Student Success & Retention Program

Supporting Student Success

Student Success and Retention Program 
Probation and Reinstatement workshops, completion of Financial Aid Appeal, appointments with counselors, LMC Connect (Starfish) assistance.    

February 5 – May 17 

Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm

Friday: 9:00am-1:00pm

(925) 473-7488 
studentsuccess@losmedanos.edu     

Spring 2024 Academic Progress Report due March 11 - March 15

If you are experiencing academic challenges it is HIGHLY encouraged that you speak with your instructor for additional assistance, utilize office hours or online tutorial services, or schedule an appointment to meet with a SSRP counselor.  Counseling services remain available via telephone appointments or Zoom (internet).

Schedule an appointment with SSRP counselor

The mission of the Student Success and Retention Programs is to educate students on how to return to good academic standing, support students in choosing and declaring a major, and to encourage students who are academically under prepared. In addition, we work towards identifying resources to support student success as students work towards achieving their academic and career goals.

ACADEMIC STANDING

Click the following words below to help you understand how your academic standing is determined

  • Good Standing

    You have attempted 12 or more units and have successfully completed more than 50% of your units with grades other  than ‘W’, ‘I’, or ‘NC/NP’, and maintained a cumulative GPA of 2.0 

  • Academic/Progress Alert 

    Academic Alert I: Students who fail to achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better

    Progress Alert I: Students who fail to complete more than 50% of their attempted units with grades

    These students will:

    • Have a hold placed on their record
    • Be required to successfully complete the online Alert I/Student Success Workshop

    Academic Alert II: Students who fail to achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better for two consecutive terms

    Progress Alert II: Students who fail to complete more than 50% of their attempted units with grades

    These students will:

    • Have a hold placed on their record
    • Be required to attend an Alert II Workshop and complete an Alert II Petition 
    • Must achieve a 2.0 cumulative GPA or better and complete 100% of their attempted units or be placed on Dismissal status

    Other Consequences

    • Loss of Priority Registration
    • Loss of California Promise Grant
    • Potential loss of Financial Aid Award

    NOTE: Participation in Alert II Workshop does not guarantee a lift of the enrollment hold on your records.

  • Academic/Progress Dismissal

    Academic Dismissal: Students who fail to achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better for three consecutive primary terms

    Progress Dismissal: Students who fail to complete more than 50%  of their attempted units for three consecutive primary terms

    These students will:

    • Have a hold placed on their record and will be prohibited from enrolling in additional courses within the Contra Costa Community College District
    • Must attend a Reinstatement Workshop and complete a Petition for Reinstatement
    • If conditionally approved, they must successfully complete a COUN 34N course before enrolling
    • Will be limited to enroll in a maximum of 9 units.
    • Must achieve a cumulative 2.0 GPA or better and complete 100% of their attempted units

    Other Consequences

    • Loss of Priority Registration
    • Loss of California Promise Grant
    • Loss of Financial Aid Award
    • May also be required to sit out for a semester within the Contra Costa Community College District (Contra Costa College, Diablo Valley College, and Los Medanos College).

    NOTE: Participation in Reinstatement Workshop does not guarantee a lift of the enrollment hold on your records.