Probation and Dismissal Intervention Services
To solve any problem you must first carefully identify the situation that needs immediate attention. To do this, students must know their academic standing along with any personal or academic factors that may have contributed to the poor or lack of performance.
ARE YOU ON PROBATION OR DISMISSAL?
At the end of each term, after all grades are posted, the college sends an official notice to students who:
Probation is designed to alert you to the academic situation and give you information and resources to help you get back to good standing. In short, it's a warning system.
Students can be on Probation status for either academic issues (gpa lower than 2.0) and for lack of progress (student unable to complete at least 50% of course work attempted).
Here is a sample of the letter you may have received:
You can also check the Online Grading system: Olga (www.gavilan.edu) to verify your academic standing.
Students on Probation will get two warnings prior to reaching the Dismissal status. Being on probation for two consecutive semesters, for either academic or progress issues, will lead to the Dismissal status.
Dismissal status is reached when a student, for two consecutive semesters, has not made any progress toward goal completion and/or the cumulative grade point average is below 2.0 . Dismissal happens only after a student has received two Probation warnings.
Students are essentially informed that they will not be allowed to register for courses any longer unless they petition the college for readmission.
Here is the sample of the letter you would have received:
Students on this status will not be allowed to register for any course work, an academic hold is placed on the student record that will prevent enrollment in courses.
The official description of Probation and Dismissal are described in the college catalog. Every student should read and understand the college policy regarding academic standings. Read the college policy for Probation and Dismissal.
HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?
There are many reasons students have a difficult time successfully completing courses or staying in school. Some of the most common reasons include:
The above list represents the most common causes that affect performance, yet, we are aware that students also have unique circumstances that may have affected their academic experience. You are not alone. We have resources to help you address some of the issues that contributed to you reaching probation or dismissal status. Take a few minutes to reflect what may have occurred in your situation and then complete Step 1 of your Success Plan worksheet.
At the end of this section, you should know your academic standing and the factors that may have contributed to this situation. Now, go to step 2 to get all the facts pertaining to your status with the college.