Pierce College Counseling Department
Student Services Bldg., 1st Floor
Probation and Dismissal
What is Probation?
There are two types of probation: Academic and Progress probation.
Who is placed in Academic Probation?
You are placed on academic probation when you have attempted at least 12 units and have a grade point average of less than 2.00. Please note that the law refers to your cumulative grade point average, and not just your last semester of attendance.
Who is placed in Progress Probation?
You are placed on progress probation when more than 50% of the units in which you enroll result in grades of withdrawal (W), incomplete (I), or no credit (NC). Please note that the law refers to your cumulative percentage of withdrawals (W), incomplete (I), and no pass (NP) grades and does not only consider your last semester of attendance.
Who is subject to Dismissal from Pierce College?
When academic and/or progress probation continues for three consecutive semesters you become subject to dismissal. Dismissal from the college means that you will not be able to attend any college of the Los Angeles Community College District for two semesters (in addition to any summer session). If, at the end of the year, you wish to enroll in any of the District’s colleges, you must file a petition for readmission with the college you wish to attend at least 90 days before the start of the semester.