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, 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.
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.
Must meet with an advisor.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are in EOP or CP Scholars, you can meet with your specific EOP or CP Scholars advisor to fulfill this requirement.
Have the option to meet with an advisor.
Schedule an Appointment (optional)
If you do not meet with an advisor, you are highly encouraged to review this webpage for resources.
Will be placed on an Academic Success Contract.
You will receive an email from the Director of Engineering Student Services, Kim Marsalek. This email will contain your Academic Success Contract that outlines the requirements needed to maintain your active student status at Cal Poly.
You are encouraged to Schedule an Appointment with an advisor if you would like to receive additional support or have questions.
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.
Now that you have reviewed your options above, below is the process to follow for a course or term withdrawal within the College of Engineering (CENG).
Below is the process you will follow to withdraw from a course within the College of Engineering.
Below is the process you will follow to withdraw from a course outside of the College of Engineering.
Below is the process you will follow to withdraw from a course within the College of Engineering after the 7th week of instruction. A withdrawal during this time is considered an Emergency Withdrawal and will require further documentation.
Below is the process you will follow to withdraw from the term as a student in the College of Engineering. A term withdrawal may impact your graduation timeline. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you want to discuss the impact of a term withdrawal.
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!
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: