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Academic Standing

Good Academic Standing, Academic Probation, Progress Probation, Unit Limitation, Removal from Probation, and Dismissal Appeal are defined below.

Good Academic Standing

Good academic standing means you:

  • Attempt at least 12 units at Sierra College
  • Earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher
  • Complete over 50% of all units attempted
Students in good academic standing can enroll in no more than 18 units per semester. To take more classes, file an Overload Petition.

Academic Probation

You will be placed on academic probation if you take at least 12 units at Si­er­ra College and earn a cu­mu­la­tive GPS of less than 2.0 in all units attempted.

“All units attempted” refers to all classes you took for credit at Sierra College.

You may be held to a student educational plan developed with a counselor. Probation is posted on your permanent record.

Progress Probation

You will be placed on progress probation if you en­roll in at least 12 units at Si­er­ra College and get “W,” “I,” “NC” or “NP” in 50% or more of the total units attempted.

You may be held to a student educational plan developed with a counselor. Probation is posted on your permanent record.

Unit Limitation

If you are on academic or progress probation, you may not enroll in more than 13 units.

There are exceptions to this limit. Under extreme circumstances, you can petition the unit limitation to the Student Services Dean. If you are entering a second or later semester of probation, you may be limited to fewer units, or to a list of specific courses as listed on your student educational plan.

Removal from Probation

You can be removed from probation when your cu­mu­la­tive Sierra College GPA reaches 2.0 or high­er.

You can be removed from progress probation when the percentage of “W,” “I,” “NC” and “NP” units at Sierra College drops below 50%.

Dismissal

If you are on academic pro­ba­tion, you may be dismissed if your cumulative GPA is less than 2.0 in all units attempted in each of two consecutive semesters1, excluding summer.

If you are on progress probation, you may be dis­miss­ed if the percentage of “W,” “I,” “NC” and “NP” units reaches or exceeds 50% in each of two consecutive se­mes­ters1 attended.

When you are notified of your dismissal, you will not be eligible to enroll in any classes for one semester. Dismissal is posted on your permanent academic record.

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For the purpose of dismissal, semesters are considered con­sec­u­tive on the basis of your en­roll­ment after the drop date, as long as the break in enrollment does not exceed one full semester.

Dismissal Appeal Automatic Exception

If you are on academic or progress probation, make satisfactory semester progress by earning a semester GPA of 2.0 or higher and you will not be dismissed as long as you maintain a 2.0 minimum semester GPA. You will remain on probation and may not enroll in more than 13 units until you achieve good academic standing. 

Dismissal Appeal Request

You can petition your dismissal. Write an appeal to the Dismissal Committee within seven calendar days of the dismissal notice being sent. Explain why you should have continued enrollment and provide supporting evidence.

The Dismissal Committee's decision is final. The Dean of Student Services will send you a written letter about the decision before the start of the next semester.

Readmission After Dismissal

If you have been dismissed, you may request readmission after one semester. If you are readmitted, you will return to probation in your first semester. You may be held to a limit of 13 units, or to specific courses as approved by a counselor.

If you have been dismissed two times, your petition will be reviewed by the Dismissal Committee. You may have your readmission postponed or denied if the committee thinks you have not presented enough evidence that the problems leading to past dismissals have been solved.

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