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Standards for Probation

Students on probation will receive point deduction for purposes of priority registration but have an opportunity to earn registration points by participating in probation success plan.

Academic Probation –  A student who has attempted at least 12 semester units at Taft College (A, B, C, D, F, FW, or P) as shown on the official academic record, shall be placed on academic probation if the student’s institutional cumulative grade point average is below 2.0 in all units.

Continued Academic Probation – A student who has earned an institutional cumulative grade point average of less than 2.0 for two consecutive semesters shall be placed on continued academic probation.

Progress Probation – A student who has attempted at least 12 semester units at Taft College (A, B, C, D, F, FW, or P, W, I, or NP) as shown on the official academic record, shall be placed on progress probation when the percentage of all Taft College units for which entries of W, I, FW or NP are recorded reaches or exceeds 50 percent.

Continued Progress Probation – A student who has earned a grade of W, I, FW or NP in 50 percent or more of all Taft College units for three consecutive semesters, shall be placed on continued progress probation.

Removal from Probation

Academic Probation – A student on academic probation shall be removed from probation when the student’s institutional cumulative grade point average is 2.0 or higher.

Progress Probation – A student on progress probation shall be removed from probation when the percentage of W, I, FW or NP graded units drop below 50 percent in Taft College coursework.

Standards for Dismissal

Academic Dismissal – A student who is on continued academic probation is subject to dismissal if their earned institutional cumulative grade point average is less than 2.0 in all units attempted in each of three consecutive semesters. Semesters are considered consecutive on the basis of the student’s enrollment. For example, a fall semester followed by a fall semester will be considered consecutive if the student was not enrolled in the spring semester of that academic year. The first semester will be deemed completed when the student has attempted a total of 12 semester units (A, B, C, D, F, FW, or P).

Progress Dismissal – A student who is on continued progress probation is subject to dismissal if the percentage of Taft College units with entries of W, I, FW, NP reaches or exceeds 50 percent in at least three consecutive semesters. For purposes of progress probation, the first semester will be deemed completed when the student has enrolled in a total of 12 semester units (A, B, C, D, F, FW, P, W, I, or NP).

Appeal of Dismissal

A student who feels he/she has reason(s) to be exempt from the dismissal policy must submit a “Petition for Appeal of Academic or Progress Dismissal Status” to the Director of Admissions and Records for evaluation. Petitions will be forwarded to the Admissions and Attendance Committee if necessary.

Reinstatement

A student who has been dismissed may be reinstated after a lapse of one semester by petitioning to the Director of Admissions and Records. The petition must include sufficient evidence to indicate the likelihood of academic success for the reinstatement to be granted. A lapse of one semester does not guarantee reinstatement.

In unusual circumstances, a student may be reinstated without the lapse of a semester by petitioning the Admissions and Attendance Committee for a hearing.

Students who go on Academic Dismissal will be exempt from the mandatory petition process for dismissed students and will be allowed to attend the upcoming term at a limited number of units, not exceeding seven, if they earned at least a 2.0 GPA and completed at least 50% of their attempted units in their most recent semester.

Students who have been reinstated following academic dismissal must earn a grade point average of at least 2.0 during the first semester following reinstatement in order to enroll for the subsequent semester.

Students who have been reinstated following progress dismissal must have fewer than 50 percent of all units at Taft College in which they enroll recorded with entries of W, I, and NP during the first semester following reinstatement in order to enroll for the subsequent semester.

Students that have been reinstated after dismissal will lose their priority registration and can register during open registration.