Holy ****. I was on academic probation when I left SMC 7 years ago, and I haven't been back since. I also have a 3.8, and have already applied to UCSC and UCSD for winter. I actually mentioned having left SMC on academic probation in my personal statement, just so I could contrast that with my current situation, and to make the case that I'm a totally different student now. Can this really render me ineligible for ALL UC's?
Not to hijack the thread, but now I'm really worried. What the **** do I do?? Especially now that it's been a month since I applied!