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.
With the exception of repeatable courses, undergraduate students may only repeat courses if the grade in the course was lower than a C. Effective Fall 2009, undergraduate students may repeat up to 16 units with grade forgiveness. For additional restrictions and complete information regarding grade forgiveness, grade averaging, and maximum attempts, please visit www.humboldt.edu/reg/students/regulations/repeat.html.
A disqualified student is excluded from attending Humboldt State University for a specified time period. Once the disqualification period has passed, a student may qualify to reapply as a returning student to attend the university; visit www.humboldt.edu/admissions/apply/returning/index.html for more information.
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.