Probation and Suspension
Academic standing is based upon Grade Point Average, GPA 1. A GOOD academic standing requires a GPA 1 of 2.0 or higher.
Students with an academic standing of SUSP Suspension, DISM Academic Dismissal or IDIS Indefinite Academic Dismissal cannot take any courses and are required to sit out for a semester or longer.
SUSP carries a one semester penalty (May term, Summer I and II count as one semester), while DISM and IDIS require a student to sit out for 12 months. After sitting out, a student may file an appeal to change the academic standing to probation - PROB 2 or 3.
Transfer students who are not in good academic standing at their previously attended institution will be placed on probation - PROB 1, and are subject to the probation procedures established by Brookhaven College.
A student on academic probation may be limited to fewer course hours and is only eligible to enroll in courses offered by Brookhaven College. Students on probation MUST register in person by the probation registration deadline and are not eligible to register or drop courses online.
NOTE: There is no appeal for missing the deadline. Students on probation are not eligible to register for flex term courses after the deadline. The earliest opportunity to register will be the following semester.
Academic Standing Flowcharts
The flowcharts explain how GPA impacts academic standing, the consequences of poor performance and the requirements to reach GOOD academic standing.
Probation Registration Deadlines
- Winter Term 2015: Dec. 11
- Spring 2016: Jan. 9
- May Term 2016: May 6
- Summer I 2016: May 27
- Summer II 2016: July 1
- Fall 2016: Aug. 17
Registration for Winter Term and Spring begins Nov. 30.
Registration for May Term, Summer and Fall begins April 25.
NOTE: Any student who has not attended a DCCCD college in more than one year must go to the Admissions Office and reapply to the college before proceeding to the Advising Center.
Instructions for Meeting with an Advisor
Follow these instructions every semester until you reach GOOD academic standing (GPA 1 of 2.0 or higher); plan early and register before the probation registration deadline.
PROB 1: Students on probation 1 are required to complete the online Probation Information Session prior to meeting with an advisor and registering for courses. Study the presentation and complete the questions. A student must correctly answer 100% of the questions to earn a permission slip. Bring the permission slip and a completed copy of the Time Management Worksheet to the Advising Center for registration.
PROB 2: Students on probation 2 MUST meet with an academic advisor. Students on PROB 2 need to bring completed copies of the Success Contract and the Time Management Worksheet when meeting with an advisor.
PROB 3: Students on probation 3 MUST meet with a probation 3 advisor. Students on PROB 3 need to bring completed copies of the Success Contract and the Time Management Worksheet when meeting with a probation 3 advisor.
SUSP - Students on Suspension cannot attend a DCCCD college for one semester (May term, Summer I and II count as one semester). After sitting out, students MUST meet with an academic advisor before registering as a PROB 2 student.
DISM - Students on Academic Dismissal cannot attend a DCCCD college for 12 months and upon return MUST meet with a probation 3 advisor before registering as a PROB 3 student.
IDIS - Students on Indefinite Academic Dismissal cannot attend a DCCCD college for at least 12 months. Students on indefinite academic dismissal MUST speak with a probation 3 advisor in order to determine eligibility.
Students with an academic standing of SUSP, DISM or IDIS must complete ALL three of the documents below and bring copies when they meet with an advisor:
Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
We want to help you reach your goals; however, you will need to make your education a top priority. You will need to make the appropriate arrangements to meet with a probation advisor in order to successfully plan your academic future. If you work during the college’s hours of operation, you will need to take the time off work to meet with a probation advisor. This will require you to make arrangements to arrive at the Advising Center between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. You must arrive a few hours before the Advising Center closes in order to allow adequate time for advisement. Be mindful during registration periods that you may have to commit several hours of your time to complete the registration process. PROB 3 advisors are available on Monday and Thursday evenings.
Brookhaven College reserves the right to change or alter the statements and procedures on this page.