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Dismissal/Disqualification Status

You are on dismissal status because you have not improved your academic standing for two consecutive semesters for either one or both of the following standards for dismissal:

1. Academic Dismissal – A student who is on academic probation shall be subject to dismissal if the student has earned a cumulative grade point average of less than 2.0 in all units attempted or the most two recent consecutive semesters.
2. Progress Dismissal – A student who has been placed on progress probation shall be subject to dismissal if the percentage of units in the subsequent semester of recorded grades of A, B, C, D, Cr, and P on the student’s transcript falls below 60%

You are required to sit-out for two semesters. You have the right to appeal the dismissal. You will be unable to enroll in classes until your petition is approved. If you agree to the requirements for reinstatement you will be able to attend classes as determined in the PAD workshop with a counselor. There is an established deadline to appeal, if you miss the deadline you will have waived your right to appeal the dismissal.

Please note that as a result you will also be ineligible for Enrollment Priority and/or the BOG Fee Waiver. more information can be found HERE. The PAD workshop will provide information on the Enrollment Priority/BOG Fee Waiver petition and the steps you must take once approved for reinstatement.

To appeal dismissal follow these steps:

  • Download and complete the Petition to Appeal Dismissal available HERE.
  • Sign up to attend a mandatory Petition to Appeal Dismissal Workshop. During the workshop you will meet with a counselor to review your petition.
  • Bring your completed petition and any supporting documents with you to the workshop.
  • Be on time to the workshop! If you are late to the workshop, you will need to reschedule your appointment.
  • Complete this process before the Monday, July 31 deadline.

PAD Workshop dates and times are as follows:

Date  Time 
Monday July 3, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Monday, July 10, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Monday, July 17, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Monday, July 24, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Monday, July 31, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 3:00pm

All PAD workshops will take place in Career Center located on the second floor of the César E. Chávez Student Cervices Center unless otherwise noted. Please remember to bring your Petition to Appeal Dismissal to the date and time you choose. 

Follow these steps if you choose to not appeal dismissal:

  • On dismissal status you will sit-out (do not enroll in classes at Southwestern College) for two semesters effective either fall or spring semester as indicated on your email notice.
  • A petition for readmission will be required after completion of the two semesters of forced interruption that you sat out. The Petition for Readmission is available HERE.
  • You will need to reapply to Southwestern College.
  • You may need to crash your courses for the semester you restart.

Petition to Appeal Dismissal for Reinstatement

A student has the right to appeal a dismissal action if the student feels that facts exist that warrants an exception to the dismissal action. The student must file the petition to appeal dismissal to the Dean of the School of Counseling and Student Support Services within the established deadlines. If the student fails to file a written petition with this time frame, the student waives all future rights to appeal the dismissal action. It is the student’s responsibility to indicate on the petition a clear statement of the grounds on which continued enrollment should be granted and to provide evidence supporting the reasons. Petitions will be reviewed by the School of Counseling and Student Support Services.


Last updated: 6/21/2017 4:25:27 PM