Undergraduates are placed on Academic Probation if either the overall grade point average (gpa) or the Humboldt State University cumulative gpa falls below a 2.0. The purpose of probation is to alert you to the danger of academic disqualification from the university due to a lack of academic progress.
Disqualification for undergraduates is also based on gpa. Students already on Academic Probation who earn the following gpa (based on class level) are disqualified:
Freshmen (<30 units) - below 1.50
Sophomores (30 to 59.9 units) - below 1.70
Juniors (60 to 89.9 units) - below 1.85
Seniors ( > 90 units) - below 1.95
Students seeking a second bachelor's degree and unclassified graduates will be disqualified if they are on probation and their gpa falls below 1.95.
Students on academic probation should first discuss class schedules with their major advisors before following any of the advice below. Major advising includes, but is not limited to, sequencing of courses, frequency of course offerings, prerequisites, recommended level of preparation for courses, and academic resources.
Students on Academic Probation are strongly urged to take a balanced load of 12-13 units per term; that is, courses from a variety of areas and of varying degrees of difficulty. Students reinstated from Academic Disqualification will be required to follow a contract which limits enrollment to no more than 12 units during the term. Financial aid recipients are advised to first contact the Financial Aid Office since reducing units may affect aid.
Under the Approved Repeat Policy, undergraduates may repeat classes (at HSU) in which they earn grades they find unacceptable, and have only the last attempt count in computing their gpa. This option is available only to undergraduate students. There are some restrictions to the repeat policy; check with your major advisor before repeating any course.
Disqualified students may petition for reinstatement through the Office of the Registrar. Usually reinstatement is only granted after one year has passed and there is evidence that the student has earned grades of at least a 2.0 or higher during the year after being disqualified. Reinstatement to the university does not guarantee reinstatement of financial aid. Students who feel their extenuating circumstances warrant immediate reinstatement can obtain petitioning guidelines from the Office of the Registrar.
Students who use support services when needed, participate regularly in organized study groups, and limit work and other commitments tend to be more successful in their classes. It is recommended that students meet with current instructors during the semester to discuss academic progress and expectations, as well as attend class regularly and hand in assignments on time. It is also important to keep close track of academic and class deadlines by writing them in planner at the beginning of the semester, commit to a regular study schedule, and identify a place in which to study. Listed below are services you will find helpful.