Engineering Student Services Team
Many students face academic difficulty at some point in their college careers—you are not alone! There are many people across campus that are here to support you in your academic journey.
Students whose term/quarter, CPSLO, or Higher Ed GPAs fall below 2.0 will be placed on academic probation (AP). Being on academic probation causes many students (and supporters) to feel confused, overwhelmed, and stressed. If that's you, take a deep breath-we're here to help!
First, it helps to understand your status. The academic probation policy breaks down varying levels of severity into two statuses: Academic Probation Status and Disqualification Status. Be sure to read the difference between these statuses and learn more about which applies to you.
Note that disqualification status does not automatically equate to dismissal from the university.
Below are the Disqualification Thresholds to be aware of:
Students in the College of Engineering will be required to participate in a tailored intervention as a means of providing support and to promote student success. All students will receive an email stating exactly what they are required to do and the deadline for completing it.
All students on Academic Probation at the end of Fall Quarter 2023 must complete their intervention by Friday, February 2, 2024.
First year freshman will be placed in the appropriate First Year Success Program.
First year transfers on Academic Probation for the first time will be placed in the Transfer Academic Success Program (TASP). TASP will require that you meet with an Advisor. If you are on Academic Probation for a second time, you will be required to complete the interventions outlined below.
These programs are designed to give students the skills, resources, and support they need to be successful in future quarters at Cal Poly.
Must complete both steps 1 and 2:
If you are in EOP, you can meet with your specific EOP advisor to fulfill this requirement.
If you are a CP Scholar, you can meet with any advisor in our office to fulfill this requirement.
Required to complete one of the options below:
Option # 1: Meet with an advisor during our virtual drop-in hours.
Option # 2: Attend a virtual workshop to learn about important resources and meet with a group of awesome advisors:
Required to complete an Academic Probation Reflection Form.
Disqualified students were notified of their status after fall quarter. You were emailed a link to make an appeal by Tuesday, January 2nd at 5 p.m., which you are recommended to complete.
If your appeal was approved, you were placed on an Academic Success Contract and emailed the contract to sign. You will be required to Schedule an Appointment with Kim Marsalek or Katie Jennings to review your contract and discuss success strategies for your upcoming quarter.
It's important to reflect on how your quarter went and how you would like to approach future quarters to meet your academic goals. We recommend reviewing each of these categories to get more information on resources and skills that could help you improve your academic performance.
It is important to set small, attainable goals to help move you toward your long term goal. There are also resources that can help with goal-setting and moving forward.
To understand what your best next step is, please review the Drops, Withdraws, and Leaves policy.
You will first need to request that Engineering Student Services create the withdrawal form for you in Adobe Sign. This step is just a request and does not start the official withdrawal form. Please see Step # 3 for the next step.
You will receive an Adobe Sign copy of the form in your Cal Poly email inbox. Please keep a look out for the form so that you can officially fill it out and sign it.
Once you sign, the form will automatically be routed through Adobe Sign to the next individuals for signatures. This process can take some time. We recommend for a course withdrawal, that you notify your instructor that a form will be sent to them for a signature.
Once the form is completed, you will receive a copy and should see the grade change to a "W" in the next several days.
Multicultural Engineering Program
Our advisors are here to support you! Our program sends out biweekly newsletters to keep you updated on resources and events! Visit our website to learn more!
Writing & Learning Center
Tutoring services and writing support are free to use. Make your appointment online!
Also check out the Engineering Help Hub (canvas course with Zoom link) to meet informally with peers and classmates for support in your courses!
Study Strategies Library &
Academic Skills Center
Both of these resources are designed to enrich academic development. Includes workshops and resources for academic support.
Campus Health & Wellbeing
Visit Campus Health & Wellbeing's page to stay up to date on current information and connect with Health Services or Counseling Services by calling their line. They also have counselors that can meet with you virtually!
Health Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
Counseling Services: email@example.com
Study Sessions & Supplemental Workshops
Group tutoring sessions provide a collaborative learning environment for STEM courses. Supplemental workshops are led by trained peer facilitators and are designed to help you master course concepts. These will now be offered virtually - check out their website for more information!
Study Session: firstname.lastname@example.org
Supplemental Workshops: email@example.com
Student Academic Services
Student Academic Services (SAS) is a network of academic services, advisors,and activities designed to assist you in excelling at Cal Poly and in enhancing your learning skills.
Academic Skills Center:
Black Academic Excellence Center:
Cal Poly Scholars:
Educational Opportunity Program: