2022-2023 Cal Poly Humboldt Catalog 
    
    Sep 25, 2022  
2022-2023 Cal Poly Humboldt Catalog

Academic Standing and Probation


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Good Standing

Undergraduate students whose Cal Poly Humboldt cumulative grade point average (GPA) and overall GPA are 2.0 or above are considered in good academic standing. Graduate students whose Cal Poly Humboldt cumulative GPA and overall GPA are 3.0 or above are considered in good academic standing.

Academic Probation and Disqualification

An undergraduate seeking a bachelor’s degree, a post-baccalaureate student seeking a second bachelor’s degree, or an unclassified post-baccalaureate student will be placed on academic probation if either the overall grade point average or the cumulative GPA at Humboldt falls below 2.0 (C grade average). A student may remain on probation for no more than two sequential semesters. After two semesters on academic probation, a student must either return to good academic standing or be disqualified.

If a student is on academic probation and the Cal Poly Humboldt cumulative GPA is below the following levels, the student will be academically disqualified:

  • Freshmen (<30 units) below 1.50
  • Sophomores (30-59.9 units) below 1.70
  • Juniors (60-89.9 units) below 1.85
  • Seniors (≥90 units), post-baccalaureate students seeking a second bachelor’s degree below 1.95
  • Unclassified post-baccalaureate graduate below 1.95

Academic Probation and Disqualification (Graduate)

Graduate students, including those who are classified or conditionally classified, and credential seeking students will be placed on academic probation if their Cal Poly Humboldt cumulative grade point average falls below a 3.0 (B grade average). A graduate coordinator may also notify a student of academic probation or disqualification for failure to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better in all courses taken to satisfy the requirements of the degree. Graduate students may be placed on probation and/or disqualified for failure to make adequate progress in the program, as defined by the requirements and policies of individual programs, by recommendation of the program faculty and graduate coordinator, and action of the graduate dean.

While on academic probation, if a graduate student or a credential student’s cumulative GPA at Cal Poly Humboldt is below a 3.0 for a second consecutive term, the student will be academically disqualified.

Absence Periods and Reinstatement

Disqualified students will not be allowed to register unless they are formally reinstated and/or readmitted to the university.

Regularly enrolled students who are academically disqualified from the university are not eligible to enroll in coursework through Extended Education.

Undergraduate and unclassified post-baccalaureate students

After the absence period, an admission application is required for reinstatement consideration. Cal Poly Humboldt reserves the right to accept applications for disqualified students during specified application terms only. Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information.

First Disqualification: Student must take off a minimum of one semester before reapplying.

Second Disqualification: Student must take off a minimum of a full year before reapplying. Students may be required to take additional time off, or complete courses at a different institution before being readmitted.

Third Disqualification: No option to reapply to Cal Poly Humboldt. May complete coursework elsewhere and reapply to a different CSU campus.

Graduate and credential students

First Disqualification: Students may be immediately reinstated to the university given a positive recommendation from the graduate program including an agreement by a graduate faculty member to serve as the student’s advisor submitted to the Graduate Studies Office.

Second Disqualification: Student must take a minimum of one semester off before reapplying. Students may be required to take additional time off. Students may be readmitted to the university given a positive recommendation from the graduate program including an agreement by a graduate faculty member to serve as the student’s advisor. Students will be required to provide a letter with a statement describing the reasons for the academic probation and a plan to address the underlying problems in order to increase the likelihood of success. Both documents will be forwarded to the Graduate Studies Office for processing. After the absence period, an admission application is required for reinstatement consideration. Cal Poly Humboldt reserves the right to accept applications for disqualified students during specified application terms only. Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information.

Third Disqualification: No option to reapply to Cal Poly Humboldt. May complete coursework elsewhere and reapply to a different CSU campus.

Financial Aid and Veterans Educational Benefits Recipients

Financial aid and veterans educational benefits have satisfactory academic progress criteria that can affect aid eligibility. Baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate level veterans and eligible dependent students will be placed on veteran’s academic probation if their cumulative grade point average at Cal Poly Humboldt falls below a 2.00. Veterans and eligible dependents are permitted a maximum of two semesters on probation before their benefits will be terminated due to unsatisfactory academic progress. Contact Veterans Enrollment and Transition Services for information regarding veterans educational benefit criteria. Contact Financial Aid for information regarding satisfactory academic progress standards for financial aid recipients.

Administrative-Academic Probation and Disqualification

A student may be placed on administrative-academic probation for any of the following reasons:

Withdrawal from all or a substantial portion of a program of studies in two successive terms or in any three terms. (Note: A student whose withdrawal is directly associated with a chronic or recurring medical condition or its treatment is not to be subject to Administrative-Academic probation for such withdrawal.)

Repeated failure to progress toward the stated degree objective or other program objective, including that resulting from assignment of 15 units of NC (No Credit), when such failure appears to be due to circumstances within the control of the student.

Failure to comply, after due notice, with an academic requirement or regulation, as defined by campus policy which is routine for all students or a defined group of students (examples: failure to complete a required CSU or campus examination, failure to complete a required practicum, failure to comply with professional standards appropriate to the field of study, failure to complete a specified number of units as a condition for receiving student financial aid or making satisfactory progress in the academic program).

A student who has been placed on administrative-academic probation may be administratively disqualified if any of the following occur:

  • The conditions for removal of administrative- academic probation are not met within the period specified.
  • The student becomes subject to academic probation while on administrative- academic probation.
  • The student becomes subject to administrative- academic probation for the same or similar reason that the student has previously been placed on administrative-academic probation, although the student is not currently in such status.

Special Cases of Administrative-Academic Disqualification

An appropriate campus administrator in consultation with academic department, Dean of the College, and/or other appropriate parties, may disqualify a student who at any time during enrollment in a program leading to professional licensure or credential, has demonstrated behavior so contrary to the established standards and criteria of the profession for which the student is preparing as to render the student unfit for the profession. In such cases, disqualification will occur immediately upon notice to the student, which shall include an explanation of the basis for the action, and the campus may require the student to discontinue enrollment as of the date of the notification.

Students who have been disqualified, either academically or administratively may not enroll in any regular campus session (e.g., open university), and may be denied admission to other educational programs operated or sponsored by the University.

Graduate Student Administrative-Academic Probation and Disqualification

For policy specific to graduate students, see “Master’s Degree Requirements ”.

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