What is Disqualification?
Any student whose total 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 Total or CSUN GPA falls below the GPA listed for each class level (See Table below)
GPA at the Time of Disqualification
Freshman (1-29 units earned)
Sophomore (30-59 units earned)
Junior (60-89 units earned)
Senior (90+ units earned)
What do I need to do to get readmitted?
For the College of Business and Economics, all students disqualified will be required to complete our Online Disqualification Workshop. Students may schedule an appointment with an advisor once the workshop is completed and they have received their contract.
How do I get readmitted to the University?
Students with one or two prior disqualifications from CSUN may be considered for readmission to the College of Business and Economics when they meet all of the following conditions:
- Show consistent academic success since the last disqualification. Grades of Incomplete, W, or grades below “C” are not considered to be a demonstration of academic success.
- Raise CSUN and total grade point averages (GPAs) by a significant amount PRIOR to readmission.
- Must achieve significant GPA improvement no later than previous spring for a fall admission cycle; no later than previous summer for a spring admission cycle.
- Complete your lower division business core requirements. If you have successfully completed your lower division business core, complete your upper division business core requirements for your chosen major. For example, complete MGT 360 and BUS 302/L if you are planning to pursue Management.
- IF the University accepts applications for returning previously disqualified students, submit an application for admission ON-LINE to the University, with fee, during the INITIAL FILING PERIOD for the appropriate semester. Please consult the Admissions and Records website, www.csun.edu/a&r for initial filing periods each semester.
- Fill out and submit the questionnaire required for previously disqualified students, available through the A&R website.
- Submit official transcripts from any other colleges attended since last enrollment at CSUN.
- College of Business and Economics and University approval for readmission after disqualification is required. Not all students will be readmitted. Not all majors are available at readmission. Some majors are impacted. See department website for additional information.
Can I still take classes at CSUN while I am on Disqualification?
Students may complete up to 24 units through the Tseng College of Extended Learning at CSUN. For enrollment information visit the Tseng College website.
Enrollment at Community Colleges:
Students may complete lower division coursework at a community college. Please seek advisement with a community college counselor and inquire about General Education Certification. See www.assist.org for course equivalencies for CSUN courses. Courses completed at colleges other than CSUN will contribute toward the total (cumulative) GPA, but do not change the CSUN GPA.
- Courses taken at colleges other than CSUN will only affect your total grade point average.
- Please note the University may impose additional conditions for readmission, including completion of General Education Section A and Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam.
- Students will follow the catalog year for the major requirements in effect at the time of readmission. Not all majors available at readmission. Some majors have impaction or other restrictions.
- Students who receive a third disqualification may reapply to the University after a minimum waiting period of five years. Students must provide evidence that demonstrates acquired skills or achievements that support a successful return to the University. Students reinstated to the University must meet each semester all criteria established by the University for continued enrollment of readmitted previously disqualified students until both their cumulative total GPA and CSUN GPA return to 2.0. Those who fail to do so will receive a final disqualification and will be given no further opportunities for readmission.
Repeating Courses (Grade Forgiveness)
The University recognizes that undergraduate students may need to repeat one or more courses in order to fulfill degree requirements and to enhance previously acquired skills. However, students should seek academic advisement before deciding to repeat any course. Students should be aware that other institutions (e.g., medical schools, graduate programs, law schools) might not recognize this repeat policy and may not use the forgiven grades in recalculating grade point averages. Here are a few of the provisions for repeating classes. For the complete repeat policy, please click here .
- A maximum of 16 semester units of CSU Northridge coursework in which a student earned a C- or below grade may be repeated for the purpose of excluding grades (grade forgiveness).
- An additional 12 semester units of coursework may be repeated for grade averaging, i.e. both the original grade and the repeat(s) shall be calculated into the student’s total GPA.
- Students cannot improve grades of courses taken at CSUN by repeating them at another institution. Students cannot improve grades of courses taken at another institution by repeating them at CSUN.
- Undergraduate students may take an individual course no more than two times. Only one repeat per course is permitted for improving the grade, with the higher of the two grades counted in the student’s GPA.
The College of Business and Economics WILL enforce the third enrollment policy. During registration, enrollments will be monitored. Students found to have enrolled in a course for the third time WILL BE dropped from that course. Permission for excess enrollment may be requested from the Associate Dean. You can contact the Associate Dean's Office if you need to repeat a course for the third time. Permission will be given in cases of serious and compelling reasons. This requires evidence that conditions have changed such that prior performance in that course will NOT be repeated. NOTE: Having received a "W" for a course counts as a course enrollment.
How to Calculate a Grade Point Average (GPA)
To calculate your grade point average:
- Add total # of units attempted
- Add total # of grade points received
- Divide total # of grade points received by total # of units attempted
Note: Courses taken for C/NC do not count in determining your GPA.
The values are as follows:
Click here for a Grade Point Table (.pdf).
Project Your GPA:
You can also project your GPA by adding your current units to the total of units attempted and dividing this by the total number of Grade Points Earned (include the grade point for the current semester). This will give you a projected GPA.
Example: Student has a current GPA of 1.95 and has a total of 45 units attempted and 105 grade points earned. Student is currently taking 12 units. Add the 12 units to the 45 units attempted for a total of 57 units attempted. Then project what grades you will get in each class. Let’s say that this student will receive a B (9), C (6), D (3), D (3). The total grade points will be 21, add this to the current 105 grade for a total of 126. You then divide 126/57=2.21 GPA.
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Last Reviewed:October 05, 2010