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Contra Costa College students are expected to make steady progress toward their educational goals by maintaining a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) or better in their courses as well as complete courses once they register for them.

We understand that circumstances can interfere with your academic success. The goal of the Student Engagement and Success Office is to support students in understanding how their academic performance can impact their academic standing. In addition, we are committed to supporting students in identifying resources and success strategies to help them reach their educational goals and return to good academic standing

Good Standing

Students who have attempted 12 or more units and have successfully completed more than 50% of your units with grades other than ‘W’, ‘I’, or ‘NC/NP’ and maintained a cumulative GPA of 2.0


Academic/Progress Probation

Level I

Academic Probation I: Students who have attempted 12 or more units and fail to achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better will be placed on Progress Probation I and issued a warning.

Progress Probation I: Students who have attempted 12 or more units and fail to finish at least 50% of their attempted units with W, I, NP, NC will be placed on Progress Probation I and issued a warning.

Beginning Spring 2017, both Academic Probation I and Progress Probation I students will:

  • Have a hold placed on their record and will be prohibited from enrolling in additional courses within the Contra Costa Community College District
  • Be required to successfully complete an online Student Success Workshop
  • Must achieve a cumulative 2.0 GPA or better and complete 100% of their attempted units or be placed on Probation II status

  • Level II
  • Academic Probation II: Students who fail to achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better for two consecutive terms
  • Progress Probation II: Students who fail to finish at least 50% of their attempted units
  • Both Academic/Progress Probation II Probation II students will:
  • Have a hold placed on their record and will be prohibited from enrolling in additional courses within the Contra Costa Community College District
  • Must achieve a 2.0 cumulative GPA or better and complete 100% of their attempted units or be placed on Dismissal status
  • Be required to schedule and attend an in-person Probation II Workshop
  • Other Consequences
  • Loss of Priority Registration
  • Loss of Board of Governor Fee Waiver (Beginning Fall 2016)
  • Potential loss of Financial Aid Award

Academic/Progress Dismissal

Academic Dismissal: Students who fail to achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better for three consecutive terms

Progress Dismissal: Students who fail to complete 50% or more of their attempted units for three consecutive terms

Both Academic Dismissal and Progress Dismissal students will:

  • Have a hold placed on their record and will be prohibited from enrolling in additional courses within the Contra Costa Community College District
  • Be required to schedule and attend a Reinstatement Workshop. After completing the workshop, students will be scheduled to meet with a CCC counselorand complete Petition for Reinstatement. Petition for Reinstatement forms are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, with no guarantee of approval.
  • Must achieve a cumulative 2.0 GPA or better and complete 100% of their attempted units

Other Consequences

  • Loss of Priority Registration
  • Loss of Board of Governor Fee Waiver (Beginning Fall 2016)
  • Loss of Financial Aid Award
  • May also be required to sit out for a semester within the Contra Costa Community College District (Contra Costa College, Diablo Valley College, and Los Medanos College).

If you have questions or need to make special arrangements, please call (510) 215-3807 or email cccretention@contracosta.edu