In order to receive a fee waiver in 2016, California Community college students will have to maintain a 2.0 GPA for two consecutive terms and complete at least half of their units with a D grade or better, reports the Los Angeles Times.

These new rules come after the California Community Colleges Board of Governors voted to place new minimum academic standards in an effort to help students graduate and transfer more quickly.

Other changes include: 

-Priority enrollment to students who attend orientation sessions and create education plans

-More counseling and support services for students

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