Academic Standing

Good Academic Standing

Good Academic Standing

Students are considered in good academic standing if their Cal Poly Humboldt cumulative grade point average (GPA) and overall GPA are:

  • 2.0 or above for undergraduate students
  • 3.0 or above for graduate students

 

Academic Probation

Academic Probation

Bachelor's and Second Bachelor's

An undergraduate student seeking a bachelor’s degree, a post-baccalaureate student seeking a second bachelor’s degree, or an unclassified post-baccalaureate student will be placed on academic probation if either the overall grade point average or the cumulative GPA at Cal Poly Humboldt falls below 2.0 (C grade average).

Master's and Credential Students

Graduate students, including those who are classified or conditionally classified, and credential seeking students will be placed on academic probation if their Cal Poly Humboldt cumulative grade point average falls below a 3.0 (B grade average).

A graduate coordinator may also notify a student of academic probation or disqualification for failure to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better in all courses taken to satisfy the requirements of the degree. Graduate students may be placed on probation and/or disqualified for failure to make adequate progress in the program, as defined by the requirements and policies of individual programs, by recommendation of the program faculty and graduate coordinator, and action of the graduate dean. A graduate coordinator may also notify a student of academic probation or disqualification for failure to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better in all courses taken to satisfy the requirements of the degree. Graduate students may be placed on probation and/or disqualified for failure to make adequate progress in the program, as defined by the requirements and policies of individual programs, by recommendation of the program faculty and graduate coordinator, and action of the graduate dean. 

Administrative Academic Probation

Administrative Academic Probation

A student may be placed on administrative-academic probation for any of the following reasons:

  1. Withdrawal from all or a substantial portion of a program of studies in two successive terms or in any three terms. (Note: A student whose withdrawal is directly associated with a chronic or recurring medical condition or its treatment is not to be subject to Administrative-Academic probation for such withdrawal.)

  2. Repeated failure to progress toward the stated degree objective or other program objective, including that resulting from assignment of 15 units of NC (No Credit), when such failure appears to be due to circumstances within the control of the student.

  3. Failure to comply, after due notice, with an academic requirement or regulation, as defined by campus policy which is routine for all students or a defined group of students (examples: failure to complete a required CSU or campus examination, failure to complete a required practicum, failure to comply with professional standards appropriate to the field of study, failure to complete a specified number of units as a condition for receiving student financial aid or making satisfactory progress in the academic program).

A student who has been placed on administrative-academic probation may be administratively disqualified if any of the following occur:

  1. The conditions for removal of administrative-academic probation are not met within the period specified.

  2. The student becomes subject to academic probation while on administrative-academic probation.

  3. The student becomes subject to administrative-academic probation for the same or similar reason that the student has previously been placed on administrative-academic probation, although the student is not currently in such status.

Disqualification

Disqualification

If a student is on academic probation and the Cal Poly Humboldt cumulative GPA is below the following levels, the student will be academically disqualified:

  • Freshmen (<30 units) below 1.50
  • Sophomores (30 to 59.9 units) below 1.70
  • Juniors (60 to 89.9 units) below 1.85
  • Seniors (≥90 units), post-baccalaureate students seeking a second bachelor’s degree below 1.95
  • Unclassified post-baccalaureate graduates below 1.95
  • Graduate student or a credential student below a 3.00

Disqualified students will not be allowed to register unless they are formally reinstated and/or readmitted to the university. A disqualified student may be excluded from attending Cal Poly Humboldt for up to one year or more. Regularly enrolled students who are academically disqualified from Humboldt are not eligible to enroll in coursework through Extended Education. The student must demonstrate that she/he can maintain the minimum GPA at Humboldt. Regularly enrolled students who are academically disqualified from Humboldt are not eligible to enroll in Open University through Extended Education for one academic year. For information regarding the petition process for reinstatement, please contact the Office of the Registrar, SBS 133, 707-826-4101.

Financial aid and veterans educational benefits have satisfactory academic progress criteria that can affect aid eligibility. Baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate level veterans and eligible dependent students will be placed on veteran’s academic probation if their cumulative grade point average at Cal Poly Humboldt falls below a 2.00. Veterans and eligible dependents are permitted a maximum of two semesters on probation before their benefits will be terminated due to unsatisfactory academic progress. Contact the Veterans Certification Officer, LIB 58, 707-826-6272 for information regarding veterans educational benefit criteria.

Financial Aid: Maintaining Eligibility

Veterans Enrollment and Transition Services: Satisfactory Progress Guidelines

Reinstatement

Reinstatement

Disqualified students will not be allowed to register unless they are formally reinstated and/or readmitted to the university. Regularly enrolled students who are academically disqualified from Humboldt are not eligible to enroll in coursework through Extended Education. for additional information.

See Office of Admissions: Disqualification & Reinstatement for additional information.

Undergraduate and Unclassified Post-baccalaureate Students

After the absence period, an admission application is required for reinstatement consideration. Cal Poly Humboldt reserves the right to accept applications for disqualified students during specified application terms only. Please contact the Office of Admissions.

First DQ: Student must take off a minimum of one semester before reapplying.

Second DQ: Student must take off a minimum of a full year before reapplying. Students may be required to take additional time off, or complete courses at a different institution before being readmitted.

Third DQ: No option to reapply to Humboldt. May complete coursework elsewhere and reapply to a different CSU campus.

Graduate and Credential Students

First DQ: Students may be immediately reinstated to the university given a positive recommendation from the graduate program including an agreement by a graduate faculty member to serve as the student’s advisor submitted to the Graduate Studies Office.

Second DQ: Student must take a minimum of one semester off before reapplying. Students may be required to take additional time off. Students may be readmitted to the university given a positive recommendation from the graduate program including an agreement by a graduate faculty member to serve as the student’s advisor. Students will be required to provide a letter with a statement describing the reasons for the academic probation and a plan to address the underlying problems in order to increase the likelihood of success. Both documents will be forwarded to the Graduate Studies Office for processing. After the absence period, an admission application is required for reinstatement consideration. Cal Poly Humboldt reserves the right to accept applications for disqualified students during specified application terms only. Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information.

Third DQ: No option to reapply to Humboldt. May complete coursework elsewhere and reapply to a different CSU campus.

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