Good Standing. To remain in good standing a student working toward a baccalaureate degree must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C) or better.
Academic probation and disqualification actions are taken only at the close of each regular semester. Both quality of performance and progress toward the chosen objective are considered in determining a student's eligibility to remain in the University.
Probation. Undergraduate and second baccalaureate students will be placed on probation when the cumulative GPA in all college work attempted or in all work at San Francisco State University falls below 2.0 (C).
Disqualification. Undergraduate and second baccalaureate students on probation are subject to disqualification when:
Academic standards for graduate students can be found in the Graduate Studies section of this Bulletin.
In the beginning of each semester, all undergraduate and second baccalaureate students whose grade point average at SFSU has fallen below 2.0 will receive an email from the Registrar's Office notifying them that they are on academic probation.
Students must schedule advising appointments with their major advisers before the deadline stated in the registrar's email in order to avoid an administrative hold on their registration for the next semester. The steps outlined on the letter must also be followed.
The Policy Limiting the Number of Units Enrolled in by Undergraduate Students on Academic Probation (Academic Senate Policy F02-223), effective Fall 2003, applies to all undergraduate students. Undergraduate students on academic probation may enroll in a maximum of 13 units per semester for spring and fall semesters during which they are on academic probation. Individual exceptions to this limit may be granted with approval from the student's department chair and college dean. Exceptions for students who have not declared a major must be approved by the dean of Undergraduate Studies or designees.
An undergraduate, second baccalaureate, or graduate student may be placed on administrative/academic probation by the University for any of the following reasons:
When such action is taken, the student shall be notified in writing and shall be provided with the conditions for removal from probation and the circumstances that would lead to disqualification, should probation not be removed.
An undergraduate, second baccalaureate, or graduate student who has been placed on administrative/academic probation may be disqualified from further attendance if:
When such action is taken, the student shall receive written notification including an explanation of the basis for the action.
Students who have been on continuous probation and/or subject to disqualification for three continuous semesters may be administratively disqualified at the end of their third semester. This excludes summer enrollment.
In addition, an appropriate campus administrator may disqualify a student who at any time during enrollment has demonstrated behavior so contrary to the standards of the profession for which the student is preparing as to render him/her unfit for the profession. In such cases, disqualification will occur immediately upon notice to the student, which shall include an explanation of the basis for the action, and the campus may require the student to discontinue enrollment as of the date of the notification.
Disqualified students may, after at least two semesters have elapsed, apply for readmission to the University, provided they have removed all academic deficiencies, or resolved the problems which may have caused the disqualification. The work taken to eliminate an academic deficiency at this institution must be taken through the College of Extended Learning in order to impact the grade point average at this institution. If disqualification resulted from any other reasons than academic performance, approval must be obtained from the unit of the University which recommended the disqualification action. Students disqualified from another institution, including other CSU campuses, may not be admitted to San Francisco State unless it can be demonstrated that the cause of the disqualification has been eliminated (additional course work with good grades, etc.) and the student is otherwise eligible to return to the institution of disqualification. For additional information, see Readmission Procedures.
An undergraduate student who has questions or concerns about degree requirements or general university regulations should discuss them first with a major adviser. If students wish to review an issue or to appeal a decision, they should consult with the department or program chair and, if needed, the college dean. Should questions arise beyond this point with respect to where or to whom a specific appeal should be directed, the dean of Undergraduate Studies may be consulted for advice. After all of the informal procedures for grievances and appeals have been exhausted, the dean of Undergraduate Studies or designee may initiate formal grievance procedures.
A graduate student who has problems arising from evaluation, advancement to candidacy, degree requirements, or general regulations should discuss them first with a graduate major adviser. If a student wishes to review a problem or to appeal a decision, he/she should then consult with the department chair, college graduate coordinator, and the college dean, in that order. Should questions arise beyond this point with respect to where or to whom a specific appeal should be directed, the dean of Graduate Studies may be consulted for advice. After all of the informal procedures for grievances and appeals have been exhausted, the dean of the Graduate Division or designee may initiate formal grievance procedures.
See Supplemental Regulations and Procedures section for Student Grievance Procedures. Disabled students should consult the Disability Programs and Resource Center for disability-related grievance procedures.
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