Information about Academic Probation and Disqualification

Academic Probation

An undergraduate student is subject to academic probation if at any time either the student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA) in all college work attempted or the student’s cumulative GPA at CSU Channel Islands falls below 2.0. Probationary students will be advised of their status at the end of the semester; the communication will include conditions for removal from probation and the circumstances that would lead to disqualification. Students will be notified when they are on academic probation via an email to their campus email address from the Provost's Office. Students on academic probation will be limited to 14 units for each semester they are on probation.

All probationary students are required to receive academic advising no later than the end of the third week of the following semester. Students shall be removed from academic probation once they have received such advising, and both the cumulative GPA in all college work attempted and the cumulative GPA average at CSU Channel Islands are at least 2.0.

The Advising Center offers a link that provides additional information about academic probation:

Academic Disqualification

An undergraduate student on academic probation will be academically disqualified when the student’s GPA in all units attempted or in all units attempted at CI falls below the following: as a freshman, 1.50; as a sophomore, 1.70; as a junior,1.85; as a senior, 1.95. Students’ records will be evaluated for disqualification at the end of each semester. Students cannot be placed on probation for the first time at CI and be disqualified in the same semester. However, students who have previously been on probation at CI and fall below the GPA listed above will be academically disqualified, even if the probation and disqualification semesters are non-consecutive.

Appeal of Disqualification

A student may appeal disqualification no later than three weeks before the start of the semester following the disqualification. Appeals will be decided by the Academic Appeals Board. A successful petition of appeal for disqualification will result in the student remaining on academic probation. Students who appeal unsuccessfully will need to apply for reinstatement as specified in the Policy on Reinstatement if they wish to return to CI for a future semester.

The Advising Center offers a link that provides additional information about academic disqualification:

Disqualification Appeal website:

If you have additional questions, please contact:

David Daniels, Appeals Coordinator
Bell Tower West Room 2199