What is Academic Probation?

When a student’s cumulative GPA or CSUCI GPA falls below a 2.0, they are placed in an academic probation process.

Students' Stories on the Academic Probation Process

  • “I was very busy one semester keeping up with classes, work, and family responsibilities, and my grades tanked . . .” read more
  • “A few semesters back, I was struggling with some mental health issues . . .” read more

Click to read more stories of students who experience Academic Probation.

Mandatory Advising Process

Students, who fall below satisfactory academic progress (C average) in Cumulative GPA, and/or CSUCI GPA, are placed in an academic probation process so that they can be connected with campus resources to help them address the challenges they are experiencing.

Learning Community

  • Students in the academic probation process are added to the Academic Probation Learning Community within CIlearn, which includes a learning module that was created to assist students in understanding academic policies related to academic probation, as well as tools to help them have a more successful semester
  • Once logged into CILearn, and within the Dashboard, select the "Academic Probation" learning community.  You will find the module in the "Modules" link.

Self-Assessment Survey

  • The self-assessment survey’s intention is to assist students in identifying the factors contributing to their academic difficulty.
  • Students will be emailed the survey link to their MyCI email address, and it must be completed prior to meeting with an Academic Advisor.

Academic Probation Videos

These videos were created to assist students in getting a better understanding of academic probation at CSUCI. Students view the videos as part of the acadamic probation process.

14 Unit Limitation

  • Students in the academic probation process are limited to 14 units so that they can have a lighter load while they get back on track.
  • There is an Advising (ADV) hold placed on a student’s account, which is removed once they complete the advisement process.
  • The Advising hold prevents students from adding or swapping classes, but they are able to drop classes.

GPA Calculator

Understanding your Grade Point Average (GPA) is an important part of being a successful student. We have included an online GPA calculator.  Log in to MyCI for personalized results.  This will help you determine or estimate your GPA.

Common uses of the GPA Calculator are:

  • Calculating your semester GPA
  • Determining necessary grades to obtain a target GPA such as a cumulative 2.0 to be removed from the academic probation process or to get university honors
  • Calculating your GPA to avoid probation and academic disqualification
  • Calculating your GPA when you are repeating courses


Click here for FAQs specific to the academic probation process.