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Academic Probation Support

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Academic Probation Policy

Students earning a 2.0 GPA or lower will be placed on academic probation. Click here for more information on academic probation support and to access the complete policy. Every student on academic probation in the College of Science and Mathematics is required to participate in some type of intervention as a means of providing support and to help ensure student success. Required interventions are listed below.

First-Year Students

First year students on academic probation for the first time after fall or winter quarter must participate the First Year Success Program coordinated through the Mustang Success Center. FSP is in place to motivate and encourage students, not to punish them. Students will work with an academic coach whose sole goal is to see students succeed at Cal Poly and help them find their way in college. You will receive an email outlining the steps you need to take.

A Note From The Dean's Office (Winter 2018)

Mustang News article: "Lessons learned in your first quarter of college to carry on into winter quarter"

Second Year & Continuing Students

Students who are on Academic Probation after their first year at Cal Poly will be required to meet with an academic advisor in the College of Science and Mathematics Advising Center prior to the fourth week of the following quarter to develop an academic success plan. 

Academic Coaching

Academic Coaching is coordinated through the College of Science and Mathematics Advising Center as an intervention for second year COSAM students on academic probation. Students are required to meet with a matched peer academic coach four times throughout the quarter to discuss their unique situation and cover topics such as study habits, time management, campus resources, and more. Students who are required to participate will receive an email with more information.

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