Academic Renewal Regulations

When previously recorded college work is substandard (grades of "D", "F", or "No Credit"), and not reflective of the student's present level of demonstrated ability, a student may petition the Director of Admissions and Records to have the substandard college work disregarded. To petition, the following conditions must be met:

Advanced Standing

A student who presents an official transcript of previous college or university credit may receive credit toward the associate degree from Mendocino College, if the institution was accredited at the time of attendance.

Dismissal & Reinstatement

Notification of Probation and dismissal will be mailed to the student at his/her address of record within a month of distribution of the previous semester's grades. Students will be urged to make an appointment to see a counselor. The student will be advised, on the notification of probation, when and how to remove themselves from probation or dismissal.

Evaluation Of Non-traditional Learning

Mendocino College recognizes that people have equivalent learning experiences in many non-traditional learning experiences. Policies for providing such evaluations include: Credit by Examination, formal military service schools, and military service.

Grading System & Reports

Final grade reports are prepared at the end of each semester and may be obtained through WebAdvisor at . The cumulative grade point average (GPA) is computed by dividing the total number of units a student has attempted into the total number of grade points the student has earned.


Academic Probation - A student who has attempted at least 12 cumulative semester units at Mendocino College as shown by the official academic record shall be placed on academic probation if the student has earned a grade point average of less than 2.0 in all units which were graded on the basis of the Mendocino College grading scale. Progress Probation - A student who was enrolled in a total of at least 12 cumulative semester units at Mendocino College as shown by the official academic record shall be placed on progress probation when the percentage of all units in which entries of "W", "I" and "NC" are recorded reaches or exceeds 50%.

Semester Honors List

To earn the semester honors designation students must complete, in one semester, a total of twelve (12) units which include no grade of D or F. Credit/No Credit grades are not considered as part of the twelve units.


Commencement Ceremony

The Forty-eighth Commencement Ceremony, will be held virtually on Friday, May 21, 2021 at 1pm. 

The ceremony will be streamed via Facebook Live through the college Facebook page. Please join us in celebrating student success.

Graduates that signed up to participate in the ceremony will receive detailed access information via email May 19th.


The California residency requirement has two parts, Act and Intent. To claim residency a student must have lived and shown intent to reside in California by:


Student Success and Support Program

Mendocino College provides matricualtion services to students for the purpose of furthering equality of educational opportunity and academic success.  The purpose of Student Success and Support Program services is to bring the student and the District into agreement regarding the student’s educational goal through the District’s established programs, policies, and requirements. 

Enrollment Fees - Non-Resident

Students who have not resided continuously in California for a period of one year and one day immediately preceding the residency determination date will be subject to non-resident tuition in addition to the enrollment fee and other fees paid by all students.