Academic Warning

The Collegiate Success Coach provides intentional outreach and support services to students in the probation process at CSU.

Academic Warning is the assigned academic standing for student below a 2.0 cumulative GPA for two consecutive Fall/Spring semesters.

Students on Academic Warning will complete a short Canvas course called Project Success (details below). When grades are entered at the end of that semester, if a student’s cumulative GPA raises to 2.0 or higher, the student returns to good academic standing. If the cumulative GPA remains below a 2.0, the student will be dismissed from CSU.

A student may appeal a dismissal from the university (Dismissal Appeal Application). Please note that the submission deadline for dismissal appeals is posted to the Dismissal Appeal site. All students on Academic Warning will receive outreach from the Collegiate Success Coach if they are interested in assistance with the Dismissal Appeal process.

Project Success

Project Success is an academic program hosted by Academic Advocacy and led by the Collegiate Success Coach. Students from a variety of majors and programs that are on Academic Warning are invited to participate. All of the work in Project Success can be completed via the Canvas course, but there will also be opportunities for in-person engagements.

The College of Business and designated support programs at CSU have their own probation outreach programs. Check-in with your advisor for more information.

Project Success SP2020 Group Photos

Resources for Students on Academic Warning

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Academic Standing process?

Students with a cumulative GPA lower than a 2.000 will be in the Academic Standing process for a period of one or two regular semesters (fall and spring). Grades earned in regular credit courses through the Division of Continuing Education or the CSU summer session will count toward the cumulative GPA regardless of when those classes are taken. At any time that the cumulative GPA is raised to a 2.000 or higher, the student will return to good academic standing.

Does being on Academic Warning affect my financial aid?

Students receiving financial aid (Pell grants, scholarships, sponsorships, student loans, etc.) should check with their financial aid counselor to determine eligibility. Each financial aid award could be impacted differently.

If my semester GPA is above 2.0 and I am in the academic standing process, will I return to good status?

That depends on your cumulative GPA. If your cumulative GPA (cumulative GPA reflects all grades earned at CSU) is still below 2.0, you will remain on in the academic standing process (or go into dismissal) even if you had a great semester. It is your cumulative GPA, not your semester GPA, that determines probation status.

If I am in the academic standing process, will I be able to register for the next semester?

If you are on Academic Warning, you will be able to register, but if you are still below 2.0 at the end of the current semester, you will be dismissed and your registration for the following semester will be cancelled. However, if you file a dismissal appeal and the appeal is approved, your registration will be preserved.

If I am on in the academic standing process, will I be allowed to graduate?

You need a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate. You would need to raise your GPA to meet CSU’s graduation requirements.

If I am in the academic standing process, will I be dismissed from the university?

If you are on your first semester of the academic standing process and your cumulative GPA is still below a 2.0 at the end of your Academic Watch semester, you will enter your second semester in the process and be placed on Academic Warning so you have an additional semester to raise your GPA. If at the end of your Academic Warning semester, your cumulative GPA is still below a 2.0, you will be dismissed from CSU.