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Academic Standing

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.

Academic Standing

The academic standing of a student may fall into one of four categories:

Honors

A student who has attempted at least 12 or more units and maintained a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or above.

Good Standing

A students who has attempted 12 or more units, has 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: A student who has attempted 12 or more units and failed to achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better will be placed on Academic Probation Level I.

Progress Probation I: A student who has attempted 12 or more units and failed to finish at least 50% of their attempted units with W, I, NP, NC will be placed on Progress Probation Level I.

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 to review records and discuss strategies to improve academic standing
  • 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: A student who has attempted 12 or more units and failed to achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better for two consecutive terms will be placed on Academic Probation Level II.

Progress Probation II: A student who has attempted 12 or more units and failed to finish at least 50% of their attempted units with W, I, NP, NC for two consecutive terms will be placed on Progress Probation Level II.

Both Academic/Progress Probation Level 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
  • Potential loss of financial aid award

Academic/Progress Dismissal

Academic Dismissal: A students who does not achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better for three consecutive terms will be placed on Academic Dismissal.

Progress Dismissal: A student who continues to have 50% or more of their attempted units with W, I, NP, NC for three consecutive terms will be placed on Progress Dismissal.

Both Academic/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 counselor and 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
  • Potential 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)

Questions?

If you have questions or need to make special arrangements, please contact Retention Specialist, Ashley Patterson, at 510-215-3807 or email cccretention@contracosta.edu.