Mandatory Advising Program (MAP)This page may contain links to forms that require a PDF reader. Adobe Reader may be downloaded at the Adobe website.
Guidelines and Procedures
- 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
- Complete Part A on the Academic Standing Petition
- Make an appointment with an advisor for academic advising. (see 'Where to Go For Advising' below)
- Meet with the Department Chair in your major department (if required by your department)
- Get approval from the College Dean of your major if required (consult with your Advisor/Department Chair)
- 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
- SFSU Academic Standing Petition
- Current SFSU unofficial transcript, work in progress and DARS report available at the SF State Gateway
- Advanced Standing Evaluation (ASE); only required if your DARS report indicates you have an ASE. Request at the Registrar's Office at One Stop in the Student Services Building, 1st floor.
- Attach your completed GPA calculators:
Grade point deficit calculator (2.0 GP) for undergraduate students and
Undergraduate GPA calculator for probation students