All CSUSM students in degree programs are assigned an academic standing at the end of each fall and spring semester. They include: good, academic probation, and academic disqualification. Standing is assigned based on your cumulative GPAs (resident GPA and overall GPA, including transfer credit), as well as the total number of units earned.
Below is a description of each standing type for undergraduate degree programs. Please see the Graduate Studies and Research page for more information on Academic Standing for Graduate students.
Prior academic standing was Academic Probation and the cumulative CSUSM GPA or cumulative overall GPA (including transfer credit) is below the following thresholds, by units earned:
1.50 GPA for 0-29 units
1.70 GPA for 30-59 units
1.85 GPA for 60-89 units
1.95 GPA for 90 or more units
We are committed to your success and ensuring you get all the support you need to return to or remain on good academic standing. Below are links to resources available to all CSUSM students.
First & Second Year Students: Academic Success Recovery Courses UNIV 180-1 and UNIV 180-2
New Transfer Students: Academic Success Recovery Course UNIV 302-3
Continuing Juniors and Seniors: Personalized Academic Success Services
To be eligible to re-enroll at CSUSM following Academic Disqualification, undergraduate students must submit a Reinstatement Petition. The petition must provide evidence that the barriers or factors that caused the previous low GPA have been removed. Petitions are reviewed by the Dean of the college of your major.
A few things to consider prior to submitting a petition:
The best place to start for assistance with the reinstatement process (including a plan for success), is the office of Personalized Academic Success Services. In addition:
When you are ready, you may submit your Reinstatement Petition using the form available on the Academic Advising website. Don't forget that if you have not attended for two or more semesters, you will also need to submit an application for admission. You can do this!