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Standards for Probation

A student who has attempted a total of 6 or more quarter units as shown by the official academic record shall be placed on academic probation if the student has earned a cumulative GPA below 2.0 in all units.

  1. Standards for dismissal (disqualification). A student who is on academic probation shall be subject to dismissal if the student earned a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 in all units attempted in each of three consecutive quarters. (Quarters are considered consecutive on the basis of the student's enrollment, i.e., a fall quarter followed by a spring quarter shall be considered consecutive if the student was not enrolled in the winter quarter of the academic year.)
  2. Removal from probation. This occurs when a student’s cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher.
  3. Students on VA educational benefits (veterans, reservists and dependents) must maintain satisfactory progress; this is a VA requirement. If a student on VA benefits falls below 2.0 GPA in two consecutive quarters of attendance, this is deemed as unsatisfactory progress and is reported to VA. To reinstate your benefits, you must complete one quarter with a 2.0 or higher GPA.

A student who has enrolled in a total of at least 18 quarter units as shown by the official academic record shall be placed on progress probation when the percentage of all units in which the student has enrolled and for which entries of “W,” “I” and “NP” are recorded reaches or exceeds 50%.

For the purposes of progress probation, units attempted prior to the 1981 summer session will not be counted.

  1. Standards for dismissal (disqualification). A student who has been placed on progress probation shall be subject to dismissal if the percentage of units in which the student has been enrolled for which entries of “W,” and “I” and “NP” are recorded in at least three consecutive quarters reaches or exceeds 50%.
  2. Removal from probation. A student is removed from progress probation when the percentage of units for which entries of “W,” “I” and “NP” are recorded drops below 50%. 
  1. A probationary student may be required to participate in retention interventions designed by the Counseling and Advising Center.
  2. A student is not eligible for “honors” or graduation while on either academic or progress probation.
  1. If a student has been dismissed following either progress or academic probation, s/he will be required to take at least one quarter leave from De Anza College. S/he is then eligible for readmission. Students may petition the dean of Counseling for exemption from disqualification if extenuating circumstances exist.
  2. A student returning from disqualification will be allowed to re-enroll at De Anza after meeting with a counselor.
  3. A student admitted after dismissal will be placed on probation and may be dismissed at the end of one quarter if:
  • His/her GPA for that quarter falls below 2.0 or
  • S/he receives entries of "W," "I" or "NP" in 50% or more of the units in which s/he is enrolled that quarter.

If at any time students attend both De Anza College and Foothill College, it is their responsibility to keep track of their grades to ensure they remain in good standing at each college.



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Last Updated: 11/10/11