Academic or Progress Probation

State law requires students to maintain satisfactory progress while enrolled at a community college. To maintain satisfactory progress, a student must have:

  • Attempted 12 or more units.
  • Grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher. (Plan with GPA Calculator)
  • And/or have completed more than 50% of the units attempted.

Students who do not meet satisfactory progress by completing courses and/or achieving grades will be placed on a probationary status.

Probation Information is sent to your Student Email

All college communication is through the official State Center Community College District electronic email account. Activate your student email. Not activating district email may cause you to miss critical deadlines.

If you are unsure of your current academic standing, please visit the Counseling Department.

Level A1/P1 Probation

You are on "level 1" academic/progress probation because you have attempted at least 12 semester units and have earned a cumulative grade point (GPA) average below a 2.0 and/or have not completed more than 50% of the courses attempted.

The State Center Community College District's Counselors have developed an Online Probation Workshop intended to assist students in understanding the probation process.

The SCCCD Online Probation Workshop includes the following 3 components:

  1. PART 1: Online Probation Workshop Presentation
  2. PART 2: College Success Tutorials
  3. PART 3: Satisfaction Survey (Included in Part 2)

The online probation workshop is intended for students on Level 1 probation, academic or progress. All three components must be completed prior to clearing the probation hold. Students who complete all three parts of the SCCCD Online Probation Workshop will have their probation hold cleared within 48 business hours (Monday-Friday).

After completing the SCCCD Online Probation Workshop, you may enroll in up to 12 units of coursework at FCC. Students may register online using WebAdvisor or in-person with Admissions and Records.

Contact the Counseling Department if you have any questions at 559.442.8226.

Level A2/P2 Probation

You are on "level 2" academic/progress probation because you have earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) below a 2.0 and/or have not completed more than 50% of the courses attempted for two consecutive semesters.

All students on Level 2 (A2/P2) will have to attend a mandatory on-campus "Academic Success" Workshop to have their registration hold cleared.

By attending a workshop you will:

  • Gain a better understanding of the level 2 probation status and the consequences.
  • Learn how to calculate your G.P.A.
  • Become familiar with the many student supportive services available on campus and how to access them.
  • Learn effective strategies on how to successfully get off probation and get back on track in meeting your educational goals.

Workshop sign-ups are open at the beginning of each month. Please call or visit our counseling office to reserve a seat. Once you have been signed up you will receive a confirmation email sent to your student email address.

Please be on time to the workshop. If you are late, you will be asked to reschedule.

If you have any questions, contact the Counseling Department at 559.442.8226.

CPBP or RPAR Standing

Students on Continued Probation per Board Policy (CPBP) or Readmitted (RPAR) status must meet with a counselor in order to register for classes. Make an appointment with a counselor by the 9th week of the semester (mid-term).

If you are currently taking classes, please complete the Work in Progress (WIP) form and bring it to the mid-term appointment. At your appointment with a counselor, you will be provided with an ADD card that will enable you to register for classes in-person through the Admission and Records Office.

Note: Completing the Online Probation Workshop will not clear your hold. Also, you will not be able to make an online appointment.

Academic/Progress Dismissal

Appealing Your Dismissal

If you went into dismissal status due to extenuating circumstances that occurred during the Fall or Spring term, check your student email to confirm your status and what the necessary steps are to complete an appeal. Please note: Your email will include the deadline to complete your appeal and the Academic/Dismissal Appeal form.

Examples of extenuating circumstances: "Extenuating circumstances" are verified cases of accidents, illnesses, death in the immediate family, jury duty, declaration of war, natural calamity, military conscription, family or job displacement, instructor error, or other circumstances beyond the control of the student which are justifiable in the judgment of the college president or his/her designee.

Returning After Sitting Out (DQ means Disqualified)

Three ways to meet with a counselor

NOTE: Disqualification standing does not include summer term. Students interested in taking summer courses should meet with a counselor for approval and obtain an add card to register for classes in person. To make an appointment, please call the Counseling Department at 559.442.8226.

If you are disqualified (DQ), you cannot register by WebAdvisor or Telephone. 

  • You must register in person.
  • You may be required to present the yellow copy of the petition to register.
  • You may be restricted to less than 12 units and course selection.

Procedures for DQ

Disqualification Description Step 1 Step 2
DQ1 Sat out 1 semester Meet with counselor and complete a Petition for Re-admission.
DQ2 Sat out 2 semesters or 1 year Must reapply to Fresno City College. Meet with counselor and complete a Petition for Re-admission (Dismissal Status Form)
DQ3 Sat out 4 semesters or 2 years Must reapply to Fresno City College. Meet with counselor and complete a Petition for Re-admission (Dismissal Status Form)
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