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Academic Disqualification

A few words about Academic Disqualification...
  • Academic disqualification occurs when a student fails to meet the standards for academic performance and progress. Once disqualified, students may not continue to attend CSUSM and a ‘hold’ is placed on their registration.
  • Disqualified students must take a mandatory ‘one out’ semester to develop a comprehensive success plan that demonstrates evidence of academic success that would lead to reinstatement and eventually to graduation.
  • To be Academically Disqualified usually refers to when your final grades are posted to your record and you now have fallen under the required GPA for the corresponding academic levels.  Ordinarily this would happen after having been first placed on Academic Probation the prior semester.
Academic Disqualification of students not previously placed on Probation (very rare):
  • Keep in mind: While students usually will have been placed on Academic Probation the prior semester, the University maintains the right to Academically Disqualify a student without having first placed that student on Academic Probation the prior semester.
  • Per Catalog:
    • Undergraduate students not on academic probation shall be disqualified when: At the end of any term, the student has a cumulative grade point average below 1.0 (a grade of D), and the cumulative grade point average is so low that it is unlikely, in light of their overall education record, that the deficiency will be removed in a reasonable period.
Should you become Academically Disqualified and wish to attempt to return to CSUSM there is a reinstatement petition process you must follow:

 

Disqualification Limits
Academic
Level
Earned Units GPA
Freshman 0-29 Below 1.50
Sophomore 30-59 Below 1.70
Junior 60-89 Below 1.85
Senior 90+ Below 1.95
  • The above class levels show the corresponding GPA which you cannot drop below (again we monitor both your overall GPA and CSUSM GPA.)
  • It is entirely possible to have several consecutive semesters in which you are on probation (below 2.0), but manage to not drop below the Academic Disqualification criteria
  • Calculate your GPA