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A student is placed on academic probation if his/her cumulative or CSUN grade point average (GPA) drops below 2.0. Once both the overall and CSUN GPAs are 2.0 or higher the student will be removed from academic probation. (Note: The Major GPA does not affect Probation Status.)
To get off probation a student must raise his or her overall and CSUN GPAs above 2.0. This can be done by:
No. The rules cited above are specifically those of CSUN; the rules of other universities may be quite different. This is of particular importance to students who expect to seek admission to graduate and professional programs—medical schools, dental schools, pharmacy schools, and the like—because admission committees at such institutions commonly calculate GPAs using ALL grades earned, both original and repeat.
A disqualified student may not enroll in classes. Disqualification occurs when a student's GPA falls below a critical level that varies depending on the number of units the student has completed. An student on academic probation is subject to disqualification when his or her GPA in all units attempted or in all units attempted at the campus where enrolled falls below:
|1.50||For Freshman (fewer than 30 units)|
|1.70||For Sophomores (30-59 units)|
|1.85||For Juniors (60-89 units)|
|1.95||For seniors (90 or more units)|
A student who receives notice of academic disqualification should immediately contact an advisor in the SSC-EOP office (EH 2126) to discuss his or her options. Readmission to the university may be possible, but there are very specific rules that must be followed.
Additional information regarding probation and disqualification can be found at the CSUN Undergraduate Programs, Policies, and Procedures website.