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Students who have been dismissed from the college because of academic deficiency or misconduct may petition for readmission to the program or the college no sooner than one term following official notification of the dismissal. Petitions for readmission will be heard by an Academic Standards Committee appointed by the college president. The Committee will include members of the faculty, one member of the student personnel staff, and the chief student personnel officer. (See special requirements for READMISSION OF NURSING STUDENTS in the Allied Health section.)

Readmission will be granted only to those students who have the required ability and can show that their previous academic problems were due to extraordinary and compelling circumstances that adversely affected their progress.

Petitioners must resubmit all the admission materials required in the first-time admission unless this requirement is waived by the chief student personnel officer. The Academic Standards Committee may allow the petitioner to appear before the Committee, if given timely notice.

If the Committee denies the request for readmission, the petitioner may appeal for a rehearing before the president of the college. The appeal for a rehearing must show:

  • That there are new or extraordinary circumstances, not known by or available to the petitioner at the time of the original petition for readmission, which adversely and severely affected the petitioner's ability to meet the academic standards, or
  • That the procedures employed by the Committee failed to give the petitioner a fair hearing.

The decision of the president is final and is not subject to review.

A petition for readmission must be made on a form obtained in the Student Services Office. The form must be signed by the academic advisor, the chief student personnel officer, and the dean of the college. The chief student personnel officer will route the petition to the proper committee for review.

A student in the Associate Degree in Nursing program who has been denied readmission may re-petition no sooner than three calendar years from the date of his/her original petition. If the nursing student is readmitted, then withdraws or fails, the student will not be allowed to petition again.

Every student who re-enters the college after an absence of one term or more may be required to submit to a physical, psychological, or psychiatric exam if it is in the best interest of the student and the District. The chief student personnel officer will be responsible for making this determination. The applicant will pay expenses related to the examination.

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