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Questions:

1. How will probation affect me?
2. Where can I see my current academic status?
3. How will I know my Probation/Dismissal status?
4. Why am I on probation if my last GPA was above 2.0?
5. Will I lose my classes?
6. I am a returning student who took classes many years ago. Why do I continue to fall under 
probation/dismissal?
7. What do I have to do to get out of probation?
8. I just completed summer courses with passing grades. Why am I still on probation?
9. I am a Financial Aid (PELL/BOGFW) recipient. How will my status affect that?
10. I am part of a campus program (CalWORKS, EOPS, DSS, Veterans, Etc...). How will my 
involvement be affected?

11. Do I have to attend a PAD workshop if I am currently on probation?
12. I was previously dismissed. How can I find out when I can return?

 

1. How will probation affect me?

Level one probation is a warning status. Participating in a Academic Success Seminar is required to help you become successful. Please check the Level one probation page for more information.

Level two probation may make you subject to loss of enrollment priority and/or Board of Governers Fee Waiver (BOGFW). Official notice will be sent by Admissions & Records. Please click here for more information.

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2. Where can I see my current academic status?

If you were recently placed on Probation or Dismissal status you would have received an email from the Southwestern College Counseling Department. You can also view your status by signing into WebAdvisor and check the "Enrollment Priority Status."

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3. How will I know my Probation/Dismissal status?

All communications regarding your academic status will be sent to your SWC email and only from the Southwestern College Counseling Department. It is important that you have activated and regularly check your MySWC email account. Click here for more information on accessing your student email.

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4. Why am I on probation if my last GPA was above 2.0?

Your academic status is based on your cumulative GPA and/or course completion. Although you may be above a 2.0 for the semester, your cumulative GPA may be under 2.0. If you have questions please call or come by the Counseling department.

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5. Will I lose my classes?

If you are on level one or level two probation you will not lose your classes. You may be subject to administrative course drops if you have been dismissed and have not petitioned in time. Please read your email notice carefully to see your steps.

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6. I am a returning student who took classes many years ago, why do I continue to fall under probation/dismissal?

Your academic status does not change over time. If you find yourself on probation/dismissal upon return you must complete your courses and/or raise your GPA to return to "good standing."

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7. What do I have to do to get out of probation?

Be sure to read your email notice and visit the webpage corresponding to your status to find your steps. We highly recommend that you make a counseling appointment to discuss in detail what you must do to raise your status.

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8. I just completed summer courses with passing grades. Why am I still on probation?

Your academic status is calculated after every primary (Fall and Spring) semester. Although the status does not change, your Summer GPA and/or course completion will affect your status at the end of the next primary term.

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9. I am a Financial Aid (PELL/BOGFW) recipient. How will my status affect that?

Your financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) may be affected. Official notice will be sent by Financial Aid. Please contact the Financial Aid office or visit their Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) webpage.

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10. I am part of a campus program (CalWORKS, EOPS, DSS, Veterans, Etc...). How will my involvement be affected?

Different programs have specific academic requirements. If you find yourself in a probation or dismissal status you must contact your program as soon as possible to discuss your options.

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11. Do I have to attend a PAD workshop if I am currently on probation?

You do not have to attend a PAD workshop unless you have recently been dismissed. Please do not sign up for the PAD workshop.

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12. I was previously dismissed. How can I find out when I can return?

Please come by or call the Counseling office to see what your options are.

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Last updated: 1/6/2017 4:35:25 PM