Academic Probation

Students are placed on Academic Probation when their Cal State Fullerton (CSUF) and/or Cumulative GPA(s) fall below a 2.0 (“C” average).

To help students regain good academic standing and achieve academic success, all students placed on Academic Probation are required to watch the CSUF mandatory Academic Probation Tutorial. The video tutorial is mandatory for all students who are placed on Academic Probation at the end of Fall and/or Spring semester. The tutorial is designed to help students better understand Academic Probation, relevant University policies, how to use the GPA Calculator tool, and strategies for academic improvement. There are required quizzes throughout the video, along with a final Exit Survey that must be completed at the end of the video in order for your major department to confirm you have satisfied the tutorial requirement. Be sure to take notes throughout the video, and visit success.fullerton.eduOpens in new window to view any additional steps required by your major college.

In compliance with University Policy 300.002, a REGISTRATION HOLD will be placed on all Cal State Fullerton students on academic probation and you are required to see an advisor before you can register for the upcoming semester. Academic Advisement is committed to supporting you along your journey to academic success.

To ensure your Registration Hold is removed and you are prepared to meet with your advisor(s), complete the following steps:

First-time freshman students placed on academic probation after their very first semester must participate in the Academic Success Institute, which will require multiple steps to help you regain good academic standing. You will receive an email with details and further instructions during the second week of January, after Registration & Records notifies you of your probation status.

All other students, you must first complete the online Academic Probation Tutorial, if you have not yet done so. Second, visit the following link: in new window and click on your major college (or Undeclared if you do not yet have a major) to view instructions for completing your remaining academic probation requirements.

   Click here to watch the Pre-tutorial Quick Video (2 minutes)Opens in new window  

   Click Here to watch the Academic Probation Tutorial (45 minutes)Opens in new window  

Important Campus Resources:

Campus Resources Website Instagram

Academic Advisement Center (AAC)

(GE Advising, understanding TDA, major exploration, discuss overall graduation requirements)  @csufaac

Adult Reentry & Parenting Student Programs

(Adult Learners)  @csuf_warc

A-Z Index for CSUF Website

(Find any department on campus)   

 Career Center

(Explore career pathways, internships, jobs, career fairs, etc.)  @csufcareer


(Find different majors, course descriptions, and academic policies)   

Clubs and Organizations

(Log into TitanLink to view full list)  @csufsll

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) (Mental wellness – individual and group counseling)

(24/7 Crisis Counselor: 657-278-3040) 


Disability Support Services (DSS) (Accommodations, accessibility, notetaking, general assistance)



 Diversity Initiatives and Resource Centers

(Ethnic and Identity Centers: AARC, APARC, LGBTQRC, LCRC, and TDRC)


DIRC - @csufdirc 
AARC - @csufaarc

APARC - @csufaparc

LCRC - @lcrc_csuf

LGBTQRC -   @lgbtq.csuf

TDRC - @csuf_tdrc

 Financial Aid

(FAFSA – Loans, Grants, Scholarships)



GPA Calculator

(Explore what-if grade scenarios)   

Library (Pollak Library)

(Hours of operation, research assistance, books/media)  @pollaklibrary

Major Advising

(search for department website)   

 Registration & Records

(University Policies, Forms, Student Records)   

Registration Guide

(Semester deadlines and important dates)  

Student Business Services

(Tuition, Fees, Payments, TIPP)  @csufsbs

 Student Success Centers

(Advisors, Retention Specialists, Graduation Specialists, and College Career Specialists)

 COTA - @cotassc 

CBE - @csufbusiness

COMM – @commcsuf

ECS – @csufecs

HHD – @csufhhd_ssc

HSS – @csuf_hss_success

NSM – @nsm_ssc

UNDC - @csuf_aac

Student Health & Wellness

(Physical and Mental Health)  @titanwell

Tuffy’s Basic Needs Services Center

(Identifies and serves students who are experiencing an unforeseen hardship, emergency, crisis, or catastrophic life event)



(Also check with your major college for additional tutoring services)

University Learning Center (ULC):

The Writing Center:

Math Tutoring:


ULC - @csuf_ulc

Writing - @csufwritingcenter

Math - @nsm_ssc

Veterans Resource Center (VRC)

(Services to military-connected students that support personal, academic, and professional success)



WoMen’s Center

(educating on issues of gender and social equity through a feminist lens, support services, leadership opportunities, educational programs and advocacy)  @csuf_warc