Academic Difficulty

Oct 11, 2017 Katherine J Parpana

As described in the General Catalog, there are a few reasons why a student would fall under a category of academic difficulty.

  • Qualitative Standing (Grades)  - calculated every quarter, UC cumulative and quarterly GPA 
    • Academic Probation: 2.00-1.50 UC GPA   
    • Subject to Dismissal: Below 1.50 UC GPA   
      • 3rd consecutive quarter on Academic Probation
      • 16 units of “incomplete” grades
  • Quantitative Standing (Minimum Progress)  - calculated after spring quarter, and if the student is deficient in spring, it will be calculated again after fall quarter 
    • Students should be completing an average of 13 units per quarter 
    • Academic Probation: 36-39 units after spring (Fall + Winter + Spring)  
    • Subject to Dismissal: less than 36 units after spring 


If you are experiencing academic difficulty, it is important you are seeking out help from a Dean’s Office Academic Counselor. You are welcome to drop-in to 150 Mrak Hall in order to make an appointment during our drop-in hours between 9AM-12PM and 1:30PM-4PM. 

You are also encouraged to review our webinar on Understanding and Navigating Academic Probation (UAP, 2017).

This webinar information is specific to academic probation at the end of spring 2017. Academic advising may be specific to the quarters (fall, winter, spring) in which students are notified of their academic status. In circumstances of academic difficulty, advising can be time sensitive. Students are encouraged to seek advising as soon as possible to maximize academic options. 

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