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Frequently Asked Questions for PASS

GENERAL QUESTIONS 

What is the difference between Academic and Progress Probation?
Are the requirements the same for Academic and Progress Probation?
Who do I contact about my Probation / Dismissal status?
How does my Probation or Dismissal status affect my Financial Aid?

ACADEMIC / PROGRESS PROBATION 1

How do I get my Probation hold removed?
What happens if I don't attend a workshop?
Can I meet with any FLC Counselor?
If I attend a workshop am I off Probation?

ACADEMIC / PROGRESS PROBATION 2

Can I still attend classes if I am placed on Probation 2? Why is there a hold on my account?
What are my requirements if I am placed on Probation 2?
How can I improve my GPA?

ACADEMIC / PROGRESS DISMISSAL

What does Dismissal mean?
Can I still enroll in classes if I believe I am going to be in Dismissal or if I see my Academic Standing is Dismissal after term grades are recorded?
What are the requirements for being on Dismissal?
What happens if I have more than one Dismissal?
Will I lose my enrollment priority if I go into Probation or Dismissal Status?


GENERAL QUESTIONS

What is the difference between Academic and Progress Probation?
Academic Probation is based on your cumulative GPA. After you have attempted 12 units, if your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0, your Academic Standing will be Academic Probation 1. Progress Probation is determined when 50% or more of your units are recorded as "W," "NP," or "I." 

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Are the requirements the same for Academic and Progress Probation?
Yes, the requirements are the same unless otherwise noted by your PASS Counselor. 

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Who do I contact about my Probation / Dismissal status?
All students on Probation/Dismissal are e-mailed information regarding their status and who to contact the week before the semester begins. You may call the PASS Student Personnel Assistant, Ronda Callaway at 916-608-6730 for further questions.

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How does my Probation or Dismissal status affect my Financial Aid?
If you are on Probation or Dismissal you may lose your eligibility to receive financial aid. Starting in the Fall 2016, students who are on Probation 2 or Dismissal may lose their Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOG). You may appeal your loss of the BOG Fee Waiver if in the most recent term you earned a GPA of no less than 2.0 and completed more than 50% of the units attempted. For questions regarding your financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 916-608-6646 or click here

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ACADEMIC / PROGRESS PROBATION 1

How do I get my Probation hold removed?
Students on Probation 1 must attend a workshop or meet with a PASS Counselor to learn about academic policies and discuss strategies for returning to "Good Standing."

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What happens if I don't attend a workshop?
If you do not attend a workshop or meet with a PASS Counselor, the probation hold will remain on your enrollment and you will not be able to enroll in classes the following semester.

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Can I meet with any FLC Counselor?
Yes, you can meet with any counselor; however, it is recommended that you attend the PASS Workshop and/or meet with a PASS Counselor during the semester you are on Probation 1.

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If I attend a workshop am I off Probation?
No, you have met our requirement for being on Probation1, but your Academic Standing is still Probation 1 as shown on your transcript. You go off probation when your cumulative GPA improves to 2.0 or above or you complete more than 50% of your units with a grade.

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ACADEMIC/PROGRESS PROBATION 2

Can I still attend classes if I am placed on Probation 2? Why is there a hold on my account?
Yes, you can enroll in classes if you are placed on probation for a second semester. A hold is placed on your enrollment after the 2nd week of the semester so you have time to add and drop classes. It is removed after you have met with a PASS Counselor and completed PASS requirements.

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What are my requirements if I am placed on Probation 2?
All students on Probation 2 are required to meet with a PASS Counselor and turn in Progress Reports. There may be other requirements assigned by your counselor.

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How can I improve my GPA?
There are several ways to improve your GPA, including:     

  • Completing more units with a grade of "C" or better    
  • Repeating courses where you earned a substandard grade of (D or F)    
  • Academic Renewal - Please see FLC Catalog for more information 

Your counselor will review your transcript and determine strategies to improve your GPA and return to "Good Standing." 

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ACADEMIC / PROGRESS DISMISSAL

What does Dismissal mean?
If you have a 3rd consecutive semester of a cumulative GPA of below 2.0 or more than 50% of your units are recorded as a "W," "NP," "I" then you drop to Dismissal status.

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Can I still enroll in classes if I believe I am going to be in Dismissal or if I see my Academic Standing is Dismissal after term grades are recorded?
Yes, you are able to enroll in classes your first semester of Dismissal. Enrollment for subsequent semesters of Dismissal is based on your term GPA or Progress.

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What are the requirements for being on Dismissal?
A hold is automatically placed on your enrollment when your Academic Standing is Dismissal. You must meet with a PASS Counselor and complete the Readmission Petition to have the hold removed. You may also have other requirements assigned by a PASS Counselor.

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What happens if I have more than one Dismissal?
If you drop to a second semester of Dismissal you may be "Stopped Out" (not allowed to take classes at FLC for one semester) if you do not meet the requirements of your Readmission Petition.

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Will I lose my enrollment priority if I go into Probation or Dismissal Status?
Yes, students who are in Probation 2 or Dismissal status lose their Priority 1 enrollment status and drop to Open Enrollment. You may appeal to have your priority registration reinstated if in the most recent term you earned a GPA of no less than 2.0 and completed more than 50% of the units attempted.

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