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Module 1 (Continued)

Some Important DVC Policies and Procedures
  • Registration Priority - To maintain the best possible registration priority, you must make sure to complete orientation, assessment, and maintain a current educational plan.
  • Absence Policy - The instructor may drop students who do not attend the first class meeting, thereby opening a space for students wishing to add the course. If students do not attend the first class meeting, it is still their responsibility to officially drop the class. Students who miss more than two weeks of a term-length course may be dropped by the instructor.
  • Probation and Dismissal Standards - Students are expected to maintain a 2.0 GPA each semester as well as a 2.0 cumulative GPA. In addition, students are expected to complete at lease 50% of the courses they attempt each semester. Failure to hold to either of these standard will result in probation. Failure to do so for three or more semesters will result in dismissal.
  • Repeating Course and Academic Renewal - When students receive a substandard grade ("D," "F," or "NP") for a course, they may repeat it once in order to have only the new grade, if higher, used when their grade point average is computed. Otherwise, students may choose to do Academic Renewal which allows students to have up to 24 units of substandard grades ("D," "F," or "NP") which are not reflective of a student's demonstrated academic ability, excluded from their grade point average calculation without having to repeat the course. To be eligible, students must have received 20 consecutive units of "C" grade work or better within the district or any other accredited college or university since the substandard grades were earned. To be considered consecutive, all units earned in a given semester must be "C" grade work or better.
  • Incomplete Grades - An incomplete grade must be made up no later than one calendar year following the grade assignment or it will automatically revert to the alternate grade assigned by the instructor.
  • Maximum Units - Student may take a maximum of 18 units in fall or spring and a maximum of 9 units in the summer. If students wish to exceed these maximums, they must petition to do so.

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