Categories of Disqualification (Undergraduate)

Disqualification of Undergraduate Students

First Disqualification: Any student whose cumulative GPA is below a 1.0 will be disqualified immediately without first being placed on probation. In addition, students who were on probation the previous semester are placed in disqualified status if at the end of the next semester either their cumulative total or CSUN GPA falls below the GPA listed for each class level (See Table under Academic Standing item 3. “Disqualified Status” in this Catalog). Students who receive a first disqualification will not be eligible to enroll at CSUN through the regular enrollment process for at least one semester. They will need to apply for readmission as a previously disqualified student by posted deadlines. Disqualified students can enroll in Open University through CSUN’s Tseng College for up to 24 units (including Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer courses), or can take transferable courses at other institutions. In order to gain readmission, students will be expected to demonstrate ability to succeed in university-level classes. For admission deadlines, see the Admissions Calendar.

Second Disqualification: Students who receive a second disqualification are not permitted to continue to enroll in CSUN courses through the regular enrollment process for at least one semester. An application for readmission as a previously disqualified student by posted deadlines is required. Students disqualified for a second time can enroll in Open University through CSUN’s Tseng College for up to 24 units (including Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer courses) or can take transferable courses at other institutions. In order to gain readmission, students will be expected to demonstrate ability to succeed in university-level classes. Readmitted students are subject to all of the regulations described in Academic Standing item 4. “Readmitted Under Academic Performance Agreement (APA)” in this Catalog. Students who fail to earn a minimum 2.0 semester GPA will receive a third disqualification. For admission deadlines, see the Admissions Calendar.

Third Disqualification: Students who receive a third disqualification are not eligible to seek readmission to the University for a minimum of 5 years after the final day of the semester during which they received the third disqualification. Students who have been disqualified three times may not retake classes or finish an Incomplete contract for the purpose of raising grades to avoid a third disqualification.

Disqualification of Second Baccalaureate Students

First Disqualification: Students who are pursuing a second baccalaureate degree and who receive a first disqualification will not be eligible to enroll at CSUN through the regular enrollment process for at least one semester. They will need to apply for readmission as a previously disqualified student by posted deadlines. Disqualified second baccalaureate students can enroll in Open University through CSUN’s Tseng College for up to 9 units (including Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer courses), or can take transferable courses at other institutions. In order to gain readmission, students will be expected to demonstrate ability to succeed in university-level classes in the second baccalaureate field. For admission deadlines, see the Admissions Calendar.

Second Disqualification: Second baccalaureate students who receive a second disqualification are not eligible to seek readmission to the University for a minimum of 5 years after the final day of the semester during which they received the second disqualification. Second baccalaureate students who have been disqualified two times may not retake classes or finish an Incomplete contract for the purpose of raising grades to avoid a second disqualification.

Procedures (if applicable): Second baccalaureate students impacted by the policy will be notified using the existing process and timeline in place for undergraduate students.

Related Topics

Academic Standing for Undergraduates (Good Standing, Probation and Disqualified Status)

Readmission of Previously Disqualified Students

Academic Reinstatement to the University