Academic Probation


You will be placed on academic probation if you achieve less than a cumulative 2.000 grade-point average on 12 or more units. Once placed on academic probation, you will be limited to a maximum load of 12 units per semester until you are removed.

Transfer Students

If you transfer to PCC from other another college, you will be placed on academic probation at entrance on the same criteria above.

Removal From Academic Probation:

Academic probation may be removed and regular status attained by achieving a cumulative average of 2.000 or higher.


Academic Dismissal


If you are enrolled at PCC on academic probation, you are subject to dismissal if you fail to achieve a cumulative grade-point average of 1.750 in each of the two subsequent semesters. However, you will not be dismissed following any term with a semester grade point average greater than or equal to 2.000 even though your cumulative grade-point average may be less than 1.750.

You will be notified of your dismissal by the online grade reporting system and by the registration system. If you are enrolled in the following semester, you will be withdrawn from the college.

Readmission After Dismissal

After being dismissed, you may petition for readmission after a lapse of one semester or more, though readmission is not guaranteed.

To be readmitted, you must present positive evidence of serious intent to succeed and have a realistic academic goal identified.

If the petition is granted, you will be admitted on academic probation and may have enrollment limitations.

Probation and dismissal calculations are based on classes taken during Spring 1982 to date.

To apply for readmission after dismissal, complete the Petition for Reinstatement on Probationary Status and bring to the Office of Admissions.


Probation for Unsatisfactory Citizenship


You should be thoroughly familiar with the Associated Student Body Code of Conduct and with regulations of the college. As a student attending PCC, you are expected to maintain satisfactory standards of citizenship on campus and in the community. Satisfactory citizenship involves conduct which respects the rights of all individuals, which avoids action disruptive to the ongoing educational program, and which does not violate specific prohibitions outlined in the Education Code.

When it is indicated that citizenship is unsatisfactory, you may be reprimanded, placed on disciplinary probation, suspended, or expelled, as conditions warrant. Unsatisfactory citizenship includes, among other things, cheating, plagiarism, hazing, and conduct disruptive to the teaching-learning process. In addition, falsification of information for the Admissions Office is basis for dismissal from a class or from the college.

Individuals engaged in destructive activities involving any kind of physical or psychological mistreatment of students are subject to prosecution under the California state law banning hazing and to dismissal from the college.

Penalties on individuals, organizations and institutions are severe.


Progress Probation


You will be placed on progress probation when 12 or more cumulative units are attempted and W, I, and NC units reach or exceed half the cumulative units attempted. Once placed on progress probation, you will be limited to a maximum load of 12 units per semester until you are removed.

Transfer Students

If you transfer to PCC from other another college, you will be placed on progress probation at entrance based on the same criteria as above.

Removal From Progress Probation:

You may be removed from progress probation status when the cumulative number of W, I, and NC units recorded is less than half the cumulative units attempted.


Progress Dismissal


Readmission After Dismissal

After being dismissed, you may petition for readmission after a lapse of one semester or more, though readmission is not guaranteed.

To be readmitted, you must present positive evidence of serious intent to succeed and have a realistic academic goal identified.

If the petition is granted, you will be admitted on academic probation and may have enrollment limitations.

Probation and dismissal calculations are based on classes taken during Spring 1982 to date.

To apply for readmission after dismissal, complete the Petition for Reinstatement on Probationary Status and bring to the Office of Admissions.