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Academic Disqualification : Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean to be disqualified?
Disqualification means that you have been dismissed and are no longer a matriculated student at the University. Once disqualified, you can no longer register for classes through Titan Online. The only option you have to continue taking degree credit courses at CSUF after you are disqualified, is to petition for classes through Open University. Financial Aid is not awarded for Open University Coursework.

What do I do if I am disqualified?
Once you are disqualified, the University Registrar will send you a disqualification letter to inform you about your academic status and the steps you must take in order to qualify for readmission to the university. As stated in the disqualification letter, all disqualified students must complete the mandatory disqualification tutorial before they can attend an Academic Support Disqualification Workshop by Clicking Here. During the workshop, you will learn about your options after disqualification, and will have your disqualification hold waived so that you can enroll in credit courses through Open University. All disqualified students have an automatic disqualification hold, which prevents them from registering for any courses until they receive disqualification advising. You must get registration approval from your disqualification advisor for every term you enroll in Open University. The registration hold will be removed after you are readmitted to CSUF.

As a disqualified student, what are my options for returning to the University?
Option 1: Readmission (Most Common)
In order to be eligible for readmission to the University, a minimum of a 2.0 CSUF and CUM GPA must be maintained. In order to raise the CSUF GPA, courses MUST be taken through Open University (ONLY the first 24 units earned through Open University will count towards your degree). All students wishing to be readmitted MUST reapply through CSUMentor.com . It is imperative you check the application deadlines found on CSUMentor.com to ensure avoid a delay in admission. Admission to the University may only be granted in the Fall and Spring semesters, and applications are generally available 4-10 months prior to the start of the semester you wish to apply for.

Option 2: Reinstatement
Reinstatement allows disqualified students to return immediately to the University as a matriculated student without a "break" in enrollment. Reinstatement is not granted based on Summer or Intersession grades and a deadline is established each semester for which reinstatement cases must be reviewed. Please speak with your advisor if you qualify for reinstatement. Listed below are the ONLY justifications for academic reinstatement and will be reviewed on an individual basis.

- Application of Grade Forgiveness for PREVIOUSLY completed courses, as outlined in UPS 300.015.
(EX: Grade Forgiveness applied to courses in which you have already repeated, not intend on repeating during future semesters)
- Grade Changes as outlined in University Policy (UPS 300.023)

What are the minimum requirements for readmission?
1. A minimum of 60 units must be earned
2. A minimum of a 2.0 GPA (Both CSUF and CUM)
3. The "Golden Four" Must be complete with a grade of a C or better - Mathematics, Oral Communication, Written Communication, and Critical Thinking
4. Any other admission criteria must be satisfied at the time of application

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