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Subject to Disqualification and Disqualification (DISQ)

Frequently Asked Questions


Why am I Subject to Disqualification?

Undergraduate students, after their second continuous semester on Academic Probation, will be placed on Subject to Disqualification status if their SFSU and/or OVERALL GPA for their student level is one of the following:

Freshman Less than 30 units earned GPA 1.50 or above
Sophomore 30 - 59 units earned GPA 1.70 or below
Junior 60 - 89 units earned GPA 1.85 or below
Senior 90 or more units earned GPA 1.95 or below

Do I have to petition for reinstatement if I have a Subject to Disqualification status?

Yes. Students must petition for reinstatement prior to the compliance deadline for Subject to Disqualification.


What if I don't petition for reinstatement?

Students who fail to comply with the reinstatement process will be disqualified by the University for the upcoming semester. They will not be able to register until they petition for reinstatement from their major department. If approved, students will be allowed to enroll in 13 units in the following Spring or Fall semester.


Can I petition for "late" Subject to Disqualification reinstatement after I have been disqualified?

Students who failed to petition for reinstatement by the deadline will be disqualified. They must contact their department major for further information.


Will I be able to enroll in classes for the following semester if I receive departmental advising and a reinstatement petition is submitted to the Registrar's Office?

Yes. The academic disqualification hold on your record will be removed and you will be reinstated once the Registrar's Office processes your Academic Standing Petition by the deadline. Normal processing time is 7 - 10 working days from the day the Registrar's Office receives your reinstatement petition.


Can my major department deny reinstatement?

Yes. Your reinstatement can be denied by your major department. If denied reinstatement, students must follow directions on one of the appropriate forms:

Students must select the form which corresponds to the semester and year they were placed on DISQ status.
DISQ Checklist and Procedures: Effective Fall 2012
DISQ Checklist and Procedures: Effective Fall 2011


If I'm disqualified how can I improve my GPA(s) to be able to enroll in future classes?

To improve your SF State GPA, you must enroll in classes through the SF State College of Extended Learning (CEL) and follow the directions on one of the appropriate forms:

Students must select the form which corresponds to their semester and year they were placed on DISQ status.
DISQ Checklist and Procedures: Effective Fall 2012
DISQ Checklist and Procedures: Effective Fall 2011


How long do I have to improve my GPA(s) to return to regular SF State classes?

You have two semesters to comply with one of the DISQ CHECKLIST AND PROCEDURES above. Contact the Registrar's Office about reinstatement after you have raised your SFSU and/or OVERALL GPA(s).


Will I have to re-apply for admission if I can't raise my GPA(s) in two semesters?

Yes. Once you have raised your GPA(s) to 2.0 or above, you will need to re-apply to the University for a future term. You can re-apply at: www.csumentor.edu.


Can I remove my Subject to Disqualification status by getting grade changes or by submitting withdrawal petitions?

Yes. Students will need to contact the Registrar's Office to remove their Subject to Disqualification status by getting grade changes or retroactive withdrawals so they can enroll in the following semester.


Note: Applies to continuing students only.

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