Catalog  –  2013 - 2014


Academic Honesty

The administration, faculty, and staff at Porterville College believe that students are entitled to the finest education that the college can make available to them. At the same time, however, a student’s achievement and proficiency in subject matter must include the realization that there are standards of academic honesty which should prevail in all one’s endeavors.

Accordingly, this realization further requires that each student exert every effort to maintain these standards.

Academic Renewal

A maximum of 20 units of substandard academic grades, (‘D’, ‘F’, ‘NC,’ and ‘NP’) taken at Porterville College may be disregarded in the computation of the grade point average if all of the following conditions exist:

  1. At least five years have elapsed since the coursework to be disregarded was recorded.
  2. At least 12 units of satisfactory coursework (2.0 GPA or higher) have been completed at Porterville College subsequent to the coursework to be alleviated.
  3. The student completes an Academic Renewal request.
  4. The student states in the request the specific courses to be considered under the academic renewal policy.

If approved, the substandard work will be disregarded in the computation of the grade point average and an annotation made on the permanent record. The permanent academic record shall remain a true and complete academic history and the coursework disregarded under this policy will remain on the permanent record.