Standards of Scholarship: Probation and Dismissal
The policies of probation and dismissal are applicable all students. Academic status is based on all coursework taken at the three district colleges. Students with an academic status of probation or dismissal will be limited to a maximum of 13 units during fall/spring semesters. Probationary students may enroll in no more than seven units during intersessions. Dismissal students will be limited to five units during intersession.
Standards for Probation
Riverside Community College District utilizes two major standards for evaluating satisfactory academic progress. These are as follows:
- Academic probation: A student who has attempted at least 12 semester units as shown by the official academic record shall be placed on academic probation if he or she has earned a cumulative grade point average below 2.0 in all units which were graded on the basis of the RCCD grading scale.
- Progress probation: A student who has attempted at least 12 semester units as shown by the official academic record shall be placed on progress probation when the cumulative percentage of unsuccessful units attempted at RCCD reaches or exceeds 50%.
- A student on academic probation for a grade point deficiency shall achieve good standing when the student’s accumulated grade point average is 2.0 or higher.
- A student on progress probation because of an excess of unsuccessful units attempted at RCCD shall achieve good standing when the percentage of units in this category drops below 50%.
A student who feels an error has been made in his academic status should make an appointment with an RCCD counselor at their home college. The counselor will review the student’s academic record and either explain how the student achieved that status or, in the case of an error, notify the Dean of Student Services at their college.
Standards for Dismissal
Students failing to maintain satisfactory academic progress may be subject to dismissal from the College under conditions specified as follows:
- A student who is on academic probation shall be subject to dismissal if he or she earned a cumulative grade point average of less than 2.0 in all units attempted in each of two consecutive full-term (fall/spring) semesters of attendance which were graded on the basis of the RCCD grading scale.
- A student who has been placed on progress probation shall be subject to dismissal when 50% or more of all units in which the student has enrolled are recorded as entries of “F”, “FW”, “W”, “I” and “NP” in at least two consecutive semesters (fall/spring) of attendance at RCCD.
- A student shall remain on dismissal status until good standing is met by achieving a cumulative GPA of a 2.0 or higher and completing over 50% of the total number of units attempted.
- A student who has been reinstated will immediately be subject to dismissal if the cumulative grade point average falls below a 2.0 or the number of units for which “F”, “FW”, “W”, “I”, “NP” and “NP” are recorded meets or exceeds 50%.