Academic Probation: A student who has attempted at least 12 units at Sierra College and has earned a cumulative grade point average of less than 2.0 in all units attempted, shall be placed on academic probation. Students on academic probation may be held to a student educational plan developed with a counselor.
Progress Probation: A student who has enrolled in at least 12 units at Sierra College and has entries of “W,” “I,” or “NP” in fifty percent or more of the total units attempted, shall be placed on progress probation. Students on progress probation may be held to a student educational plan developed with a counselor.
Students on academic OR progress probation will not be allowed to register for more than 13 units until they have been removed from probation.
Removal from Probation: Pursuant to Section 55032 of Title 5, California Code of Regulations, students on academic probation shall be removed from probation when the cumulative Sierra College grade point average is 2.0 or higher.
Students on progress probation shall be removed from probation when the percentage of “W,” “I,” and “NP” units at Sierra College drops below fifty percent.
Dismissal: Pursuant to Section 55033 of Title 5, California Code of Regulations, students on academic probation shall be subject to dismissal if their cumulative grade point average is less than 2.00 in all units attempted in each of two consecutive semesters*, excluding summer. Students who are on progress probation shall be subject to dismissal if the percentage of “W,” “I,” and “NP” units in at least two consecutive semesters* reaches or exceeds fifty percent, excluding summer.
Upon notification of dismissal, the student will not be eligible to enroll in any classes for one semester. A student who has been dismissed may request readmission after one semester. Contact a counselor for further information.
* For purposes of these conditions, semesters shall be considered consecutive on the basis of the student’s enrollment (e.g., fall semester followed by another fall semester shall be consecutive if the student was not enrolled in the spring semester.)
Automatic Dismissal Appeal - Students that make satisfactory term progress (2.0 GPA) will be granted an automatic dismissal appeal for the upcoming term but will remain on a probation status limited to 13 units.
Dismissal Readmission - A student who has been dismissed may request readmission after one semester. To be readmitted a student must apply for the semester they wish to attend, meet with a counselor, and submit a completed Dismissal Readmission Petition. A copy of the student’s most recent SEP must be attached.