This email was sent to students who are on Academic Probation Level 1.
Sept. 2, 2021
Important – You’re on Academic Probation Level 1
We noticed your cumulative GPA has fallen below 2.0, as of spring quarter. As a result, you are beginning the academic probation level 1 process.
You are not alone: Many students participate in the level 1 process each year, due to personal, financial, health or family issues that may affect their studies.
Here’s what this means: The required steps listed below are designed to help you get back on track with your academic goals, improve your GPA and avoid additional consequences.
We are here for you: The Retention Team can suggest strategies and connect you with on-campus support and services to assist you in raising your cumulative GPA to at least a 2.0, so you can successfully continue your studies at De Anza. (Read about one student below.)
We have confidence in you! We believe you can raise your GPA, but it is important that you contact us to discuss your situation and develop a plan. For this reason, a registration hold will be placed on your student account, which will prevent you from registering for winter classes, until you take the steps listed here.
Required: You must complete one of these courses during fall quarter, if you haven't already done so:
- COUN 5: Introduction to College or
- EDAC 1: Introduction to College and Accommodations – offered through the Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) Division.
- Meet with a counselor to help you develop a plan for academic growth and success. If you aren’t in a program that has its own counselors, make an appointment with the retention counselor or with any counselor in the General Counseling and Advising Division. (You can meet by phone or on Zoom.)
- Complete the online Student Self-Assessment Survey to help our Retention Support Team identify ways to assist you.
If you have any questions about the process, please feel free to contact the Retention Team by using the eAdvising system. (See the easy steps listed on the Retention Team website.)
We care about you and want to ensure that you have a successful experience at De Anza College. Here’s what one of our students told us last year:
“(My retention counselor) listened to my situation and gave me supportive, constructive suggestions (for) my challenges. (She) acted as if they were common experiences and struggles that many students have. It was very helpful to me, and I believe that I am on the right path going forward.”
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