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.
All students on Academic Probation at the end of Winter Quarter 2022 will be emailed about their required intervention at the end of the quarter. Below are the interventions required.
Must Schedule a Required Academic Probation Appointment with an advisor.
If you are in EOP or CP Scholars, you can meet with your specific EOP or CP Scholars advisor to fulfill this requirement.
Have to meet with an advisor:
Required Academic Probation Appointment with an Advisor
Optional Additional Support: Complete the Transfer Academic Success Program
Please see the Canvas that you were enrolled in for more details about the program.
New transfer students who are on AP for the 2nd time, will follow the requirement based on their CPSLO Cumulative GPA.
Have two options to choose between:
Option # 1: Attend a virtual workshop
Please sign up for an AP workshop to receive the Zoom link or room location details.
Option # 2: Schedule a Required Academic Probation Appointment with an advisor.
Option # 2: Meet with an advisor during our virtual drop-in hours.
Disqualified students will be allowed to stay enrolled for Spring Quarter 2022 to work on improving your GPA, per the policy
You 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 will be required to Schedule an Appointment with Kim Marsalek or Katie McGuire by April 15th 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: