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PASS logoPASS supports students who fall into probation or dismissal status. The goal of PASS is to provide valuable policy information, while helping students develop success strategies to get back on track and return to Good Standing. We want students to continue to work towards their educational and career goals at Folsom Lake College.

Being on probation or dismissal should be taken seriously. In addition to meeting academic needs, PASS' holistic approach includes counseling on personal issues, recommending on-campus support services, and providing appropriate referrals to community-based resources. It is the students' responsibility to check their transcript in eServices after grades post each semester to stay current on their latest term GPA, cumulative GPA, and academic standing.

Contact

To schedule a PASS Counseling appointment, call Brittney Anderson (916) 608-6730, email andersb@flc.losrios.edu or visit Aspen Hall FL1-39 (in Student Services near the Counseling front desk) at the Main Folsom Campus.

Supporting Students on Probation or Dismissal Status

PASS supports students who are identified via Starfish Early Alert or placed on Probation 1, Probation 2, or Dismissal status. Note: Students enrolled at multiple Los Rios colleges will receive a different academic standing at each campus. Students should address their probation or dismissal status at their home campus. Please note that probation or dismissal holds affect enrollment throughout the district, until the hold is addressed.

Starfish Early Alert

Instructors may submit Starfish Early Alert referrals as a preventative intervention for students of concern, prior to students falling into Probation status.

Definitions

Academic Probation and Academic Dismissal (AP1, AP2, AD)
  • Students who have attempted at least 12 semester units, and whose cumulative GPA is below 2.0, will be placed on Academic Probation 1 (AP1).
  • After the second consecutive semester of a cumulative GPA below 2.0, student will be placed on Academic Probation 2 (AP2).
  • After the third consecutive semester, students are placed on Academic Dismissal (AD).
  • When the overall GPA improves to 2.0 or higher, the student returns to Good Standing.
Progress Probation and Progress Dismissal (PP1, PP2, PD)
  • Students who have attempted at least 12 semester units are placed on Progress Probation 1 (PP1) when W, I, and NP grades are recorded in one half or more of all units in which a student has enrolled.
  • After the second consecutive semester, students fall into Progress Probation 2 (PP2).
  • After the third consecutive semester, students are placed on Progress Dismissal (PD).
  • When the overall FLC transcript has less than one half of W, I, or NP grades, the student returns to Good Standing.

How to Address Your Probation or Dismissal Hold

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Probation 1 (AP1, PP1)

Attend a one hour PASS Workshop, discuss success strategies and future consequences.

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Probation 2 (AP2, PP2)

Meet with a Counselor and update your Student Educational Plan.

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Dismissal (AD, PD)

Meet with a PASS Counselor, complete a Readmit Petition and update your Student Educational Plan.

PASS Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Academic Probation 1 / Progress Probation 1

Academic Probation 2 / Progress Probation 2

Academic Dismissal / Progress Dismissal