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Academic Probation and Subject to Disqualification

Grades are reviewed for Academic Standing after Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters only. You cannot return to good academic standing after completing Summer Session coursework.

Academic Probation

  • If either your term or cumulative GPA is between 1.500 and 1.999, you are on Academic Probation
  • Academic Probation is a warning; you may continue to enroll in classes at UC San Diego
  • Academic Probation is noted on internal records, but does not appear on your official transcript

Subject to Disqualification

  • If you have been on Academic Probation two or more consecutive quarters and your cumulative GPA is below 2.0, you will become Subject to Disqualification
  • If your term GPA is below 1.5, you will become Subject to Disqualification, regardless of your cumulative GPA or your previous academic standing
  • If you are Subject to Disqualification, you only may continue to enroll in classes at UC San Diego at the discretion of the college
  • If you are not disqualified, your Subject to Disqualification status is noted on internal records, but does not appear on your official transcript
  • The college will decide whether or not you are disqualified based on:
    • Your current and past grades
    • Your progress in your major and general-education classes
    • How difficult it would be for you to return to good academic standing
    • Whether you have a previous history of being on academic probation or subject to disqualification

If You are Academically Disqualified

  • You may appeal your disqualification from the University
    • Appeals must be made in writing for review by the college appeals committee by the deadline
    • Appeals are only granted to students who can demonstrate extraordinary circumstances that will no longer interfere with their academic success
    • You can use this self-assessment form to help you articulate the problems you faced and the strategies you will use to improve your situation
  • If you are not granted an appeal or choose not to appeal:
    • You will be dropped from your classes
    • If you are disqualified based on Spring Quarter grades, you will be dropped from all of your Summer classes
    • You will have a hold preventing future enrollment at UC San Diego, including summer session
    • Your transcript will bear a notation that you have been academically disqualified
    • Specific readmission eligibility information will be sent to you via the Virtual Advising Center
  • Additionally, view readmission for more information on the application process  

Resources for Students in Academic Difficulty

If you find yourself on Academic Probation or Subject to Disqualification, it is important that you address your difficulties directly by making an honest self assessment of your individual situation, considering all of the factors that have caused academic difficulties, and then developing a plan to achieve academic success. Consider doing a personal reflection and creating a three-quarter academic plan

There are many offices and resources on the UC San Diego campus to assist you:

Offices On-Campus:

Tutoring, Online Resources, and Courses:

See Back on Track for additional information.