​General Information - Probation/Dismissal

Good Standing
Students enrolled at Shasta College are required to meet the minimum academic and progress standards to be in good scholastic standing. Good standing is achieved when a student meets or exceeds a 2.0 semester and cumulative grade point average (GPA) and completes 50 percent or more of his/her attempted cumulative units with a letter grade (A, B, C, D, or F) or P (pass). The student who meets the minimum standards will be in good standing at Shasta College. 

If a student fails to meet minimum academic standards after attempting at least 12 units, he/she will be placed on a probationary status. There are two types of probation: academic probation and progress probation. 

Academic probation:  You have a cumulative grade point average of less than 2.0.

Progress probation:  50% or more of the units in which you’ve enrolled have grades of “W”, “I” or “NP.”

If you are placed on academic or progress probation for 3 consecutive semesters, you will be dismissed from the college, unless you have maintained satisfactory standards the semester immediately prior to dismissal, in which case your probationary status will be extended for an additional semester.

New Policies Affecting Probation Students
Beginning fall 2014, a student will lose priority registration privileges if s/he is placed on academic or progress probation or any combination thereof for two consecutive primary terms. Beginning fall 2016, a student will become ineligible for a Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver if the student is placed on academic or progress probation or any combination thereof for two consecutive primary terms. Foster Youth are not subject to this regulation.  CLICK HERE for the Loss of BOG Fee Waiver Appeal Form.

Semesters are not considered consecutive if students have a break of two or more primary terms between enrollments.  

Students may appeal probation and dismissal procedures if there were mitigating circumstances.  Appeal forms are available at the Admissions and Records Office.

Links to the full text of official policies and procedures related to probation and dismissal can be found at: