Catalog  –  2013 - 2014

ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION

Holds that Prevent Registration

Financial Holds

Holds may be placed on a student’s record whenever that student is delinquent or has failed to pay any debt owed to the college or failed to return any library books or other college property or equipment. Students with holds will not be allowed to receive transcripts, certificates or diplomas; have transcripts forwarded; and/or receive other services related to student records. They may not be allowed to register. When the student has cleared the obligation with the college, the hold will be removed.

Academic Standing

A student who is not in good academic standing will have a hold placed on his/her record until he/she meets with a counselor to make plans to improve his/her grades. These holds will prevent registration.

Probation

Academic Probation: A student who has attempted at least 12 cumulative semester units shall be placed on academic probation when he/she has earned a cumulative semester grade point average below 2.0.

Progress Probation: A student who attempted at least 12 cumulative semester units shall be placed on progress probation when the percentage of all units for which entries of ‘W’, ‘I’, ‘NC’ and ‘NP’ reaches or exceeds 50 percent.

Students transferring from other collegiate institutions will be placed on probation according to these same standards.

Students on probation may be limited to specific courses and to the number of units for which they may register.

The academic status of each student is printed on the student transcript which is updated at the conclusion of each academic term.

Removal From Probation

A student on academic probation for a grade point deficiency shall be removed from probation when the student’s cumulative grade point average is 2.0 or higher.

A student on progress probation shall be removed from probation when the percentage of ‘W’, ‘I’, ‘NC’ and ‘NP’ units falls below 50 percent.

Disqualification

Any student who is placed on academic probation for three consecutive semesters of enrollment shall be disqualified for admission to classes the following semester unless, during the last semester of enrollment, the student earned a grade point average of 2.0 or higher, in which case the student shall be placed on continued probation.

Any student who is placed on progress probation for three consecutive semesters of enrollment shall be disqualified for admission to classes the following semester, unless during the last semester of enrollment, the percentage of units with entries of ‘W,’ ‘I,’ ‘NC’ and ‘NP’ was less than 50 percent, in which case the student shall be placed on continued probation.

Reinstatement

A student who is disqualified is ineligible to attend Porterville College. He/she may be conditionally readmitted the following semester upon petition to the Counseling Center. A readmitted student may be restricted to specific courses or programs and a limitation will be placed on the number of units attempted. Reinstatement application forms may be obtained in the Counseling Center.