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The Back on Track program supports students who fall into probation or dismissal status. The goal of Back on Track is to provide valuable policy information, while helping students develop success strategies to get back on track and return to good standing. 

When students fail to achieve minimum standards it is our responsibility to set in motion policies and procedures that encourage and support student success. The following Probation and Dismissal Process is designed for student success.

Probation 1

Students that fail to achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better and/or fail to finish at least half of their attempted classes will be placed on Probation 1. 

A hold will be placed on your record and you will be required to:

  • Attend a Success Workshop (call (916) 691-7316 to schedule an appointment)
  • Must achieve a 2.0 GPA or better and complete at least half of their attempted units or be placed on Probation 2
  • FA Consequence: Continued low academic performance may lead to financial aid limitations

For more information please contact the Counseling Department at (916) 691-7316.

Probation 2

Students that fail to achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better and/or fail to finish at least half of their attempted classes will be placed on Probation 2. A hold will be placed on your record and you will be required to:

  • Make and appointment and meet with a probation counselor.
  • Utilize campus resources for additional help and support.
  • Must achieve a 2.0 GPA or better and complete at least half of their attempted units or be placed on Dismissal.
  • Consequences: Loss of priority registration. You may be dismissed from Financial Aid.

For more information, please contact the Counseling Department at (916) 691-7316.

Dismissal

Students placed on first Dismissal will be required to meet with a counselor and complete a Readmission Petition and can only take a maximum of 6 units. 

  • A District-wide Dismissal hold placed on enrollment until mandatory interventions are met

For 1st time Dismissal

  • Meet with a counselor and complete a Readmission Petition
  • Students submit a Readmission Petition to Admissions and Records
  • Students will be limited to two classes

Students with Multiple Dismissals

  • Students with multiple dismissals must meet with a counselor for an hour long appointment by calling the Counseling Department at (916) 691-7316.
  • Students must fill out the Reinstatement Petition (PDF).
  • Students readmitted after multiple dismissals may be limited in the following ways at counselor discretion:
    • Time Management and Study Skills Workshops
    • Two progress reports
    • Restricted units
    • Utilize tutoring services
    • Meet with a counselor twice a semester
    • Attend group counseling session
  • Your Reinstatement Petition (PDF) will be reviewed by counselors.
  • If students do not adhere to the conditions outlined in the Student Agreement, they may be prevented from enrolling in next term.
  • Students must complete all attempted courses with a "C" or better.
  • Potential consequences: May be placed on Dismissal again; loss of priority registration and eligibility for financial aid.
  • The hold will be removed based on satisfactory academic progress.

To make an appointment, come by the Counseling Office in L-200 or call (916) 691-7316. You cannot drop-in for one of these hour-long sessions; if you show up without an appointment you will be turned away.

For more information or clarification, please contact the Counseling Supervisor at (916) 691-7214.

For more information on how to get Back on Track, please contact the Counseling Department at (916) 691-7316.