Counseling Services at College of San Mateo - Academic Probation
Counseling Services
Academic Probation

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Alicia Frangos
Program Services Coordinator
Student Success and Support
Building 10, Room 340B
(650) 793-0271
Once a student has attempted 12 units within the San Mateo County Community College District (CSM, CaƱada College, or Skyline College), academic standing is calculated each time grades are posted.

Academic Probation occurs when:
  • Cumulative GPA is below 2.0
    • Letter Grades (A, B, C, D, F and all +/- grades in between) affect the GPA
  • Completion rate is less than 51% of all attempted units
    • A class is not completed if the recorded grading symbol is W, I, NP or NC
    • EW's (Excused Withdrawals) do not affect completion rate or GPA

The first semester out of good academic standing is called Probation 1.
The second semester out of good academic standing is called Probation 2.
A third consecutive semester out of good academic standing results in Dismissal Status.

Being on probation does not prevent registration, but a student on probation must get back into Good Academic Standing to avoid Dismissal Status. Take the following actions now: