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Mandatory Advising Program (MAP)

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Guidelines and Procedures

Student Status

  • Undergraduate students who have earned a SFSU and/or OVERALL grade point average below 2.0 (C average) are placed on academic probation and are not allowed to enroll in classes for the following semester until they receive Mandatory Advising (MAP).
  • Students must meet with their major advisor by the deadline in the email notification and submit the signed Academic Standing Petition to the Registrar's Office. Once processed by the Registrar's Office, you may enroll in a maximum of 13 units during the next Spring or Fall semester.


  • A Mandatory Advising email notice is sent to MAP students at the beginning of the semester following their being placed on probation. Students must meet with their major advisor, complete the Academic Standing Petition, follow the department's reinstatement process and submit the approval to the Registrar's Office.

What to Do

  1. Complete Part A on the Academic Standing Petition
  2. Make an appointment with an advisor for academic advising. (see 'Where to Go For Advising' below)
  3. Meet with the Department Chair in your major department (if required by your department)
  4. Get approval from the College Dean of your major if required (consult with your Advisor/Department Chair)
  5. Submit the Academic Standing Petition to the Registrar's Office, located at One Stop in the Student Services Building, 1st floor. Students can hand-carry the completed petition to the Registrar's Office with department approval.

Where to Go For Advising

Declared majors: The department of your major
Undeclared majors: Undergraduate Advising Center
Undeclared EOP: EOP Office
Liberal Studies: Liberal Studies Office

Required Documents to Bring to Your Advising Appointment

Frequently Asked Questions

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