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Counseling: Academic Probation & Dismissal

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

Welcome to the Antelope Valley College Reflect. Improve. Succeed. Excel. (R.I.S.E.) Program page. Our office provides individual counseling and workshops with the specific purpose of assisting students to regain academic good standing with the college. 


Probation/Dismissal Workshops

Our workshops are designed to assist students who are having difficulty with successfully maintaining a "good standing" status in their academic/progress achievement. The purpose of the workshop is to understand your academic record, evaluate your academic situation, create SMART goals and develop a Plan of Action.  By the end of the workshop, students are empowered with tools, strategies, advisement, and specific goals to get back to good standing with the college.


Academic Probation - A student is placed on Academic Probation when the cumulative GPA falls below 2.0.  A student is placed back in good standing as soon as the GPA raises to 2.0 or higher.  

Progress Probation - A student is placed on Progress Probation when W, I and NP grades reach the level of 51% or more.  A student will be placed back in good standing when the W, I, an NP grades are 50% or less. 


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

Video file

R.I.S.E. Booklet - Download and utilize to help start you on the path toward greater academic success.

Dismissal Appeal - A student will be dismissed when on Academic Probation or Progress Probation for three consecutive semesters.  If this appeal is submitted and approved, the student will avoid dismissal from the college and continue onto the next term.  There are other requirements to be completed if the appeal is approved.  Contact the RISE office for the additional requirements.  

Reinstatement Petition - A student who has been dismissed from the college, and desires to return, this petition is required.  If approved, there are other requirements to be completed before enrollment into a term.  Contact the RISE office for the additional requirements.  

Review By Dean - A student may request for an increase in maximum units allowed for a term, probation/dismissal status, and/or permission to enroll in intersession/Summer term with this petition.  

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

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

Upcoming Events

Please refer to this page for future events, such as the next Mid-Semester Check-in in October 2024 for the summer/fall 2024 semester.

Location: Student Services, 2nd Floor, Counseling

Phone: 661-722-6300 ext 6365




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