Academic disqualification occurs when a student fails to meet the standards for academic
performance and progress. Once disqualified, students may not continue to attend CSUSM
and a ‘hold’ is placed on their registration.
Disqualified students must take a mandatory ‘one out’ semester to develop a comprehensive
success plan that demonstrates evidence of academic success that would lead to reinstatement
and eventually to graduation.
To be Academically Disqualified usually refers to when your final grades are posted
to your record and you now have fallen under the required GPA for the corresponding
academic levels. Ordinarily this would happen after having been first placed on Academic
Probation the prior semester.
Academic Disqualification of students not previously placed on Probation (very rare):
Keep in mind: While students usually will have been placed on Academic Probation the
prior semester, the University maintains the right to Academically Disqualify a student
without having first placed that student on Academic Probation the prior semester.
Undergraduate students not on academic probation shall be disqualified when: At the
end of any term, the student has a cumulative grade point average below 1.0 (a grade
of D), and the cumulative grade point average is so low that it is unlikely, in light
of their overall education record, that the deficiency will be removed in a reasonable
Should you become Academically Disqualified and wish to attempt to return to CSUSM
there is a reinstatement petition process you must follow: