Academic Probation

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 and your academic journey.  Here are some things to know:

Understand the Policy and Resources Available

The Mustang Success Center has put together a comprehensive webpage that covers the following topics:

  • Understanding the Academic Probation & Disqualification Policy
  • Frequently Asked Questions about being on Academic Probation/Disqualification
  • What is next?
  • Getting back on track
  • Academic Support

CHECK IT OUT HERE: http://advising.calpoly.edu/academic-probation-support 

Complete Your AP Requirement

Students on Academic Probation in the College of Engineering are held to specific requirements.  These requirements will differ by a student's cumulative GPA, class level, and academic history.  All students will receive an email stating exactly what they are required to do.  Students who fail to complete the requirements below by the deadline stated in the email, will have a hold placed on their registration. Below is a summary of the requirements engineering students on academic probation will complete:

  • Students with below a 2.0 CPSLO cumulative GPA must meet with an advisor no later than Oct. 26th or a registration hold will be placed until the appointment is completed.  To set up this appointment, contact Engineering Student Services at (805)756-1461, Building 40 Room 115.
  • Students with a 2.0-2.4 CPSLO cumulative GPA AND have been on AP 3 or more times must meet with an advisor no later than Oct. 26th or a registration hold will be placed until the appointment is completed.  To set up this appointment, contact Engineering Student Services at (805)756-1461, Building 40 Room 115.
  • Students with a 2.0-2.4 CPSLO cumulative GPA AND have been on AP 1 or 2 times must attend a workshop offered by Engineering Student Services, students should check email for dates/times of worshops.  
  • Students with above a 2.4 CPSLO cumulative GPA will be enrolled in a PolyLearn workshop (accessable via the Cal Poly portal) called "Back on Track".  This online workshop must be completed by Oct. 26th or a registration hold will be placed until the workshop is completed.
  • Students who were disqualified and had their appeal approved, will be placed on an Academic Success Contract.  These students must meet with Kim Marsalek by Sept. 28th.  To set up this appointment, contact Engineering Student Services at (805)756-1461, Building 40 Room 115.  Students in this category will then be required to submit a grade progress check and meet with an advisor as a follow-up by Oct. 26th.