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Academic Probation

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

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:

  • Child Development
  • English
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Theatre Arts

(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
  • Anthropology/Geography
  • Communication Studies
  • Graphic Communication
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts & Engineering Studies
  • Modern Languages & Literatures
  • Sociology
Students should complete the survey reference in their email notification to schedule an appointment with a CLA Advisor, or call the CLA Advising Center directly at 805-756-6200.
Since each student has a unique situation or set of circumstances that hindered their ability to be academically successful, these one-on-one meetings are designed to help provide assistance and resources that is most helpful and appropriate for each individual student.

Retroactive Withdrawal

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.


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