In college, “Probation” is a temporary academic status assigned to students who did
not satisfy their college's minimum academic requirements at the end of Fall or Spring
semester. We know that sometimes achieving your goals involves overcoming challenges
and obstacles along the way. Please know the Counseling Department is here to support
you through online workshops, Express Chat, appointments, and email. Reach out to
us with any questions and see below for workshop registration, additional information
Spring 2020 COVID-19 Note: If you had a "Counseling Hold" on your SURF account due to Academic or Progress Probation prior to March 2020 ONLY, it was removed as of 4/1/2020.
"Probation to Graduation" Workshops
Students on First Time Probation must attend a "Probation to Graduation" workshop in order to have their “Counseling
Hold” removed. Holds will be removed within 24-48 hours after attendance. All other
students on probation are encouraged to attend these workshops to learn more about
probation and how to return to “good standing.” We’ll discuss important information,
support resources, and steps you can take to stay on track and achieve your goals.
Come with any questions or concerns you have!
We know attending an online workshop can be a challenge for some students. If you are unable to attend a workshop, please reach out to us to explore alternative options with our front staff through online chat or via email.
Sign up for a Probation to Graduation Workshop.
Students at MiraCosta College can be placed on two different types of probation: Academic and/or Progress Probation.
- A student has attempted a minimum of twelve (12) semester units resulting in a grade point average (GPA) of less than a "C" (2.0).
- Academic probation will be removed when the student's cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher.
- A student has attempted at least twelve (12) semester units and fifty percent (50%) or more of the attempted units resulted in grades of "W" (withdrawal), "I" (incomplete), "NC" (no credit), or "NP" (no pass).
- Progress probation will be removed when the percentage of units completed is above fifty percent (50%) of the attempted units.
- Students placed on probation are notified of their Academic Standing by an Admissions and Records email after each semester. Academic standing is also posted on their permanent record.
- A student on academic or progress probation for two (2) consecutive semesters may be subject to dismissal from the college.
- Probation is based on cumulative coursework and may take several semesters to improve.
- If you're on academic or progress probation, you could lose eligibility for certain types of financial aid or military affiliated benefits. Contact the Financial Aid Office or Veterans Services for more information.
Have Questions or Concerns?
Have a quick question or need some information? Email with one of our counseling specialists. You can expect a response within 24-48 hours. Please include your name and student ID number. firstname.lastname@example.org.