Academic Disqualification

When you are academically disqualified, you are no longer considered an "admitted/matriculated" student at CSUF. All disqualified students must complete the Disqualification Tutorial videoOpens in new window before they can schedule an advising session or attend the Academic Disqualification workshop. The tutorial includes information on options after being academically disqualified from CSUF. A short quiz will be given after every section to track your progress.

Undergraduate students on academic probation are subject to disqualification if their CSUF or total grade point averages fall below one of the following levels of disqualification.

Go to Disqualification Tutorial videoOpens in new window for more information.

Class Level 

Units Earned 

GPA Level 


90 or more 






30 - 59 



0 - 29 


The information above is defined in The California State University, Chancellor's Order number 823.

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!


Academic Advisement is committed to providing you with the information and guidance necessary for you to get back on track. To attend a mandatory Academic Disqualification Workshop OR meet with an Open University Advisor, you must complete the Disqualification Tutorial video then print and fill out the Academic Disqualification worksheetPDF File Opens in new window

Step 4

Attend a mandatory Academic Disqualification Workshop OR meet with an Open University Advisor. This will be an opportunity to review your individual academic plan: repair your GPA, make degree progress, learn the Open University enrollment process, and become eligible for readmission. Keep in mind when creating your plan, only the first 24 units earned through Open University will count as cumulative units towards your degree at CSUF.

You are required to bring all materials below when attending the Academic Disqualification Workshop for newly disqualified students or meeting with an Open University Advisor:

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

  • Previously disqualified students may make appointments with an advisor by booking a date and time on the Open University's Advising websiteOpens in new window
  • You must first complete the Disqualification Tutorial prior to making any advising appointment for the first time. Before you start the tutorial, first log onto your Student Portal and print your Titan Degree Audit (TDA) and Unofficial Transcripts from your Student Center. If you are not showing an "active major", run your TDA as a "what if" major. You will review these documents as you complete the Disqualification Tutorial, and you must also bring them with you to the Disqualification Appointment.
    Please view Instructions for printing your TDA and transcript.
    Please access the Disqualification Tutorial videoOpens in new window .
  • An approval from an Open University advisor is required each semester to enroll in courses through Open University. Open University advisors are available to sign Open University Registration forms for disqualified students during advising hours. Please check their availability at Open University before coming to campus.

Suzanne Batista
Office: (657) 278 - 4280
Location: University Hall 123B

Margaret Y. Luzzi
Office: (657) 278 - 7644 
Location: College Park 100