Sacramento City College uses Academic Probation, Progress Probation, Academic Dismissal, and Progress Dismissal to identify students who are struggling and offer them support. We will notify you if you are in one of these standings, or you can view your academic standing on your unofficial transcript after grades are posted each semester. Log in to eServices, then click Academic Records to find your unofficial transcript. If you are in probation or dismissal status, then you may need to meet certain requirements to remain enrolled in classes.
Are you at risk of probation or dismissal? The Fresh Start Program supports students who fall into probation or dismissal status, helping them get a fresh start and return to good standing.
- Academic Probation and Academic Dismissal (AP1, AP2, AD)
- Students who have attempted at least 12 semester units, and whose cumulative GPA is below 2.0, will be placed on Academic Probation 1 (AP1).
- After the second consecutive semester of a cumulative GPA below 2.0, student will be placed on Academic Probation 2 (AP2).
- After the third consecutive semester, students are placed on Academic Dismissal (AD).
- When the overall GPA improves to 2.0 or higher, the student returns to Good Standing.
- Progress Probation and Progress Dismissal (PP1, PP2, PD)
- Students who have attempted at least 12 semester units are placed on Progress Probation 1 (PP1) when W, I, and NP grades are recorded in one half or more of all units in which a student has enrolled.
- After the second consecutive semester, students fall into Progress Probation 2 (PP2).
- After the third consecutive semester, students are placed on Progress Dismissal (PD).
- When the overall SCC transcript has less than one half of W, I, or NP grades, the student returns to Good Standing.
Students who are placed on Academic Probation 2, Progress Probation 2, or Dismissal:
- Will lose priority registration as a continuing student and will only be able to register for classes during open enrollment (which is later than priority 1 and 2)
- May lose their California College Promise Grant eligibility
Students who have a term GPA of 2.0 and have completed more than half the attempted units for the term may appeal their loss of priority registration or the California College Promise Grant.