Academic Probation 1

The Collegiate Success Coach provides intentional outreach and support services to students in the probation process at CSU.

Academic Probation Policy


Students with a cumulative GPA lower than a 2.000 will be on academic probation for a period of one or two regular semesters (fall and spring). Grades earned in regular credit courses through the Division of Continuing Education or the CSU summer session will count toward the cumulative GPA regardless of when those classes are taken. At any time that the cumulative GPA is raised to a 2.000 or higher, the student will return to good academic standing.

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Steps to Academic Success

Steps to Academic Success (StAS) is an academic intervention program hosted by Outreach and Support Programs (OaS). Students from a variety of majors and programs that are on academic probation term 1 are invited to participate. Human Development and Family Studies and Business have their own probation outreach program. Check-in with your advisor for more information.

Resources for Students on Probation 1

Frequently Asked Questions

What is probation?

Students with a cumulative GPA lower than a 2.000 will be on academic probation for a period of one or two regular semesters (fall and spring). Grades earned in regular credit courses through the Division of Continuing Education or the CSU summer session will count toward the cumulative GPA regardless of when those classes are taken. At any time that the cumulative GPA is raised to a 2.000 or higher, the student will return to good academic standing.

Does being on Probation 1 affect my financial aid?

Students receiving financial aid (Pell grants, scholarships, sponsorships, student loans, etc.) should check with their financial aid counselor to determine eligibility. Each financial aid award could be impacted differently.

If my semester GPA is above 2.0 and I am on probation, will I return to good status?

That depends on your cumulative GPA. If your cumulative GPA (cumulative GPA reflects all grades earned at CSU) is still below 2.0, you will remain on probation (or go into dismissal) even if you had a great semester. It is your cumulative GPA, not your semester GPA, that determines probation status.

If I am on probation, will I be able to register for the next semester?

If you are on PRB1, you are certainly able to register for the following semester. If you are on PRB2, you will be able to register, but if you are still below 2.0 at the end of the current semester, you will be dismissed and your registration for the following semester will be cancelled. However, if you file a dismissal appeal and the appeal is approved, your registration will be preserved.

If I am on academic probation, will I be allowed to graduate?

You need a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate. You would need to raise your GPA to meet CSU’s graduation requirements.

If I am on probation, will I be dismissed from the university?

If you are on your first semester of probation (PRB1) and your cumulative GPA is still below a 2.0 at the end of your PRB1 semester, you will enter your second semester of probation (PRB2) so you have an additional semester to raise your GPA. If at the end of your PRB2 semester, your cumulative GPA is still below a 2.0, you will be dismissed from CSU.

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