Academic Standing

Good Standing

Undergraduate students whose Humboldt State cumulative grade point average (GPA) and overall GPA are 2.0 or above are considered in good academic standing. Graduate students whose Humboldt State cumulative GPA and overall GPA are 3.0 or above are considered in good academic standing.

Academic Probation and Disqualification

(also see Information for Students on Academic Probation under Student Services)

An undergraduate student seeking a bachelor’s degree, a post-baccalaureate student seeking a second bachelor’s degree, or an unclassified post-baccalaureate student will be placed on academic probation if either the overall grade point average or the cumulative GPA at Humboldt falls below 2.0 (C grade average).

If a student is on academic probation and the Humboldt State cumulative grade point average is below the following levels, the student will be academically disqualified:

Note: A student may remain on probation for no more than two sequential semesters. After two semesters on academic probation, a student must either return to good academic standing or be disqualified.

Disqualified students will not be allowed to register unless they are formally reinstated and/or readmitted to the university. A disqualified student may be excluded from attending Humboldt State University for up to one year or more. Regularly enrolled students who are academically disqualified from HSU are not eligible to enroll in coursework through eLearning and Extended Education. The student must demonstrate that she/he can maintain the minimum GPA at Humboldt. Regularly enrolled students who are academically disqualified from HSU are not eligible to enroll in Open University through eLearning and Extended Education for one academic year.

For information regarding the petition process for reinstatement, please contact the Office of the Registrar, SBS 133, 707-826-4101.

Financial aid and veterans educational benefits have satisfactory academic progress criteria that can affect aid eligibility. Baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate level veterans and eligible dependent students will be placed on veteran’s academic probation if their cumulative grade point average at Humboldt State falls below a 2.00. Veterans and eligible dependents are permitted a maximum of two semesters on probation before their benefits will be terminated due to unsatisfactory academic progress. Contact the Veterans Certification Officer, LL 58, for information regarding veterans educational benefit criteria.

Contact the Financial Aid Office, SBS 231, for information regarding satisfactory academic progress standards for financial aid recipients.