Academic Probation 2

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

“Academic Probation Term 2” is the assigned academic standing for student below a 2.000 cumulative GPA for two consecutive semesters. What happens with this academic standing?

Project Success

Project Success is an academic intervention workshop hosted by Outreach and Support Programs (OaS).

Project Success is a two-week workshop series designed to help students return to good academic standing.  It is offered both in both the Spring and Fall semesters.  Workshops are packed with practical tools and strategies covering topics including:

  • Understanding Academic Policy
  • Time Management
  • Test Preparation Skills
  • Connecting with Campus Resources
  • Faculty Panel

There will be one Outreach & Support staff leading Project Success.  At this time, we are only offering one section of Project Success, so the date and time for the semester is the only available workshop series.  There may also be guest speakers from offices around campus including but limited to Student Financial ServicesStudent Case ManagementCSU Health Network and any other office that may be appropriate to speak at that time in the workshop series.

If you are struggling academically, but not on probation yet, or not easily able to get back off of academic probation, you should start working with your academic advisor today!

Lastly, if you are on your first or second semester of academic probation but not participating in Project Success, please speak with your academic advisor as soon as possible.  Most academic departments around campus are now hosting their own workshop series for students within their college on academic probation.  Ask your advisor today if your college hosts this type of workshop series and how you can go about getting involved!  If your academic department doesn’t have required probation meetings and/or workshops, you are welcome to schedule an appointment to talk about ways to get back into good academic standing.

Project Success SP2020 Group Photos

Resources for Students on Probation 2

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 2 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 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.