Academic Disqualification

Undergraduate students on academic probation shall be subject to academic disqualification when:

  • As a freshman (less than 30 semester units completed) thestudent falls below a grade point average of 1.50 in all units attempted or in all units attempted at CSUSM;
  • As a sophomore (30-59 semester units completed) the studentfalls below a grade point average of 1.70 in all units attempted or in all units attempted at CSUSM;
  • As a junior (60-89 semester units completed) the student fallsbelow a grade point average of 1.85 in all units attempted or in all units attempted at CSUSM; or
  • As a senior (90 or more semester units completed) the studentfalls below a grade point average of 1.95 in all units attempted or in all units attempted at CSUSM. 

Academic Disqualification of Students Not on Probation 
Undergraduate students not on academic probation shall be disqualified when:

  • At the end of any term, the student has a cumulative gradepoint 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. 

Students who have been disqualified, either academically or administratively may not enroll in any regular campus session (e.g., open university) without permission from the Office of Registration and Records and may be denied admission to other educational programs operated or sponsored by the University.