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.
  • A 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 probationary status.

Probation Information is sent to Student Email Account

All college communication is through the student's official State Center Community College District email account. Student email login instructions. Not regularly checking district email may cause students to miss critical deadlines.

Students unsure of their current academic standing should call the Counseling Department.

Level A1/P1 Probation

Students are on "Level 1" academic/progress probation when they have attempted at least 12 semester units and have earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) 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 2 business days (Monday-Friday).

NOTE: The Online Probation Workshop will not work on most cell phones and tablets, and must be completed on a laptop or desktop computer.

Student's computer may require Adobe Flash-player to be installed or updated to run the Probation Workshop videos. 

After completing the SCCCD Online Probation Workshop, students may enroll in up to 12 units of coursework at FCC. Students may register online using WebAdvisor.

Contact the Counseling Department with any questions at 559.442.8226.

Level A2/P2 Probation

Students are on "Level 2" academic/progress probation when they 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.

Due to Coronavirus social distancing, all students on Level 2 (A2/P2) can now have their registration hold cleared by completing the Online Probation Workshop.

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)

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 2 business days (Monday-Friday).

NOTE: The Online Probation Workshop will not work on most cell phones and tablets, and must be completed on a laptop or desktop computer.

Student's computer may require Adobe Flash-player to be installed or updated to run the Probation Workshop videos. 

After completing the SCCCD Online Probation Workshop, students may enroll in up to 12 units of coursework at FCC. Students may register online using WebAdvisor.

Contact the Counseling Department with any questions 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).

Note: Completing the Online Probation Workshop will not clear the probation hold.

Academic/Progress Dismissal

Appealing Your Dismissal

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

Examples of extenuating circumstances: 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)

There are two 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. To make an appointment, please call the Counseling Department at 559.442.8226.

Students who are disqualified (DQ), must meet with a counselor to complete a Readmission Petition. 

  • They may be required to present the yellow copy of the petition to register.
  • They 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 Readmission.
DQ2 Sat out 2 semesters or 1 year Must reapply to Fresno City College. Meet with counselor and complete a Petition for Readmission (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)