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Counseling: Academic Probation & Dismissal

Reflect. Improve. Succeed. Excel. (R.I.S.E.) Program

Antelope Valley College has transitioned from terminologies such as "Academic Probation" or "Academic Dismissal" to mitigate the negative connotations and stigma associated with probation within the community college setting. Through the R.I.S.E. Program's student-centered and equity-focused strategies, R.I.S.E. aims to consciously update its language to mirror the institution's commitment to transforming campus culture and emphasizing inclusivity when students do not meet the minimum academic standards outlined in Title V policy. R.I.S.E. provides individual counseling and purposeful workshops to assist students return to academic good standing with the college. 


Academic Guidance 

Formerly known as Academic Probation. A student is placed on Academic Guidance levels 1, 2, or 3 when the cumulative GPA falls below 2.0.  A student returns to good standing as soon as the GPA reaches to 2.0 or higher.  

Progress Guidance 

Formerly known as Progress Probation. A student is placed on Progress Guidance levels 1, 2, or 3 when W, I and NP grades reaches a completion rate of 50% or less. A student returns to good standing when the completion rate reaches 51% or higher. In other words, having an excess of W, I, NP grades can affect the student completion rate. 


R.I.S.E. Workshops

R.I.S.E. workshops aim to support students who encounter challenges in maintaining a satisfactory academic/progress standing. The primary objective of these workshops is to analyze students' academic records, assess their academic circumstances, establish SMART goals, and formulate a concrete plan of action. Upon completion of the workshop, students will be equipped with resources, strategies, and guidance to restore their standing within the college.


R.I.S.E. Resources

R.I.S.E. Requirements- Download the new summary of requirements for all students with R.I.S.E. (effective Fall 2024). Note: These details are also provided in the email notifications sent to students. 

Video file

R.I.S.E. Booklet - The official R.I.S.E. booklet highlights academic policies and the concepts taught in the Human Development HD101-College Life & Management course. It emphasizes essential topics such as time management, the study cycle, setting SMART goals, utilizing campus resources, and other tools aimed at fostering reflection and motivation to enhance academic achievement. Strategies for improving GPA is also emphasized.

AVC Resources & Support Programs - List of support for students at AVC 




Academic/Progress Guidance Appeal - (Currently Closed for Fall 2024 Semester) Formerly referred to as the Dismissal Appeal, when a student remains on Academic or Progress Guidance status for three consecutive semesters at the college, they are designated as being on Academic or Progress Guidance Level 3. In such instances, the student is mandated to take a one-semester break from enrollment at AVC unless they choose to submit an appeal. Successful appeal submission, with an approval, allows the student to continue their enrollment without the compulsory semester off. The student must fulfill additional R.I.S.E. requirements to advance further.

Reinstatement Petition - When a student who returns to AVC, with Academic/Progress Guidance Level 3 standing, they are required to complete this petition prior to enrollment. Upon approval, student must fulfill additional R.I.S.E. requirements to advance further. 

Review By Dean - When a student intends to enroll in courses exceeding the maximum allowed for the semester, they must submit this petition. This form enables students to seek approval for additional units for the semester. 

Petition to Take a Course for the Third Time - A student must receive permission from Admissions and Records to attempt a class for the third time. Complete the "Petition for Extenuating Circumstances" form and return it to Admissions or email it to



Upcoming Events

Fall Mid-Semester Check-in: This is a mandatory event. 

Monday, October 7 - 11 am to 1 pm

Tuesday, October 8 - 11 am to 1 pm

Wednesday, October 9 - 1 pm to 3 pm

Thursday, October 10 - 1 pm to 3 pm

Location: SSV 236 - Student Services Building

All current R.I.S.E. students will be emailed information on the upcoming mid-semester check-ins during the semester.

Location: Student Services, 2nd Floor, Counseling

Phone: 661-722-6300 ext 6365




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