Satisfactory Academic Progress

​Probation & Dismissal Definitions

Academic Probation & Academic Dismissal

  • After attempting 12 units of letter-grade courses, a student with a cumulative GPA below 2.0 is placed on Academic Probation 1.

  • If the student's cumulative GPA stays below 2.0 after a second semester, student is placed on Academic Probation 2 (Continuing Academic Probation).

  • If the student's cumulative GPA stays below 2.0 after a third semester, student will be dismissed (placed on Academic Dismissal).

Progress Probation & Progress Dismissal

  • After enrolling in 12 units, a student who earns marks of "W," "NP," & "I" for 50% or more of all attempted units is placed on Progress Probation 1.

  • If this cumulative, non-completion percentage of attempted units remains at 50% or more after a second semester, student is placed on Progress Probation 2 (Continuing Progress Probation).

  • If this cumulative, non-completion percentage remains at 50% or more after a third semester, student will be dismissed (placed on Progress Dismissal).

Early Registration Priority for each semester:

  • Students on Probation 1 will have no impact on their early registration for the next semester (as long as they attend a Probation Workshop and submit an acceptable Progress Report in a timely manner during the current semester).  Otherwise, Probation 1 students will register after new and returning students.

  • Students on Probation 2 will lose their early registration date for the next semester and instead will register after new and returning students.  An appeal process is available (see below). 

  • Students on Dismissal will also lose their early registration date for the next semester and register after new and returning students.  There is no appeal process for dismissal students.  In addition:

  • To stay in/take EVC classes for the current semester, students on Dismissal must have met Minimum Standards during their last semester of attendance—by achieving a 2.0 GPA during that last semester and by completing over half of their attempted units during that semester (without marks of D, F, FW, W, NP, or I). 

  • Students on Dismissal who did not meet Minimum Standards during their last semester of attendance were not allowed to take any courses for the current semester (and were disenrolled from any enrolled courses before the start of the semester).  Instead, they must take the dismissal version of Counseling 15 (Blueprint for Success) as their only class during the current semester for possible reinstatement for the following semester. 

Once dismissal students have passed Couns 15, students can only continue at EVC (while still on dismissal status) by achieving Minimum Standards during each subsequent semester.  Students who do not do this will be dismissed from the college for a minimum of two years.  Such students will later be considered for reinstatement upon presentation of evidence that they are now capable of succeeding in college (e.g., a transcript demonstrating success at another college after attending EVC).

Appeal process for Probation 2 students who otherwise lose their early registration date for the next semester: 

  • Students may appeal their loss of early registration based only on proper documentation of:

  • Accident/Injury/Serious Illness to self or immediate family member

  • Death of immediate family member

  • Military Assignment

  • Incarceration

  • Students will be notified early in the current semester of their opportunity to appeal; decisions will be emailed prior to the beginning of registration for the next semester.

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