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RCC Policy and Procedures

Academic Probation

If you are on Academic Probation, it is for one of the following reasons:
  • You did not earn a term GPA (grade point average) of 2.0 for two consecutive terms of enrollment, or
  • You did not pass 50% of the credits attempted for three consecutive terms of enrollment, or
  • You did not earn a term GPA of 2.0 or did not pass 50% of the credits attempted while in academic warning status, or
  • You earned a grade of Z, W, D, F, or NP for the same course three times.
The status of Academic Probation will be notated in your electronic grade report, except when probation occurs due to earning a grade of Z, W, D, F, or NP for the same course multiple times. You will receive an e-mail stating the following:
  • You must complete an appointment with a counselor in the RCC Counseling Department to develop an academic assistance plan.

  • You may not register for classes or change your class schedule until you have completed an academic probation appointment. Call as soon as possible to make an appointment with a counselor. Call 541-245-7552 for Riverside Campus or 541-956-7192 for Redwood Campus.

  • You may be restricted in the number of credits you may enroll in and/or retention counseling may be mandated until you are no longer on academic probation.

For any courses dropped as a result of credit restriction for the following term, the student will receive a 100 percent refund.

  • You may be required to complete a prerequisite course for the course unsuccessfully attempted three times, which include grades of Z, W, D, F, or NP. This may be decided on and required by the counselor even if the prerequisite course has been successfully completed.
  • If you achieve a term GPA of 2.0 or higher and you successfully complete 50% of your attempted credits by earning A, B, C or P grades, but your cumulative GPA remains below 2.0, you will remain on Academic Probation status.

Don’t give up! Most of the time a student who returns after a difficult term completes the majority of their classes and/or improve their GPA by replacing previous D and F grades.