Probation & Dismissal

Students enrolled at Allan Hancock College are required to maintain a specific level of academic and progress performance to be in good scholastic standing. This performance is based on the provision of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations and the Governing Board of Allan Hancock College. If a student cannot meet minimum academic standards after attempting at least 8 semester units, he/she will be placed on a probationary status. Allan Hancock College identifies two types of probation: academic and progress probation. Students on academic and/or progress probation will be assisted by faculty in the counseling department to regain good standing and ensure academic goal completion.

GOOD STANDING

Allan Hancock College requires students to meet the minimum standards to be in good standing. Good standing is achieved when a student meets or exceeds a 2.0 semester and cumulative grade point average (GPA) and completes 50 percent of his/her attempted cumulative units with a letter grade (A, B, C, D, or F) or P (pass). The student who meets the minimum standards will be in good standing at Allan Hancock College.

new policy starting summer 2014 affecting probation students

A student on either second academic or progress probation will lose priority registration privileges.  He/she will be eligible to register for classes on Day 6 and after. 

Academic Probation

Academic probation occurs when a student has attempted at least 8 semester units at Allan Hancock College and has earned below a 2.0 semester GPA. He/she will be placed on academic probation after semester grades are final.

First Academic Probation (A1)

A student is placed on first academic probation when his/her semester GPA is below a 2.0. If the student enrolls for another semester, as a first academic probation student, the following may occur at the end of the semester:

  • Possible Outcome 1: The student's semester and cumulative GPA meets or exceeds a 2.0.
    Result: The student regains good standing.
  • Possible Outcome 2: The student's semester GPA meets or exceeds a 2.0; but his/her cumulative GPA remains below a 2.0.
    Result: The student remains on first academic probation, since he/she is showing progress.
  • Possible Outcome 3: The student's semester GPA is below a 2.0.
    Result: The student is placed on second academic probation.  A student on second academic probation will lose priority registration privileges.  He/she will be eligible to register for classes on Day 6 and after. 

 Second Academic Probation (A2)

Second academic probation occurs after a student is on first academic probation and his/her semester GPA is below a 2.0 for the second time. At this level, the student is restricted to 9 units. If the student enrolls for another semester, as a second academic probation student, the following may occur at the end of the semester:

  • Possible Outcome 1: The student's semester and cumulative GPA meets or exceeds a 2.0.
    Result: The student regains good standing.
  • Possible Outcome 2: The student's semester GPA meets or exceeds a 2.0; but his/her cumulative GPA remains below a 2.0.
    Result: The student remains on second academic probation, since he/she is showing progress.
  • Possible Outcome 3: The student's semester GPA is below a 2.0.
    Result: Being unable to meet the college's minimum academic standards is a serious matter; as a result, the student is dismissed from the college and required to sit out for the subsequent semester (fall or spring), including summer. If the student wishes to return, he/she is required to proceed with the reinstatement process.

Progress Probation

Progress probation occurs when a student has attempted at least 8 semester units at Allan Hancock College and has not completed at least 50 percent of his/her attempted cumulative units with a letter grade (A, B, C, D or F) and P (pass), he/she will be placed on progress probation after semester grades are final.

First Progress Probation (P1)

A student is placed on first progress probation when he/she has not completed at least 50 percent of his/her attempted cumulative units with a letter grade (A, B, C, D or F) and P (pass). If the student enrolls for another semester, as a first progress probation student, the following may occur at the end of the semester:

  • Possible Outcome 1: The student completes 50 percent of his/her attempted cumulative units.
    Result: The student has regained good standing.
  • Possible Outcome 2: The student does not complete 50 percent of his/her attempted cumulative units.
    Result: The student is placed on second progress probation. A student on second progress probation will lose priority registration privileges.  He/she will be eligible to register for classes on Day 6 and after.

Second Progress Probation (P2)

Second progress probation occurs after a student is on first progress probation and fails to complete at least 50 percent of his/her attempted cumulative units. At this level, the student is restricted to 9 units. If the student enrolls for another semester, as a second progress probation student, the following may occur at the end of the semester:

  • Possible Outcome 1: The student completes 50 percent of his/her attempted cumulative units.
    Result: The student has regained good standing.
  • Possible Outcome 2: The student does not complete 50 percent of his/her attempted cumulative units.
    Result: Being unable to meet the college's minimum academic standards is a serious matter; as a result, the student is dismissed from the college and required to sit out for the subsequent semester (fall or spring), including summer. If the student wishes to return, he/she is required to proceed with the reinstatement process. 

Dismissal

A student who does not meet the college's minimum standards while on second academic and/or progress probation will be subject to dismissal from the college and is required to sit out for the subsequent semester including summer if dismissed after spring. A dismissed student wishing to reenroll is required to go through the reinstatement process.

REINSTATEMENT

A dismissed student wishing to take credit courses may submit a reinstatement application to the Counseling Department after sitting out for enrollment consideration. Once a student completes a reinstatement application, he/she is required to meet with a counselor for a recommendation. The application is then reviewed by the probation committee for a final decision. If the student provides reasonable assurance that he/she is prepared to succeed, his/her reinstatement application will be approved under certain conditions listed on the reinstatement contract. The deadline to submit a reinstatement application for a specified semester is available online under "academic calendar". The application may be downloaded from our college website under "counseling" or a student may obtain a copy from the Counseling Department.

Summer 2014 classes
Fall 2014/Term 1 classes
Term 2 2014 classes
Spring 2015/Term 3 classes
Term 4 2015 classes

May 30th  
July 31st
September 26th
January 2nd
March 6th 

The deadline to submit a reinstatement application is also printed in our college academic calendar.

reinstatement appeal

The Probation Committee reviews each reinstatement application submitted to the counseling department and the Dean, Student Services/Counseling and Matriculation or designee, acts on appeals in the event a student is denied reinstatement and is requesting additional consideration.

NOTIFICATION OF probation status

A student on any level of academic and/or progress probation will be notified after grades are final through his/her myHancock email account. The email will inform the student of his/her probationary status and the necessary steps to take.

FORMS

Reinstatement Application PDF 
Work In Progress PDF

 

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