Undergraduate students are expected to maintain a cumulative and University grade point average of at least a C (2.0) and to demonstrate satisfactory progress to degree consistent with Section 4.10 of the Undergraduate Matriculation Policy.
An undergraduate student is placed on academic probation if at any time the cumulative grade point average in all college work or a cumulative grade point average at CSUMB falls below a C (2.0). The University shall notify students on academic probation. Students shall remain on academic probation until the cumulative and CSUMB grade point average is a C or until the student has been academically disqualified.
Graduate students, including those classified or conditionally classified, and credential-seeking students will be placed on academic probation if their CSU Monterey Bay cumulative grade point average falls below a 3.0 (B grade average), as stated Section 4.40 of the Graduate Matriculation Policy.
When such action is taken, the student shall be notified in writing and shall be provided with the conditions for removal from probation and the circumstances that would lead to disqualification, should probation not be removed.
Some graduate programs have more rigorous standards requiring students to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better in all courses. Students should consult an advisor to determine their obligation.
Academic disqualification means that the student has not maintained satisfactory academic standards and is involuntarily separated from the university.
Undergraduates on academic probation are subject to academic disqualification when:
As authorized by Section 41300(c), undergraduates not on probation are subject to academic disqualification by the President or designee, when the following circumstances exist:
A veteran or eligible dependent/spouse who remains on probation for a grade point deficiency below a 2.0 cumulative GPA beyond two terms shall have certification of his/her veteran's benefits discontinued until he/she has returned to good academic standing.
Graduate or credential seeking students on academic probation are subject to Academic Disqualification when the student's cumulative GPA (or in applicable programs, when the student's course grades) at CSU Monterey Bay is below a 3.0 for two consecutive terms.
Students who have been disqualified shall be notified of the disqualification and of the right to petition the University for reinstatement.
If you are disqualified at the end of an enrollment period under any of these provisions you will be notified before the beginning of the next consecutive regular enrollment period.
If you are disqualified at the beginning of a summer enrollment break you will be notified at least one month before the start of the fall term. In cases where you ordinarily would be disqualified at the end of a term, save for the fact that it is not possible to make timely notification, you may be advised that the disqualification is to be effective at the end of the next term. Such notification will include any conditions which, if met, would result in permission to continue in enrollment.
Failure to notify students does not create the right of a student to continue enrollment.
An undergraduate or graduate student may be placed on administrative academic probation by action of appropriate campus officials for any of the following reasons:
When such action is taken, the student shall be notified via email and writing by the appropriate CSUMB administrative office. This notification shall provide the conditions for removal from probation and the circumstances that would lead to disqualification, should probation not be removed.
As authorized by Section 41300 of Title 5, the President may designate a campus official to act to disqualify a student not on probation when any one of the following circumstances exist:
In addition, graduate students may be subject to academic-administrative disqualification if the following situations exist:
When such action is taken, the student shall receive written notification including an explanation of the basis for the action.
Moreover, a student who at any time during enrollment has demonstrated behavior so contrary to the standards of the profession for which the student is preparing as to render him/her unfit for the profession may be immediately disqualified and dis-enrolled from CSUMB.
The decision to disqualify a student under these terms shall be made by the appropriate dean in consultation with the Provost. In such cases, the student shall be notified of his/her disqualification and the basis for the action taken by the appropriate university administrator.
If disqualified, you are not eligible for reinstatement for a minimum of one academic year. You will be required to reapply for admission and submit a letter of appeal to the Office of Admissions. A committee will review your reinstatement appeal, with approval based upon your documented good-faith effort to improve academic standing and improve circumstances within your control that directly resulted in your disqualification. You will be informed in writing of your status within 30 days of receipt of your completed reinstatement petition. For information regarding reapplication and the petition process, call the Office of Admissions at 582-5100.
If you are a veteran or an eligible dependent of a veteran receiving educational benefits and you remain on probation for a deficient cumulative grade point average below 2.0 beyond two semesters, your veteran's benefits will be discontinued and any further certification of benefits terminated.