Readmission - Graduate
A graduate student readmitted after academic disqualification most often retains a sub-3.0 GPA and, therefore, remains on continued probation until the cumulative graduate GPA is raised to a minimum of 3.0. While disqualified, the graduate student has no capacity, outside of possible degree-satisfying courses taken as part of a program of study, to raise the GPA. Unlike an undergraduate in a disqualified status, courses taken by a graduate student through Open University or at other institutions during this period are not counted in university GPA calculations, except in the case of the program of study courses that are applicable to the degree program. At that point, the probationary status is removed, and a subsequent decline in cumulative GPA below 3.0 results again in probation. If while on probation, including following reinstatement, a student fails to achieve a term GPA equal to or above 3.0 in any Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall term, he or she is disqualified a second and final time.
Disqualified students lose their privileges for course registration and so are effectively removed from the university. Readmission differs from reinstatement. An academically disqualified student may apply for and be granted reinstatement. But to continue with class enrollment requires that he or she also be readmitted into the university. Readmission is possible only after formal reapplication through Cal State Apply, university review, and acceptance by your former department.
The student can reapply as early as the term following a first disqualification, even if reinstatement has not yet been achieved. The university will make special arrangements for former students who wish to return to their studies, before an official term begins. The Associate Dean of Graduate Studies should be contacted if these circumstances apply.