Dismissal & Reinstatement

Standards for Dismissal 

For purposes of this section, semesters shall be considered consecutive on the basis of the student's enrollment.

  1. A student who is on academic probation will be dismissed if the student earns a cumulative grade point average of 1.99 or less in all units attempted in each of three consecutive semesters, in courses which were graded on the basis of Mendocino College grading scale.
  2. A student who is on progress probation will be dismissed if the percentage of units in which the student has been enrolled for which entries of "W", "I" and "NC" are recorded in at least three consecutive semesters or exceeds 50%.
  3. Students are dismissed at the end of the Fall and Spring Semesters.
  4. Dismissed students may attend summer session to eliminate academic or progress deficiencies.
  5. Notification of Probation and Dismissal

Notification of Probation and dismissal will be mailed to the student at his/her address of record within a month of distribution of the previous semester's grades. Students will be urged to make an appointment to see a counselor. The student will be advised, on the notification of probation, when and how to remove themselves from probation or dismissal.


  1. Students who have been dismissed from Mendocino College may apply at the Office of Admissions and Records for reinstatement after one semester of non-attendance. Students so applying may be reinstated partially contingent on recommendations from a Petition for Reinstatement (completed by student and counselor).
  2. Students notified of dismissal have the right to appeal the dismissal through the Academic Review Petition. The petition is available from Admissions and Records and should identify any extenuating circumstances (e.g., serious illness, death in immediate family) that led to disqualification.
  3. Petitions must be completed and submitted at the time of registration for the current semester.
  4. Dismissed students may attend Summer Session to improve their deficiencies for readmission.