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Academic Probation and Disqualification

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Academic Probation Policy

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!

Know Your Status

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 StatusBe 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.

Next Steps

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.

Students below a 2.0 CPSLO Cumulative GPA

Must meet with an advisor. 

To set up this appointment, contact Engineering Student Services at (805)756-1461, Building 40 Room 115. 

Students in EOP or CP Scholars can meet with their specific EOP or CP Scholars advisor to fulfill this requirement.

Students with a 2.0-2.4 CPSLO Cumulative GPA

Requirement based on number of times on Academic Probation

On Academic Probation 3 or More Times

Must meet with an Advisor.

To set up this appointment, contact Engineering Student Services at (805)756-1461, Building 40 Room 115. 

Students in EOP or CP Scholars can meet with their specific EOP or CP Scholars advisor to fulfill this requirement.

On Academic Probation 1 or 2 Times

Must attend a workshop offered by Engineering Student Services.

Please check your email for details on how to sign up for the workshop.

Students with Above a 2.4 CPSLO Cumulative GPA

Must choose one of two options:

  1. Attend a workshop offered by Engineering Student Services -OR-
  2. Complete a PolyLearn workshop (accessible via the Cal Poly portal) called "Back on Track".
    • To access the “Back on Track” Workshop:
      1. Log on to your portal: https://my.calpoly.edu
      2. On the home tab, locate the “My Classes” portlet
      3. Click the “__ other PolyLearn Access” button
      4. Click on the “Back on Track” link

Disqualified Students Who Had Their Appeal Approved

Will be placed on an Academic Success Contract. 

These students must meet with Kim Marsalek. 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. 

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