Students' academic progress is reviewed by the Academic Standing Committee (ASC) each semester to determine their academic standing as defined below. The ASC will examine students' records based on Mills academic work, including courses completed through cross-registration. All other transfer courses including domestic exchange/visit and international study courses are not considered in determining academic standing.
Satisfactory Academic Standing
"Warning" is not a notation on the transcript.
Students who are placed on probation will have the permanent notation of "Probation" placed on their transcript for the specific semester in which their academic progress was not satisfactory.
Removal from Probation
Any undergraduate student who fails to complete at least 1 course credit of work can be dismissed automatically without first being placed on probation. Furthermore, students whose GPA is so low that there is little or no prospect of meeting the terms of satisfactory academic progress the next semester may be dismissed by the ASC without first being placed on probation.
Students who are disqualified will have the permanent notation of "Disqualified" on their transcript.
Appeal of Disqualification
Students who successfully appeal the disqualification (dismissal) will have the notation of "Disqualified" replaced by the notation of "Probation" on their transcript. This notation is permanent, except in the case of nursing students who transfer out of the Nursing Program into either the BA or BS program and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
Academic Standing Committee (ASC)
For more information, including the ASC meeting schedule, contact the M Center. The petition to the ASC is available online.
Student Misconduct and Expulsion
Cases involving misconduct are customarily heard by the student Judicial Board established by the Associated Students of Mills College (ASMC) Constitution. Such cases are subject to the specific procedures established from time to time by the ASMC Constitution, unless the College exercises its right to decide the case as described below.
The College reserves its right at all times to suspend or expel a student, whether or not the Judicial Board has acted in the matter, provided that the student be given:
In addition, the College may suspend any student on an interim basis of no more than 10 class days without notice of any other procedure in the event of conduct involving an imminent threat to the health or safety of the student or any other person. The president of the College may delegate the investigation or hearing of any disciplinary case to a committee appointed by the president to provide the procedural rights noted above.
The College is not obligated to afford any procedural rights or remedies to students in cases involving misconduct that results in a decision to suspend or expel, except the procedures outlined above including the tuition adjustment schedule and the return of Title IV aid.
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