Probation & Dismissal Process

The mission of Sacramento City College is to encourage and educate students to attain their academic goals and move on to prosperous careers. In the pursuit of that mission we are also responsible to hold firm to the standards of rigor and excellence in the academic expectations of our students. When students fail to achieve minimum standards it is our responsibility to set in motion policies and procedures that encourage and support student success. The following Probation and Dismissal Process is designed for student success.


PROBATION 1

Students that fail to achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better and/or fail to finish at least half of their attempted classes will be placed on Probation 1. These students are encouraged to:

  • Meet with a counselor.
  • Utilize campus resources for additional help and support
  • Must achieve a 2.0 GPA or better and complete least half of their attempted units or be placed on Probation 2
  • FA Consequence:  Continued low academic performance may lead to financial aid limitations

PROBATION 2

Students that fail to achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better and/or fail to finish at least half of their attempted classes will be placed on Probation 2. These students are encouraged to:

  • Meet with a counselor.
  • Utilize campus resources for additional help and support.
  • Enroll in HCD 116 or HCD 110 or HCD 310.
  • Must achieve a 2.0 GPA or better and complete least half of their attempted units or be placed on Dismissal.
  • Consequences: Loss of priority registration.  You may be dismissed from Financial Aid.

DISMISSAL

Students placed on Dismissal will not be allowed to continue the following semester. Students must sit out one semester before applying for Readmission and will lose registration priority.  These students will be required to:

  • Attend a Readmission Workshop
  • Meet with a counselor
  • Submit a Readmission Petition
  • Students will be limited to the courses recommended by the counselor
  • Students will be limited to two classes with a maximum of 8 units
  • Must achieve a 2.0 GPA or better and complete least half of their attempted units or be placed on Dismissal again
  • Consequences: Loss of priority registration.  May not be eligible for Financial Aid until successfully completing a semester.