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 | Probation 2 | Dismissal


Probation 1


Academic Probation 1

Students who fail to achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better will be placed on Academic Probation 1.

A registration hold will be placed on your account.

You will be required to:

  • Attend a Fresh Start Workshop (call 916-558-2390 to register).
  • Meet one-on-one with a Success Coach after attending the workshop. At this session your hold will be released.
  • Achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better within your next semester, otherwise you will be placed on Academic Probation 2.

Consequences

Continued low academic performance will lead to financial aid and BOG fee waiver limitations.

Progress Probation 1

Students who fail to finish at least half of their attempted units will be placed on Progress Probation 1.

A registration hold will be placed on your account.

You will be required to:

  • Meet one-on-one with a Success Coach. To do so, call 916-558-2390. At this session your hold will be released.
  • Complete more than half of your cumulative attempted units within the following semester, otherwise you will be placed on Progress Probation 2.

Consequences

Continued low progress will lead to financial aid and BOG fee waiver limitations.


Academic & Progress Probation 2


Students who fail to achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better and/or fail to complete more than half of their attempted units for two consecutive semesters will be placed on Academic or Progress Probation 2.

You are encouraged to:

  • Meet with a Success Coach
  • Utilize campus resources for additional help and support
  • Enroll in HCD 116, HCD 110, or HRC 310

You must do the following or be placed on Dismissal:

  • achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better and
  • complete more than half of your cumulative attempted units

Consequences

  • Loss of priority registration
  • May not be eligible to receive financial aid
  • May not be eligible to receive BOG fee waiver

Academic & Progress Dismissal


Students placed on Dismissal will be required to sit out the following semester.

You can then reapply for readmission, and are required to:

  • Meet with a counselor
  • Submit a Petition for Readmission form
  • Achieve a 2.0 GPA or better and complete at least half of your attempted units, or be placed on Dismissal again.

Consequences

  • Loss of priority registration
  • May not be eligible to receive financial aid until successfully completing a semester
  • Limited to the courses agreed upon with counselor: two classes with a maximum of 8 units.