Office of Student Affairs & Wellness:

Academic Probation

Updated 9/20/2014

Probation

There are two types of probation: academic and progress. A student may be on either type of probation or on both. If a student is on either type of probation or on both:there will be a permanent notation placed on the student's academic history;a student will not be in good academic standing at the College;the student will not be removed from probation until there is improvement in the overall academic record, even if there is improvement in the current semester academic record.

Students on probation may be contacted by the General Counseling Department or the EOP&S so that they may be provided individual counseling and guidance on how to improve their academic standing. The student's programs may be regulated so as to help them move off probation.

Academic Probation

A student who has attempted at least 12 units as shown on the official academic record will be placed on academic probation if the student has earned a grade point average below 2.00 in all units in which grades were given.

Progress Probation

A student who has attempted at least 12 units as shown on the official academic record will be placed on progress probation when the percentage of all units in which a student has enrolled and for which the student has been given a "W," "INC.," or "NCr." is 50% or more.

Removal from Probation

For removal from academic probation, a student must have an overall cumulative grade point average in all City College units of 2.00 or higher. For removal from progress probation, a student must have been given marks of "W," "INC.," or "NCr." in less than 50% of all City College units in which the student has enrolled.

Next Steps

  1. Obtain an Academic Probation Checklist form from Conlan Hall, E106.
  2. Schedule an appointment with your counselor to develop what is called an "Education Plan." This can assist in providing a long and short term picture of what steps the student must take in order to be removed from probationary status.
  3. Follow through on each item on the checklist.

Questions/Concerns

Contact us if you have any further questions about this process.