Academic probation and Academic Dismissal are part of a process that could have serious consequences. Dismissal for scholastic reasons can severely restrict your choices of universities and programs in the future. If you are on financial aid, veteran’s assistance, or a family health insurance policy, you run the risk of losing the assistance unless you take steps to improve your academic standing. If you are unsure of your academic standing we recommend that you visit with an advisor/counselor as soon as possible. Please take advantage of the assistance and guidance that can be provided by your academic advisors and counselors so that you can avoid a more serious situation in the future.
What is Academic Probation?
Students who begin any semester term in Good Academic Standing but fail to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher are placed on Academic Probation.
What happens if I am placed on Academic Probation?
Student status is evaluated after each semester. Students must earn a semester GPA of 2.0 or higher to remain enrolled while on Academic Probation
Students may re-enroll for one semester after meeting with an Academic Advisor.
What is Continued Academic Probation?
After the first (1) semester term of Academic Probation Status, students may re-enroll at the Alamo Colleges on a Continued Academic Probation status after meeting with an academic advisor.
Student status is evaluated after each completed semester/session. Students must meet minimum academic (2.0 GPA) standards for each subsequent semester term until the student has a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
The Continued Academic Probation status is removed when students earn both a term and cumulative 2.0 GPA.
What happens if I am not academically successful while on Academic Probation/ Continued Academic Probation?
If at the end of the semester your semester GPA is not at least a 2.0, you will be placed on Academic Dismissal. If placed on Academic Dismissal you will have the following options:
Sit out for at least one semester
If you do not wish to sit out, you may be considered for enrollment in the following semester by visiting with an academic advisor to submit an Academic Dismissal Petition. These advising sessions begin on the first day of registration and must be completed no later than 10 business days prior to the start of the semester you are submitting your appeal
Is there anyone that can help me while I am on Academic Probation?
It is our sincere desire to assist you in reaching your educational goal. Some areas of assistance we strongly recommend that you utilize are:
Speak with your instructor(s) during their posted office hours or before/ after class. Make sure you understand the course expectations and requirements.
Tutoring Labs located at each respective department(s).
Academic Advising for assistance in developing a plan to improve your academic standing; Advising hours are listed on SAC’s website.
Career Services for help with career exploration
Disability Support Services for disability-related services.
We strongly recommend that you utilize these resources as soon as possible to develop a positive plan of action.