Admissions and Records

Dismissal Policy

Re-Admission

A student who has been dismissed because of either poor academic achievement or poor progress may be considered for readmission on a conditional basis. The student must file a Petition for Readmission with the Admissions and Records Office. After the petition is reviewed by the Academic Standards Committee, the student will be notified by email.

What does it mean to be academically dismissed from Fullerton College?
  • Students cannot register for classes; a hold is placed on their record until they submit a Petition for Readmission and are approved.
  • If approved for readmission, students may be limited to 12 units or less per semester.
  • Scholastic dismissal will be permanently noted on the student’s transcript.
Why was I academically dismissed from Fullerton College?
  • Students may be dismissed for academic or progress probation if they are on probation for more than three consecutive semesters.
    • Academic Dismissal – A student who has been placed on academic probation and earned a cumulative grade point average of less than 2.0 in three consecutive semesters will be subject to scholastic dismissal.
    • Progress Dismissal – A student who has been placed on progress probation for three consecutive semesters shall be subject to scholastic dismissal.
What steps must I take to be readmitted after being academically dismissed?
  • If a student has been dismissed, they may petition for re-admission with the Admissions and Records Office. Students must present positive evidence of a serious intent to succeed and have a realistic academic goal identified. If the petition is granted, students will be admitted on either academic or progress probation, but with enrollment limitations. Steps for readmission:
    • It is strongly recommended that students meet with a counselor to discuss their past and future academic performance.
    • Students should complete the Petition for Re-admission with a written explanation and tell us how they will correct past poor academic performance.
      • The form is located here: Petition for Readmission
      • After the petition is reviewed by the Academic Standards Committee, the student will be notified by email.
What happens if my petition is denied?
  • If your petition for readmission is denied, you cannot register for classes at either Fullerton or Cypress College.
How long do I have to wait for my readmission petition to be reviewed?
  • The processing time for the readmission petition is 7 to 10 working days and you will be notified via email of the results.
How can I improve my academic performance and chances of being readmitted? Are there any academic support services available to help me improve my performance?
  • Ask for Help – Counselors, faculty, staff, and others are all available to help students succeed.
  • Students should clean up their transcripts! – Retaking classes with D or F grades is the quickest way to improve a student’s GPA and get off of probation. A “C” or higher grade may substitute any previous substandard grades. Students who are on progress probation should finish more than 50% of their units each semester to avoid dismissal. If students must, they should drop classes during the first two weeks of the Spring/Fall semesters so that a “W” is not recorded.
  • Take fewer units! – Students should reduce their course unit load to devote more free time to each course, especially if they have work or family obligations. Students should remember that rushing to fulfill their educational goals may result in having to repeat courses, wasting time and money.
  • Make an Educational Plan – Students should talk to a counselor to make sure they are on track.
  • Take a counseling course such as COUN 151 F.
  • Practice effective learning strategies/study skills.
  • Use campus resources – Students should talk to their professors and consider in-person or online tutoring if they are having trouble. Students should consider utilizing our library if studying at home is too distracting. Find a job on campus if possible.
  • Drop classes before the deadlines. – Students should check their schedule after they drop. Students should not assume a professor will drop them.
Will my academic dismissal be reflected on my academic record/transcript?
  • Yes, a hold will be placed on your record, and “scholastically dismissed” will be posted on your academic transcript.
Will my academic dismissal affect my enrollment priority?
  • Regulations state that students must be in good academic standing to qualify for enrollment priority. Registration appointments will be issued in accordance with these regulations.
Who can I reach out to for more information?
  • For more information regarding the dismissal process and form please reach out to us at dismissal@fullcoll.edu
  • You can find our hours and online services here:
    • Due to privacy laws, such as FERPA, you may be required to verify your identity via Zoom with your photo ID.

Probation

Placement on Probation

Academic Probation

A student who has attempted at least 12-semester units at the college shall be placed on academic probation if the student has earned a cumulative grade point average below 2.0 in all units taken at the college.

Progress Probation

A student who has enrolled in a total of at least 12-semester units at the college shall be placed on progress probation when the student receives grades of “W,” “I,” “NC” or “NP” in a total of 50% or more of all units for which the student has enrolled at the college.

Removal from Probation

Academic Probation

A student shall be removed from academic probation when the student’s cumulative grade point average in all units completed at the college is 2.0 or higher.

Progress Probation

A student on progress probation shall be removed from probation when the percentage of units in the “W,” “I,” “NC” or “NP” category drops below 50% of all units for which the student has enrolled at the college.