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Strategies for Academic Success Workshop

Students placed on academic probation should complete the Strategies for Academic Success online module.

Strategies for Academic Success will teach students to:

  • understand the University's academic probation policy,
  • recognize and remove barriers to academic success,
  • identify and utilize University resources,
  • create a strategy to return to good academic standing.

NOTE: As of March 12, 2020, all remaining in-person workshops for the Spring 2020 semester have been cancelled. This is a proactive step being taken by the university to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Students are encouraged to complete the online module instead.

Understanding Academic Standing

All undergraduate students must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) in all classes taken at CSULB and in all transferable courses from other colleges and universities, to remain in good academic standing.

Academic probation results when a student's grades fall below a 2.0 GPA in either the CSULB cumulative GPA (all courses at CSULB) or in the overall cumulative GPA (all transferable college courses, including CSULB work).

Students placed on probation are given one semester to raise their GPAs to a 2.0 and return to good academic standing. Students are subject to academic disqualification at the end of the first semester on academic probation if they have GPAs below the four minimum cumulative (CUM) GPAs as follows:

Units Completed Cumulative GPA
Freshman (fewer than 30 units completed) 1.5 GPA
Sophomore (30 - 59 units completed 1.7 GPA
Junior (60 - 89 units completed) 1.85 GPA
Senior (90 + units completed) 1.95 GPA

Students whose CSULB and overall GPAs are higher than those listed above but still below 2.0 will earn a second semester on academic probation and must raise their GPAs to a 2.0 and return to good academic standing to avoid academic disqualification.

Enrollment Services informs students via email about their academic standing. As always, it is extremely important that students keep their email address on "My CSULB" current and check their email regularly.

Detailed information on academic standing, including academic probation, academic disqualification, and seeking reinstatement after academic disqualification, can be found by visiting Enrollment Services.