Scholastic Probation & Disqualification
Undergraduate Academic Probation and Disqualification
For purposes of determining a student's eligibility to remain at CSU Dominguez Hills, both quality of performance and progress toward her/his objective shall be considered. Such eligibility is based upon a grade-point computation.
An undergraduate student may be placed on administrative academic probation for the following reasons:
- Withdrawal from all or a substantial portion of a program of study in two successive terms or in any three terms (Note: Students with chronic or recurring medical conditions may be exempt).
- Repeated failure to progress toward a degree or other program objective, when circumstances are within their control. This includes a student who receives 15 units of "No Credit" for course work attempted.
- After due notice, an academic requirement or regulation that is routine for all students is not met (e.g. failure to take placement tests, complete required practicum, comply with appropriate professional standards for the discipline, complete the specified number of units, make satisfactory progress as required for financial aid, etc).
If a student is placed on administrative academic probation, a written notification will be provided that describes the circumstances that led to the action, the requirements necessary to be removed from this status, and the conditions that may lead to disqualification.
A student who has been placed on administrative academic probation may be disqualified from further attendance if:
- The conditions for removal of administrative academic probation are not met within the period specified.
- The student becomes subject to academic probation while on administrative academic probation.
- The student becomes subject to administrative academic probation the second time for the same or similar reason(s).
When such action is taken, the student shall receive written notification including an explanation of the basis for the action.
In addition, the Provost may disqualify a student who at any time during enrollment demonstrates behavior unfit for the standards of the profession for which the student is preparing. In such cases, disqualification will occur immediately upon notice to the student, which shall include an explanation of the basis for the action. Furthermore, the campus may require the student to discontinue enrollment as of the date of the notification.
An undergraduate student is subject to academic probation if at any time the cumulative grade point average in all college work attempted or the cumulative Dominguez Hills grade point average falls below 2.0. The student shall be advised of probation status promptly. A student shall be removed from academic probation when the cumulative grade point average in all college work attempted and the Dominguez Hills grade point average is 2.0 or higher.
A student on academic probation is subject to academic disqualification when:
- As a freshman (fewer than 30 semester hours of college work completed) the student falls below a grade point average of 1.50 in all units attempted or in all units attempted at California State University, Dominguez Hills.
- As a sophomore (30 through 59 semester hours of college work completed) the student falls below a grade point average of 1.70 in all units attempted or in all units attempted at California State University, Dominguez Hills.
- As a junior (60 through 89 semester hours of college work completed) the student falls below a grade point average of 1.85 in all units attempted or in all units attempted at California State University, Dominguez Hills.
- As a senior (90 or more semester hours of college work completed) the student falls below a grade point average of 1.95 in all units attempted or in all units attempted at California State University, Dominguez Hills.
A student who is not on probation is subject to academic disqualification when:
- At the end of any term a student falls below a cumulative grade point of 1.0; and
- the University Provost determines that in view of the student's overall educational record, it seems unlikely that the deficiency will be removed within a reasonable period of time.
Notice of Disqualification– Undergraduate Students
Students who are disqualified at the end of any enrollment period should be notified before the beginning of the next consecutive enrollment term (spring or fall). Students disqualified at the beginning of a summer enrollment break should be notified at least one month before the start of the fall term. In a case where a student should be disqualified at the end of a term but timely notification is not possible, the student will be notified that the disqualification may be effective at the end of the next term. Such notification should include any condition(s) that will allow the student to continue in enrollment. Failure to notify students does not create the right of the student to continue enrollment.
Reinstatement of Disqualified Students
The readmission of a previously disqualified student is by special action only. The University normally will not consider a student for reinstatement until the student has not attended for one semester and until she/he has fulfilled all recommended conditions. In every instance, readmission action is based upon evidence that the causes of previous low achievement have been removed. The evidence includes transcripts of work completed elsewhere subsequent to disqualification and other objective evidence. A request for reinstatement must be filed in order for a student to be considered for reinstatement. Formerly disqualified undergraduate students who are interested in being reinstated should contact the Office of Admissions and Records (310-243-3645) for information regarding the process to request reinstatement as an undergraduate student at California State University, Dominguez Hills.
For more information on Academic Probation, please refer to the University Advisement Center's website regarding Academic Disqualification.