Services & Resources > Advising > Probation Policies

Probation Policies

If you are placed on scholastic probation, your advisor can help you develop a plan to raise your GPA. Read the catalog for more information about scholastic probation/suspension.


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

Dec. 1Winter Term
Jan. 6Spring 2018
May 4May Term 2018
June 1Summer I 2018
July 6Summer II 2018
Aug. TBDFall 2018

Registration for Winter Term and Spring begins Nov. 20.
Registration for May Term, Summer and Fall begins April 23, 2018.

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:


Advising Center
Building S, Room S114
972-860-4830
bhcprobadvisor@dcccd.edu

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday, Closed






We want to help you reach your goals; make arrangements to meet with a probation advisor in order to plan a successful academic future. If you work during the college’s hours of operation, you will need 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 advising and registration process.

Brookhaven College reserves the right to change or alter the statements and procedures on this page.