Students earning a 2.0 term GPA or less will be placed on academic probation. Every student on academic probation in the College of Liberal Arts is required to participate in some type of intervention as a means of providing support to help ensure student success. Required interventions are listed below.
Students that do not participate in the interventions outlined below will have a registration hold placed on their next quarter of attendance.
New first year students on academic probation for the first time after fall or winter quarter:
Attend a “First Year Success” program coordinated through the Mustang Success Center https://advising.calpoly.edu/academic-probation-support
All Other Students
All other students on academic probation will meet one-on-one with either an academic advisor or department representative, based on majors noted below.
During this meeting, they will review and sign a “Student Success Contract”.
Meet with major department representative:
(Specified department representative referenced in your academic probation email notification)
Meet with an Academic Advisor in the CLA Advising Center or a Peer Mentor:
Art & Design
Liberal Arts & Engineering Studies
Modern Languages & Literatures
If poor grades from a previous quarter were a reflection of extenuating circumstances beyond your control, you may want to talk with an Academic Advisor to evaluate if retroactive withdrawal is right for you. Read about retroactive withdrawal on the Office of the Registrar's website.