Academic Policies at College of San Mateo - Dismissal
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A student on probation is subject to dismissal if in any two subsequent semesters either or both of the following criteria are applicable:
  1. The student's cumulative grade point average is less than 1.75 in all units attempted.
  2. The cumulative total of units in which the student has been enrolled for which entries of W, I, and NC have been recorded reaches or exceeds 50 percent. (See "Withdrawal")

A dismissed student normally must remain out of day and evening classes for one semester prior to petitioning for reinstatement.

To reinstate and be eligible to enroll in classes a student must complete the CSM Reinstatement Workshop and meet with a counselor to complete a Reinstatement Petition and to review academic history, academic readiness, and issues that have interfered with academic success and course completion.

The completed Reinstatement Petition is submitted to the Office of the Dean of Counseling for review and approval. Processing of petitions can take up to 10 days and students are notified by mail of their reinstatement status.

To register for a Reinstatement Workshop go to WebSMART and log in. Select STUDENT SERVICES, then "scheduling appointments". Once there you can register for a workshop. The Reinstatement Petition has additional information.