Academic Probation is a warning that your academic performance is below the minimum required for graduation. An undergraduate student is subject to academic probation if at any time the cumulative grade point average or institutional grade point average falls below 2.0. If this occurs, the student must meet with their advisor to identify academic difficulties and to complete a probationary contract.
The student services center is committed to providing you with the information and guidance necessary for you to get back on track. Most students seem to benefit from following the guidelines of time management and terms of a probationary contract. Our focus is to help you identify and discuss the possible causes of poor academic performance with you and suggest some ways you may resolve these issues.
If a probationary student does not comply with contract requirements, a hold may be placed on registration. Compliance includes maintaining regular sessions with an academic advisor and registering for courses recommended on your probationary contract. Records are kept to document students’ use of services and progression.
A Probation Contract is designed to help the student make steady improvement towards improving their GPA. A contract may include:
An undergraduate student may be placed on probation for any of the following reasons:
As a probationary student, you are required to keep an appointment with your assigned advisor at least twice during the academic semester. Students should take the initiative in seeking advisement and develop close relationships with their advisors.
The probationary student and advisor shall establish a written probationary contract and agree on specific limitations. The student shall be removed from academic probation when the cumulative grade point average in all college work attempted and the cumulative grade point average at CSUDH is 2.0 or higher. An extension of time may be granted to meet the required 2.0 GPA if all requirements of contract are met and is making progress towards the degree. In order to do this effectively, students should:
Failure To Adhere To The Above Responsibilities Can Jeopardize Your Status As A Student And May Result In Termination From The University.
If you have a STEPS probation hold you will need to register for and attend a STEPS workshop.