Academic Disqualification

When a student experiences academic disqualification, they are no longer in an "admitted/matriculated" status with CSUF. All students experiencing academic disqualification must complete mandatory advising at least once through either a workshop/webinar attendance, or an individual appointment with an Open University Advisor , before attending degree classes enrolled through Open University at CSUF .

Undergraduate students on academic notice will experience academic disqualification if their CSUF and/or total grade point averages fall below the following GPA thresholds and based on class level (total units earned).

Academic Disqualification by class level
Class Level Units Earned GPA Level
Seniors 90 or more 1.95
Juniors 60-89 1.85
Sophomores 30 - 59 1.70
Freshmen 0 - 29 1.50

The information above is defined in The California State University, Chancellor's Order number 1038


Steps for Regaining Good Academic Standing and Readmission to CSUF


Before getting started and proceeding through this process, take a moment to reflect upon your experience as a student. Assess your individual goals. Do you want to earn a degree from CSUF? What changes can be made that will promote a positive outcome?


Evaluate the primary reasons leading to your Academic Disqualification. Once your individual challenges have been identified, develop a specific plan that will allow you to raise your GPA, make sufficient progress towards a degree, and return to CSUF!


Attend either a mandatory academic disqualification workshop/webinar OR meet with an Open University Advisor. Whether you attend a webinar or appointment it will be an opportunity to review your individual academic plan, learn criteria to be eligible for future readmission to CSUF, consider strategies to repair your GPA, understanding steps to enroll in courses via Open University at CSUF, and formally apply for future readmission at Cal State Apply. Keep in mind when creating your plan, only the first 24 units earned through Open University will count as cumulative units towards a degree at CSUF.


The needed materials below are necessary to get the most from attending an Academic Disqualification Workshop/Webinar or meeting with an Open University Advisor:

Appointments for previously disqualified students and for those unable to attend a workshop/webinar:

  • Previously disqualified students may make appointments with an advisor by booking a date and time on the Open University's Advising website Opens in new window .
  • If you are not showing an "active major", run your TDA as a "what if" major. Please view Instructions for printing your TDA and transcript above.
  • The academic disqualification advising hold is recurring and will appear ahead of each fall/spring term while in a non-admitted status. Approval from an Open University advisor is required each semester to enroll in courses through Open University. Opens in new window Please reach out to one of the advisors below to have your recurring disqualification advising hold waived in advance of the term you wish to enroll through Open University. Students whom need a review, may also reach out via email.


Office: (657) 278 - 4280


Click here to meet with Suzanne BatistaOpens in new window  



Office: (657) 278 - 7644


Click here to to meet with Margaret Y. LuzziOpens in new window




Click here to meet with Michelle HernandezOpens in new window