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Probation and Dismissal
Students who have attempted 12 or more units with a grade point average of less than 2.0 will be considered scholastically deficient. There are three conditions of deficiency:
1. Probation (Academic and Progress)

2. Subject to Dismissal

3. Dismissed
Placement on Probation

Academic Probation
1 . Students with 12 or more units whose grade point average (GPA) for all work attempted at Hartnell College falls below a 2.0 ("C") will be placed on academic probation.

2. Students who transfer from other colleges with less than a 2.0 ("C") for all work attempted will be placed on academic probation.

Progress Probation

Students who have 12 units or more attempted, but have failed to complete more than 50% of the cumulative number of units attempted, due to entries of "W", "I", and "NC" will be placed on progress probation.

Explanation: Student grade reports carry the designations "UA" and "UC".

Definition of Units Attempted ("UA"):

All units in which the student was enrolled after the "No Grade of Record" drop date of a semester.

Definition of Units completed ("UC"): All units in which the student received a grade of A, B, C:, D, or CR.


Responsibility of Probationary Students
1 . Probationary students must meet periodically with their counselors so that their academic progress may be reviewed.

2. Probationary students will be advised to take a program of studies that is designed to assist them in raising their GPA.

Removal from Probation Academic

Students will be removed from academic probation upon earning a 2.0 ("C") average or better in all college work attempted at Hartnell College; and when the overall Grade Point Average for all college work attempted equals a 2.0 ("C") or better.

Progress: Students will be removed from progress probation once their cumulative units completed is 50% of the cumulative units attempted.

Probationary students' grade reports will indicate when they have been removed from such status.


Subject to Dismissal

For "Subject to Dismissal" purposes, consecutive semesters are based upon student's enrollment. If not enrolled during the Spring semester, then Fall followed by Summer would be consecutive.

Progress: Students on progress probation will be subject to dismissal after two consecutive semesters of progress probation.

Academic: A student who is on academic probation shall be subject to dismissal when the students earned cumulative grade point average is less than 2.0 in all units attempted for two (2) consecutive semesters.


Dismissed

A student shall be dismissed when the student's earned cumulative GPA is below 1.99 for three (3) consecutive semesters.


Standards for Dismissal

For purposes of this section, semesters shall be considered consecutive on the basis of the students enrollment pattern rather than the calendar pattern. For example, the semesters of a student enrolled fall, not spring, but again fall are considered to be consecutive.

A student who is on academic probation shall be subject to dismissal if the student earned a cumulative GPA of 1.99 or below in all units attempted in each of the three consecutive semesters which were graded on the basis of the grading scale.

A student who has been placed on progress probation shall be subject to dismissal if the percentage of units in which the student has been enrolled for which entries "W", "I", and "NC" are recorded in at least three consecutive semesters reaches or exceeds fifty percent (50%).


Readmission

Students who have been dismissed from Hartnell College or other accredited collegiate institutions may apply at the Admissions and Records Office for readmission after one semester of nonattendance. Students so applying may be readmitted after completing a petition and an educational plan with their counselor and the approval of the Vice President of Student Services.

Students readmitted who have a grade point average of less than 2.0 ("C") for the term immediately following readmission shall be dismissed from the College and not be eligible for readmission for a period of one academic year.

Note: Students readmitted after dismissal from Hartnell College or other accredited collegiate institutions may be restricted in the type of classes and the number of units taken.

In extreme cases in which dismissal resulted from extenuating circumstances, students ineligible for admission under the above regulations may appeal via the Vice President of Student Services, for specific consideration. Such extenuating circumstances shall be those acute medical, family, or other personal problems which rendered normal academic functioning unlikely or impossible.