There are two types of nondisciplinary probation: Academic and Progress.

Important Information

Students can be subject to probation after they have attempted at least 18 credit units. Here are the standards for each type of nondisciplinary probation.

Academic Probation

A student will be placed on Academic Probation if their cumulative Grade Point Average (for all courses taken at De Anza) falls below 2.0. An initial period of probation lasts for one quarter. After that, the student will be taken off probation if they have increased their cumulative GPA to at least 2.0. 

  • If a student's GPA for the quarter they are on probation is at least 2.0, but their cumulative GPA remains below 2.0, they will remain at the same level of probation for another quarter.
  • If a student's GPA for the quarter they are on probation is below 2.0, and their cumulative GPA remains below 2.0, they will move to the next level of probation for the following quarter.
  • If a student's GPA for the quarter on probation is below 2.0, and their cumulative GPA has remained below 2.0 for at least five quarters (excluding summer sessions), they can be placed on Dismissal status for the next quarter. Students have the option to appeal or petition for reinstatement after a quarter.

Progress Probation

A student will be placed on Progress Probation if they have received course grades of W (Withdrawn), I (Incomplete) or NP (No Pass) for half or more of the credit units they have attempted.

An initial period of probation lasts for one quarter. After that, the student will be taken off probation if the cumulative percentage of units in which they have received a W, I or NP drops below 50%.

  • If the cumulative percentage of units for which the student has received a W, I or NP remains at 50% or higher, they will move to the next level of probation for the following quarter.
  • If the cumulative percentage of units for which the student has received a W, I or NP remains at 50% or higher for five quarters (excluding summer sessions), they will be placed on Dismissal status for the next quarter. Students have the option to appeal or petition for reinstatement after a quarter.

Additional information about the levels of probation and their consequences may be found on the general Counseling and Advising Center's Probation Information webpage.

Important Note: A student's probation status may not be reflected accurately if they are enrolled at both De Anza and Foothill College, or if they have taken classes at both colleges in the past. Students in those circumstances should speak with their counselor about their status at De Anza.

If at any time students attend both De Anza College and Foothill College, it is their responsibility to keep track of their grades to ensure that they remain in good standing at each college. Students can be subject to probation or dismissal based on their academic performance at De Anza, even if they are in good standing at Foothill.


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