Academic Disqualification

Academic disqualification occurs when a student does not meet the class level minimum GPA requirements to remain a student at CSUDH. Students who are academically disqualified are discontinued and may no longer be able to enroll in classes.

Class Level Minimum GPAs

An undergraduate student on academic probation is subject to academic disqualification if the CSUDH and/or overall GPA(s) fall below the applicable class level minimum GPA below:

Class LevelMinimum GPA
Freshman (0 - 29 units completed)1.5
Sophomore (30 - 59 units completed)1.7
Junior (60 - 89 units completed)1.85
Senior (90+ units completed)1.95

 

 Students who are not on probation may be disqualified at the end of any term in which the CSUDH and/or overall GPA(s) fall below 1.0.

Students whose CSUDH and overall GPAs are above their class level minimum, but below 2.0, will remain on academic probation.

Academic Disqualification Petition Process

A student may petition the academic disqualification decision only one time by submitting the following documents:

  1. Petition for Exception form ($10 fee). Student may explain and include documentation of what is perceived to be the main causes of the academic difficulties and information regarding any extenuating circumstances affecting academic performance.
  2. Verified plan (found within the Academic Disqualification Advisement form, signed by an advisor from the University Advisement Center) which demonstrates that the student will increase her/his grade point average to 2.0 or higher within one academic year when achieving a C or higher in all projected classes
  3. Verification of enrollment in the projected classes for the next summer and fall semesters (fall semester is sufficient if student's plan does not include summer courses)

For information regarding how to meet with an advisor regarding academic disqualification, visit our Contact Us page.