COVID-19 Update: If you had a "Counseling Hold" on your SURF account due to Academic or Progress Probation, it has been removed as of 4/1/2020. You are not required to attend a Probation to Graduation workshop and will not have a hold on your student account due to probation. Please know the Counseling Department is here to support you through online Information Sessions, Express Chat, appointments, and email. See below for additional resources and information.
Connect with a Counselor
Counselors are available for you to ask questions and connect to resources; you can connect with counselors and the Counseling Services staff here.
Probation Support Information Sessions
Attend an online Probation Support Info Session to learn more about your probation status 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!
Sign Up for A probation support information session
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. Probation@miracosta.edu