Academic Probation : Student achieved less than a 2.00 semester grade point average.
Academic Dismissal : Student is subject to academic dismissal from the college following the second consecutive semester of academic probation.
Progress Probation : Student attempted 12 credits or more and earned grades of W, I, and NC or NP in over half of their cumulative credits total.
Progress Dismissal : Student is subject to progress dismissal from the college following the third consecutive semester of progress probation.
Frequently Asked Question's
Can I continue at Cuesta College if I am on Academic Probation?
Yes. Your semester GPA was less than a 2.00, placing you on academic probation. You will be receiving an e-letter explaining your status. You may enroll and attend classes for the upcoming semester. If you are repeating a course in which you received a substandard grade, remember to complete a repeat petition and submit it to our Records Office prior to the end of the term.
What do I do if I have been Dismissed from Cuesta College?
Academic dismissal means you have earned a GPA of less then a 2.00 for two consecutive semesters. To continue at Cuesta, and remain in your classes for the upcoming semester, you must:
How do I sign up for a Dismissal Workshop?
You will receive a letter from our office explaining your status. The sign up form for the Dismissal Reinstatement Workshop will be included with that letter. You may also print the Dismissal Reinstatement Workshop Form and mail it to the Counseling Office.
What do I do if I sit out a semester and want to return?
You will be eligible to reapply to Cuesta College after not enrolling "sitting out" one semester (summer session does not count). Please email email@example.com your full name; student ID and the last time you attended Cuesta to be cleared for registration. If you sat out more than two semesters; you need to apply for Admissions.
How do I get off of Academic Probation or Dismissal?
You must complete one semester with a GPA of 2.00 or higher to remove a probation or dismissal status, even though you signed a contract or sat out one semester.
What is Progress Probation?
You completed less than 50% of the total credits you enrolled in to date at Cuesta College. For example: You will be placed on progress probation if you enrolled in 12 credits but you only received credit for 5 credits. Your student progress looks at your overall credits completed, and requires that you complete at least 50% of the total credits enrolled.
How many times may I be placed on Progress Probation before being dismissed?
Two terms on progress probation are allowed. You will be placed on Progress Dismissal after the third term that your overall credits completed are less than 50% of the total credits enrolled.
What do I do if I am on Progress Dismissal?
To continue at Cuesta, and remain in your classes for the upcoming semester, you must:
How do I get off of Progress Probation or Dismissal?You must complete at least 50% of your coursework. Here are some suggested strategies for
removing progress probation:
Admissions and Records Office