clear statement of the grounds on which continued enrollment should be granted and to provide evidence supporting the reasons. Petitions will be reviewed by the Academic Exceptions Committee and the following will occur:

  • The student will be continued on probation until the Academic Exceptions Committee decides on the student’s appeal.
  • The decision of the Academic Exceptions Committee will be communicated to the student in writing by the Director of Enrollment Services.
  • The Director will notify the student of its action within two weeks of receipt of the student’s appeal.
  • The student may appeal the decision of the Academic Exceptions Committee in writing to the Vice President of Student Services, within five working days of the date of notification of the decision of the Academic Exceptions Committee. The decision of the Vice President of Student Services is final.

** If the student feels that facts exist that warrant an exception to the dismissal action, the student must file a written petition to Admissions and Records within one week after the dismissal letter was mailed. If the student fails to file a written petition within one week, the student waives all future rights to appeal the dismissal action.

 

Re-admission after Dismissal Level II:

In considering whether or not students may be re-admitted after a dismissal and two semesters absence, the following criteria will be considered:

  • Documented extenuating circumstances (considered during appeal).
  • Marked improvement between the semesters on which disqualification was based.
  • Semesters on which disqualification was based were atypical of past academic performance.
  • Formal or informal education experiences since completion of semesters on which disqualification was based.
  • Improved GPA as a result of grade changes, fulfillment of incomplete courses, or academic renewal.

Steps to take when placed on Academic Dismissal: