Probation and Dismissal

Probation

Students are placed on probation according to the guidelines below. After the conclusion of each fall and spring semester, students who have earned probationary status are notified by mail. This notification instructs students to enroll in certain courses, attend various workshops, and utilize tutoring and counseling services to immediately improve academic standing.

Students in probationary status are responsible for improving and maintaining satisfactory academic standing.

Academic Probation

A student is placed on Academic Probation when their cumulative GPA is less than 2.0 in all units attempted that semester. Academic Probation in dismissal status commences during the semester that at least 12 cumulative units have been attempted.

Progress Probation

A student is placed on Progress Probation when 50 percent or more of all the units attempted that semester are graded with the symbols "W," "I," and/or "NP." Progress Probation in dismissal status commences during the semester that the student has enrolled in at least 12 cumulative units.

Removal from Probation

A student who has been placed on probation is removed from this status when:

  1. The Grade Point Average (GPA) in all units attempted at Butte College is greater than or equal to 2.0.
  2. The percentage of all units attempted at Butte College graded with the symbols "W," "I," and "NP" is less than fifty percent (50%).

 

Dismissal

At the end of each fall and spring term, students on probation are dismissed when one or more of the following conditions apply:

  1. The student has been on Academic Probation for three consecutive semesters;
  2. The student has been on Progress Probation for three consecutive semesters;
  3. The student has been on a combination of Academic and Progress probation for three consecutive semesters.

For purposes of dismissal, semesters shall be considered consecutive on the basis of the student's enrollment, so long as the break in the student's enrollment does not exceed one full primary term. Students are notified of their dismissal from the College by mail, and urged to confer with a counselor immediately.

Butte College dismisses students at the conclusion of each spring and fall term after 3 semesters of probation. Students placed in dismissal status may be required to sit out for a period of up to one year according to the guidelines set forth below.

Students who have demonstrated improvement in their academic standing in the third probationary semester prior to dismissal will be placed in dismissal status; however, these students will:

Demonstrated improvement in academic standing in the third probationary semester prior to dismissal is defined as:

Students who have not demonstrated improvement in their academic standing in the third probationary semester prior to dismissal will be placed in dismissal status and:

Lack of demonstrated improvement in academic standing in the third semester prior to dismissal is defined as:

Students placed in dismissal status for a 2nd or subsequent time, without one of the appealable circumstances described, will be required to sit out for one year. Students placed in dismissal status for a 3rd or subsequent time must submit a petition to the Academic Council to be readmitted.

For assistance in submitting an Academic Council petition, contact Counseling and Advising at (530) 895-2511 to schedule an appointment.

 

Appealable Conditions

Students with a documented catastrophic injury, illness or other medical condition or an extenuating, non–recurring circumstance beyond the student's control may petition the Academic Council prior to the end of the third probationary semester. If approved by the Academic Council, these students will be placed in dismissal status; however, these students will:

 

For questions related to probation or dismissal, please contact our office to schedule an appointment with a counselor.