ACADEMIC STANDARDS


UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

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 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 students on probation are subject to disqualification when:

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Only the grades of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, and CR are acceptable in courses on the Graduate Approved Program for the master's degree. Classified students whose performance, progress, or conduct in a graduate program is judged by appropriate university authorities to be unsatisfactory may be required to withdraw from the program in question.

GRADUATE CLASSIFIED, GRADUATE CONDITIONALLY CLASSIFIED, AND POST-BACCALAUREATE CLASSIFIED

Good Standing. Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) or above in any term.

Probation. Will be subject to probation when cumulative grade point average falls below 3.0 (B) in any term.

Disqualification. May be subject to disqualification from the graduate degree and/or advanced credential program and from further enrollment in the university if, during the semester of probation, there is a failure to achieve the minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B).

TEACHING CREDENTIAL AND POST-BACCALAUREATE UNCLASSIFIED

Good Standing. Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (C+) or above each term.

Probation. Will be subject to probation when cumulative grade point average falls below 2.5 (C+) in a particular term.

Disqualification. May be subject to disqualification if, during the semester of probation, there is a failure to achieve the minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (C+).

DECLASSIFICATION FROM DEGREE PROGRAM

A student may be declassified (dropped) from a graduate program for a range of reasons including, but not restricted to, not meeting conditions as outlined in the section below entitled Administrative/Academic Probation and Disqualification; unprofessional conduct; professional judgment of the faculty of the department that the student is incapable of completing degree requirements; failure to meet grade requirements to maintain good standing in the program and/or the university. The declassification request may be initiated by the major department or by the student. Requests are submitted to the Dean of the Graduate Division for final action and official notification to the student and the Registrar's Office. A declassified student may request of the Dean of the Graduate Division to be permitted to continue enrollment as an unclassified graduate student, but only if the cumulative post-baccalaureate grade point average in all work taken at this university is above the 2.5 level. Such students will not be permitted to enroll in courses in the program from which they were declassified unless explicit approval is obtained from the department chair of the program involved. If the grade point average is below 2.5, the student will be subject to being disqualified from further enrollment in the university.

PROBATION AND DISQUALIFICATION

MANDATORY ADVISING PROGRAM (MAP)

In the beginning of each semester, all undergraduate students whose grade point average at SFSU has fallen below 2.0 will receive a letter from the Dean of Undergraduate Studies notifying them that they are on academic probation. At the same time, they will receive an SFSU Undergraduate Probation Agreement form and instructions.

Students must schedule advising appointments with their major advisers before the deadline stated in the dean's letter in order to avoid an administrative hold on their registration for the next semester. The steps outlined on the back of the probation agreement form must also be followed.

ADMINISTRATIVE/ACADEMIC PROBATION

An undergraduate or graduate student may be placed on administrative/academic probation by the Board of Appeals and Review for any of the following reasons:

ADMINISTRATIVE/ACADEMIC DISQUALIFICATION

An undergraduate or graduate student who has been placed on administrative/academic probation may be disqualified from further attendance if:

READMISSION OF DISQUALIFIED STUDENTS

Disqualified students may, after at least two semesters have elapsed, apply for readmission to the university, provided they have removed the 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 either Winter Session, Summer Sessions, or Open University, 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, consult the Index for readmission policies and procedures.

GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS

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, she/he 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 the Graduate Division 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 Resource Center for 504 grievance procedures.



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