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When a student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA) falls below a 2.0, the student is placed on Probation 1. Students on academic probation have two semesters to raise their cumulative GPA to a 2.0 or higher. If students fail to raise their GPA to a 2.0 after two semesters on probation they will be academically dismissed.

Meeting with your academic success coordinator (ASC)  while on probation is very important to discuss options improving your academic standing. Your ASC can help you with the following topics:

  • Determining the semester GPA needed to return to good standing.  Use the Target GPA tool to estimate the grades needed to reach your GPA goal.  Please note that these calculations are estimated projections. 
  •  Projecting your grades for classes in the current semester.  Use the What If GPA Calculator to estimate how your  grades affect your GPA.  Please note that these calculations are estimated projections.
  •  Assessing whether your intended major is a good option—There are usually several majors that can help you meet your career and academic goals.
  • Retroactive Withdrawal Request.  A Retroactive Withdrawal removes all grades from a previous semester and adjusts the cumulative GPA.  This is an option for a student who experiences extenuating life circumstances.
  • Dismissal appeals - A Dismissal Appeal asks for an additional semester of academic probation to raise a GPA into good standing.
  • GUEST advising—GUEST students, who are not fully admitted into CSU, may take up to six credits per semester.
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