Academic Standing

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How is academic standing is determined?
Academic Honors

A student who has attempted 12 or more units, maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, and has completed more than 50% of their attempted units.

Academic Good Standing

A student who has attempted 12 or more units, maintained a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above, and has completed more than 50% of their attempted units.

Academic/Progress Probation

Academic Probation I: A student who has not achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above.

Progress Probation I: A student who has not completed 50% of their attempted units.

Academic Probation II: A student who has not achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above for two consecutive terms.

Progress Probation II: A student who has not completed 50% of their attempted units for two consecutive terms.

These students will:

  • Have a hold placed on their record.
  • Be required to complete the Student Success Workshop and/or meet with a DVC Counselor to lift their hold.
  • Need to achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above and/or complete more than 50% of their attempted units or they may be placed on academic and/or progress dismissal.

Other Possible Consequences

  • Loss of Priority Registration
  • Loss of California Promise Grant
  • Loss of FT3 Grant
  • Potential loss of Financial Aid Award
Academic/Progress Dismissal

Academic Dismissal: A student who has not achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above for three consecutive terms.

Progress Dismissal: A student who has not completed 50% or more of their attempted units for three consecutive terms.

These students will:

  • Have a hold placed on their record. 
  • Be required to attend a Reinstatement Workshop and complete the application for reinstatement. During the workshop students will be scheduled to meet with a counselor for a one-on-one education plan appointment.
  • Possibly have limitations on enrollment, if conditionally approved for reinstatement.
  • Need to achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above and/or complete more than 50% of their attempted units or they may be placed on dismissal status again.

Other Consequences

  • Loss of Priority Registration
  • Loss of California Promise Grant
  • Loss of FT3 Grant
  • Loss of Financial Aid Award
  • May also be required to sit out for a term within the Contra Costa Community College District (Contra Costa College, Diablo Valley College, and Los Medanos College).

NOTE: After completing the workshop, students will be scheduled to meet with a DVC counselor to review their reinstatement form. Forms are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, with no guarantee of approval.


Need help becoming a stronger student?

For questions about academic standing contact Carissa Urbalejo at 925-969-2145 or curbalejo@dvc.edu