Scholastic Standards for Continuation of Enrollment-Undergraduate Students

To be eligible for a bachelor’s degree, students must have a grade point average of at least 2.0 (C) in their entire college record, in all courses attempted at California State University, Sacramento, in all upper division courses used to complete the major, in all courses used to complete the minor, and in all courses used to complete General Education.

The first two averages listed above, overall and CSUS, are used in determining if students are demonstrating satisfactory progress in degree completion. Failure to maintain a 2.0 (C) average in both the overall and CSUS averages, will subject the student to the loss of enrollment privileges as indicated in the rules described below.

I. GRADE POINT DEFICIENCY DEFINED

Students are expected to maintain at least a 2.0 (C) grade point average by earing at least twice as many grade points as units attempted. For example, if a student attempts 15 units and earns a “C” grade in all courses, he/she will receive 30 grade points and have no grade point deficiency for that semester. If 15 units are attempted but only 25 grade points are earned there is a minus 5 grade point balance (a grade point deficiency) and the student becomes subject to academic status rules. NOTE:  A “C-” (1.7 grade point) grade is lower than a 2.0 grade point average.

II. UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC STATUS CATEGORIES

A.      Clear Status. 

Continuing CSUS students with no overall or CSUS grade point deficiency or new CSUS students with no transfer grade point deficiency are in “clear” academic status. Students who are in clear academic status at the end of a semester will be eligible to enroll in the subsequent semester.

B.      Academic Warning

An early intervention strategy designation of Academic Warning does not go on an academic transcript.

Students whose term (semester) grade point average falls below 2.0 for two or more consecutive semesters, regardless of their cumulative grade point average, must meet with an assigned advisor prior to enrolling in the subsequent semester.

C.      Academic Probation

Students will be subject to academic probation any time the cumulative grade point average in all college work attempted or cumulative grade point average at CSUS falls below 2.0.

Former CSUS students returning to the campus who have less than a 2.0 CSUS grade point average or overall grade point average and transfer students admitted with less than a 2.0 grade point average will be placed on academic probation  provided their grade point deficiency does not exceed class level limits (see Academic Disqualification). If their grade point deficiency exceeds class level limits, they will be placed on a Special Contract at the point of admission or readmission (see Special Contract).

Students on probation are eligible to enroll in the subsequent semester after meeting with an advisor.

Academic probation status is removed when the cumulative grade point average in all college work attempted and the CSUS cumulative grade point average becomes 2.0. 

D.      Continued Probation.  

Students will be placed on Continued Probation if they were on Academic probation and earn a semester grade point average that maintains the grade point deficiency within class level limits (see Academic Disqualification).

Special Contract. NO CHANGE RECOMMENDED

E.       Academic Disqualification

A student will be subject to academic disqualification if he/she is on academic probation and:

As a student will less than 60 semester units of college work completed the earned grade point total falls 15 or more grade points below a 2.0 (C) average in all units attempted at CSUS or in all college units attempted. (Example, if a student completes 45 semester units, 90 grade points would be required for a GPA of 2.00. If the student had only earned 75 grade points (15 less than necessary for a 2.00 GPA) the student would be subject to disqualification.

As a student with 69-89 units of college work completed the earned grade point total falls 9 or more grade points below a 2.0 (C) average in all units attempted at CSUS or in all college units attempted.

OR

As a student with 90 or more semester units of college work completed the earned grade point total falls 6 or more grade points below a 2.0 (C) average in all units attempted at CSUS or in all college units attempted.

FS 13/14-87
Approved by the Faculty Senate, May 23, 2013
Approved by President Gonzalez, May 12, 2014