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Baccalaureate and Graduate Degree Information

Graduate Degree Information

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Academic Probation and Disqualification

Graduate Students


For purposes of determining eligibility to remain at the University, both quality of performance and progress toward the student's objective will be considered. Eligibility will be determined by use of grade points and grade-point average.
Students who are enrolled in a graduate degree program in conditionally classified or classified standing will be subject to academic probation if they fail to maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 (as defined earlier under General Regulations Governing the Master's Degree) in all units attempted subsequent to admission to the degree program.

Every graduate student who has been advanced to candidacy must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 and a grade-point average of 3.0 in all courses applicable to the degree. Candidacy for an advanced degree may be revoked if a student's cumulative grade-point average falls below 3.0 at any time. Students who become subject to dismissal from an advanced degree program will be notified of the action taken by the college associate dean for graduate studies or the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies or his/her designee.

Graduate and post-baccalaureate students are subject to disqualification if within two semesters while on probation they fail to earn sufficient grade-points to be removed from probationary status. Disqualification will bar a graduate student from registering as a matriculated student at this campus. Furthermore, subsequent removal of GPA deficiencies by enrolling through UCES or at another university does not guarantee readmission to CSULB. A graduate student who has been disqualified must file a new application and be accepted by the department with the approval of the Associate Dean of the College.

Other Post-Baccalaureate Students

A post-baccalaureate classified student who fails to maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 on all units attempted at the University will be placed on probation.

A student on probation who, prior to the beginning of the next term, fails to attain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 on all units attempted at the University will be disqualified.

A student who is disqualified because of scholastic deficiency may petition the appropriate program authority for readmission only after an absence of two semesters or upon successful completion of summer session courses which remove the grade-point deficiency.

Petitions for readmission must indicate the reason for requesting readmission and must include a statement of any academic work successfully completed since disqualification or of any other activity which gives evidence in support of the petitioner's belief that readmittance is warranted. An application for admission and required transcripts, as well as the petition, must be submitted to the Office of Enrollment Services before the dates established by the University for filing applications.