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Academic Disqualification

Academic Disqualification

Any student whose total GPA is below a 1.0 will be disqualified immediately without first being placed on probation. A student on probation may also be disqualified after the following semester if his/her CSUN or Total GPA is below the minimum level for the class level (See Table below).

Academic Disqualification

Class Level

Require CSUN GPA or Cumulative GPA

Freshman (1-29 units earned)


Sophomore (30-59 units earned)


Junior (60-89 units earned)


Senior (90+ units earned)


Criteria used by the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics for readmission of previously disqualified students

Previously disqualified students must successfully complete the online disqualification workshop in order to schedule an advisement appointment. A academic advisor will issue a "Previously Disqualified Readmission Information Sheet" to students who may qualify for a future readmission. The following are general guidelines used to make readmission recommendations:

  • 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.

  • Complete your lower division business core requirements successfully.

  • If you were disqualified after completion of 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 previously disqualified students, submit an application for readmission through Cal State Apply during the FILING PERIOD.  All supporting documents such as the Previously Disqualified Questionnaire form must be submitted by established deadlines. Please visit the Admissions and Records Returning to CSUN website for additional information.

  • Submit official transcripts from any other colleges attended since last enrollment at CSUN.

  • David Nazarain College of Business and Economics and University approval for readmission after disqualification is required.  Not all students will be readmitted.  Impacted majors such as Accountancy, Finance, and Insurance and Financial Services are not available for readmission consideration.

Enrollment at CSUN through Tseng College

Students may complete up to 24 units through the Tseng College at CSUN.  Prior to enrolling through Tseng College, please consult with a Nazarian College Academic Advisor. 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 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.

ExCEL Academic Success Video

To see Dr. Mark Stevens teaches students on how to experience academic confidence and enjoy learning, please watch this ExCEL Academic Success Video.

Repeat Policy

For details on the Repeat Policy, please refer to the Undergraduate Policy on Repeating Courses.

Advisement Process for Business students on academic disqualification

Previously disqualified students will be required to complete the Disqualification Online Workshop successfully prior to meeting with an advisor. To schedule an appointment with an advisor once the workshop is completed, please call (818) 677-3537.


  • Courses taken at colleges other than CSUN will only affect your total grade point average.

  • 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 are disqualified for a third time 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.