Many students face academic difficulty at some point in their college careers - you are not alone. Being placed on academic probation or academic disqualification status can feel overwhelming and upsetting. Academic Advisors and Department Chairs are here to support and assist you in devising strategies to get back on track.
Please read the University Advising information on Academic Probation and Disqualification Policies before applying the instructions below.
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. Students that do not complete the requirements outlined below will have a registration hold placed on their next quarter of attendance.
All Other Students
All other students will meet one-on-one with either an academic advisor, peer mentor or department representative, to review and sign a “Student Success Contract”.
Meet with major department representative:
Specified department representative is 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
Campus Support For Students on AP
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.
Former students who where academically dismissed and choose to reapply to Cal Poly will have their application and transcripts sent to CLA Associate Dean for Student Success for review before reinstatement can occur.