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ACADEMIC STANDARDS

STUDENT HONORS

At the close of the fall and spring semesters, the President’s and Dean’s lists are compiled.

President’s List: Those students who have earned 12 or more graded units during the semester with a semester grade point average of 3.75.

Dean’s List: Those students who have earned 6 or more graded units during the semester with a semester grade point average of 3.50.

These accomplishments are notated on your transcript.

PROBATION

Students who fail to maintain satisfactory scholarship may be placed on academic or progress probation:

Academic Probation:

A student who has attempted a minimum of 12 semester units at Barstow Community College shall be placed on academic probation if he/she has not earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all graded units.

Progress Probation:

A student who has enrolled in a minimum of 12 or more semester units at Barstow Community College shall be placed on progress probation when the percentage of all units enrolled, and for which entries of “FW,” “W,” “NP” and incompletes are recorded, reaches or exceeds 50%. Grading symbols of “MW,” “IP,” and “RD” shall not be considered in calculating either academic or progress probation.

Unit Limitations:

Students on probation will be subject to unit limitations when enrolling. First level probation (Academic or Progress Probation): 13 units. Second level probation (Academic or Progress Probation): 7 units.

Notification of Probation Status:

A student who is subject to academic or progress probation shall be notified in writing at the end of the semester in which the probation status is calculated.

Removal from Probation:

A student on academic probation shall be removed from probation when the student’s cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher.

A student on progress probation shall be removed from probation when the cumulative percentage of entries of “W,” “FW,” and “NP” no longer exceeds 50%.

DISMISSAL

A student who is on academic probation shall be subject to dismissal if the student has not earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in all units attempted at Barstow Community College in three consecutive semesters.
A student who is on progress probation shall be subject to dismissal if the cumulative percentage of units enrolled for which entries of “W,” “FW,” and “NP” are recorded in three consecutive semesters reaches or exceeds 50%.

Notification of Dismissal:

A student who is subject to dismissal shall be notified in writing at the end of the semester in which the dismissal status was calculated.

Appeal of dismissal

First Dismissal Status:

The student must meet with a counselor prior to the Friday before classes begin to be readmitted and continued on probation. If the student fails to meet with a counselor prior to the Friday before classes begin, the student will be dismissed and administratively dropped from any classes for which enrollment has occurred for the upcoming semester.

Subsequent Dismissal Status:

If a student has previously been continued on probation after dismissal, but does not make significant academic progress, the student will be dismissed. If the student feels that acts exist that warrant an exception to the dismissal action, the student must file a written petition to Admissions and Records within one week after the dismissal letter is mailed. Petitions will be reviewed by the Academic Exceptions Committee.

ACADEMIC RENEWAL (without course repetition)

Academic renewal provides students the opportunity to reverse the negative impact of past academic failures at Barstow Community College without course repetition. Academic renewal may only be requested by students enrolled at BCC and only units taken at BCC may be disregarded in the computation of the student’s cumulative GPA. A maximum of 30 units in no more than three semesters may be alleviated.

To qualify for academic renewal, a period of twelve months must have elapsed between the period for which renewal is petitioned and the time of submission of the petition and the student must meet one of the following requirements after the work to be disregarded: 

1. Completion of a minimum of 15 semester units with a minimum grade point average of 3.0; or

2. Completion of a minimum of 30 semester units with a minimum grade point average of 2.5; or

3. Completion of a minimum of 45 semester units with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Academic renewal is irreversible. Action taken under this regulation will not remove the courses, units, grades, or any other information from the official transcript. Academic renewal granted at BCC does not guarantee that other institutions will recognize such action.

To request academic renewal, the student should complete the Academic Renewal petition and meet with a counselor.

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