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Matriculation Information / What is (academic/progress) probation or dismissal and how do I avoid it?

Academic Probation: If you have attempted at least 12 semester units and have a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 at Berkeley City College, you will be placed on academic probation.

Progress Probation: If you have enrolled in a total of at least 12 semester units as indicated on the total academic record district-wide, you will be placed on progress probation when the percentage of W, I, and NP’s recorded reaches at least 50% of all grades recorded. You will remain on progress probation until your percentage of W, I, and NP grades falls below 50% of all grades recorded.

Probation Procedures: After you receive the notification that you are on probation, you must meet with a counselor to gain clearance for registration and to discuss strategies for improving your academic performance, including possible reduction of your study load.

Academic Dismissal:  If you have been placed on academic probation and you earn a cumulative grade point average of less than 1.75 in all units attempted in each of three (3) consecutive semesters, you shall become subject to dismissal.  Summer session is considered a semester.

Progress Dismissal:  If the college has placed you on progress probation, you shall be subject to dismissal if the percentage of units in which you have been enrolled reaches or exceeds 50% in at least three (3) consecutive semesters for which entries of W, I, and NP are recorded.

Dismissal Procedures:  If the college places you on dismissal, you must either make an appointment to see a counselor or attend a workshop to address the reasons you are on probation and petition for readmission.  A counselor will make a recommendation to the Vice President of Student Services or the Dean of Student Services regarding the possibility of continued registration.  You will be notified within a specified time regarding whether or not your petition for readmission is approved or denied.

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