2018-2019 Catalog

Scholastic Probation and Disqualification

Administrative-Academic Probation

A graduate student may be placed on administrative-academic probation by action of appropriate campus officials for any of the following reasons:

  1. withdrawal from all or a substantial portion of a program of study in two successive terms or in any three terms.
  2. repeated failure to progress toward the stated degree objective or other program objective (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, which is routine for all students or for a defined group of students (example: failure to take placement tests, failure to complete a required practicum, failure to satisfy GWAR).

When such action is taken, the student shall be notified in writing and shall be provided with the conditions for removal from probation and the circumstances that would lead to disqualification, should probation not be removed.

Administrative-Academic Disqualification

A student who has been placed on administrative-academic probation may be disqualified from further attendance if:

  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 for which he/she has been placed on administrative-academic probation previously, although not currently in such status.

When such action is taken, the student shall receive written notification including an explanation of the basis for the action.

Academic Probation and Disqualification

Academic probation and disqualification regulations differentiate between students enrolled in a graduate program and those enrolled in classified postbaccalaureate status.

  1. Conditionally classified and classified graduate students and graduate credential students are placed on scholastic probation if they fail to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in all postbaccalaureate units attempted. If they do not bring their grade point average up to 3.0 in the following semester in residence, they are subject to disqualification from the program in which they are enrolled.
  2. Students who have been disqualified from a master's degree program may be admitted to another degree program only on the recommendation of the department concerned and with the approval of the appropriate school dean.
  3. Classified postbaccalaureate students are placed on scholastic probation if their grade point average falls below 2.5. If they do not bring the grade point average up to 2.5 in the following semester in residence, they are disqualified from pursuing work at the University.
  4. Students disqualified for academic deficiency may not enroll in any regular session of the campus without permission from the appropriate school dean and may be denied admission to other educational programs operated or sponsored by the campus.
  5. Students attempting a second baccalaureate degree are subject to the same probation and disqualification standards as undergraduate seniors.

Reinstatement of Academically Disqualified Students

The reinstatement of an academically disqualified post-baccalaureate or graduate student is by special action only. Students must submit a Petition for Reinstatement, available in the Office of Graduate Studies, located in WH 445. Students cannot apply for readmission through an online or other paper university application.
Students will only be considered for reinstatement after a minimum of one semester non-attendance following academic disqualification. Approval of reinstatement is partially based on evidence that the causes of previous low achievement have been removed or resolved. At minimum, petitions for reinstatement must include a Statement of Low Achievement which explains, in detail, how the causes of low achievement have been corrected and what plans are in place to insure future academic success. Students may choose to provide supplemental evidence which could include, but not be limited to, transcripts of coursework completed after disqualification, medical testimony and/or other objective evidence.
To prove their academic ability, academically disqualified post-baccalaureate and graduate students may complete courses through CSUDH Open University or at other accredited academic institutions. All coursework completed must be applicable for degree credit if reinstated students will receive content credit for coursework completed. Grades earned elsewhere will not reduce the CSUDH grade-point deficiency or change the CSUDH grade-point average. These grades serve only as indicators of academic ability. Units earned will not be counted towards university residency requirements. Successful completion of coursework does not guarantee reinstatement to the university or graduate/post-baccalaureate program.
Petitions for Reinstatement and supplemental attachments must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies. Submission deadlines are as follows:

Petitions for Reinstatement Submission Deadlines

Reinstatement Term Submission Deadlines
Fall SemesterMay 31st
Spring SemesterDecember 15th
Summer SemesterNot Accepted

The petition will be reviewed by the Reinstatement Review Committee which is made up of the current program coordinator and select program faculty. The committee reserves the right to request additional information from the student regarding their reinstatement. Students will be notified of the committee decision in writing by the Office of Graduate Studies. Students must allow 4 – 6 weeks for this process. Decisions are final and cannot be appealed.

If the Petition for Reinstatement is approved the student will have to agree to the terms and/or conditions identified by the program. Post-baccalaureate and graduate students are restricted to a maximum of one reinstatement after academic disqualification.