Plan for Achieving Academic Success (PAAS) is a “status” within EOPS for students who are experiencing academic (student is below a 2.0 cumulative GPA) and/or progress (student is not completing 75% of all attempted courses which disqualifies him/her from financial aid) difficulty.
A PAAS assessment is completed for every EOPS student every semester and at admission. The EOPS Student’s transcripts from every college of attending will be evaluated to determine the need for referral to PAAS. New students applying for EOPS who are not in good standing will not be eligible for book assistance their first semester.
PAAS is not meant to be a punishment. Identifying a student as a PAAS student allows our counselors and our staff to pay closer attention to his/her standing. We want to get our PAAS students back on track so they will not run the risk of being dismissed from Sacramento City College.
An EOPS PAAS student is required to:
- Attend a PAAS workshop, which will be scheduled at the beginning of each semester. At this workshop we share with our PAAS students how to understand their standing, what they need to do to get back in good standing, how to read their transcript, and how their standing affects their enrollment at Sacramento City College and financial aid.
- Submit one (1) EOPS Progress Report between the 4th and 6th week of the semester from each class he/she is enrolled. This Progress Report is then reviewed by their counselor to determine their current standing and if any other interventions need to be employed to get the student back on track.
- Attend a PAAS Contact which typically is scheduled after Progress Reports are submitted and this is in addition to the three (3) EOPS contacts, and if you are in the CARE program the CARE Contact. During this contact the EOPS Counselor will check in with the PAAS Student to get a self-evaluation report from the student, review his/her Progress Report Form, and direct the student to participate in any intervention/activity needed to get him or her on track.
- Participate in tutoring if the PAAS student’s instructor indicates this is needed for successful completion of the course. Tutoring will be required for every class a PAAS Student is referred to by his/her instructor
We take our student’s standing very seriously. We will do what we can to monitor, advise, and direct students to a more successful pathway. Students that show compliance with PAAS requirements and progress will be removed from PAAS the for the following semester.
EOPS PAAS Students that do not follow PAAS expectations will loose the privilege of Zero Priority Enrollment AND their book assistance for the following semester. In addition, PAAS students may be dismissed from the program if they have not demonstrated progress over time.