Academic Probation or Continued Probation means that a student has failed to maintain satisfactory academic progress in all course work attempted at San José State University. Undergraduate students are placed on probation when the SJSU cumulative grade point average falls below a "C" average (2.00) in all units attempted.
Major Probation means that a student has failed to maintain satisfactory academic progress in all course work related to the Major. This includes support courses (lower division math, science and engineering), all required course for the major, and technical electives as well as English 1A and 1B. College of Engineering undergraduate students are placed on probation when the Major-related GPA falls below a "C" average (2.00). You can read more about the Major Probation and DQ Policy here.
If you have been placed on University or Major academic probation or are on continuing probation, a hold will be placed on your account and you will be unable to register for classes for future semesters until you have received the academic advising you need.
The College of Engineering requires that you complete the Probation Program, designed to help you improve your academic performance. When you complete the following steps your Major Probation hold is released and you are allowed to register for Spring 2014.
Step 1. Attend a Probation Workshop offered by the Engineering Student Success Center, workshops are one hour and begin on August 22, 2013 and end on September 3, 2013. Reserve your seat by Wednesday, August 21 by selecting Make an Appointment on the right-pane.
Step 2. Schedule an Appointment for “Probation Program – Step 2: Advising Meeting” with an ESSC Professional Advisor or ESSC Peer Mentor to discuss the conditions which have led to your Academic Probation status and create a plan to improve your performance. Complete step 2 before Friday, October 25. Do not schedule this meeting until you have successfully completed an ESSC Probation Workshop.
When you complete steps 1 and 2, your Probation hold will be released.
Our goal is to help you move off academic probation and support you in achieving your academic goal of obtaining a degree from a College of Engineering major. Feel free to contact me should you have any questions.
Please remember that ESSC staff and peer advisors cannot release “major advising” holds. This must be done by your faculty advisor in your department.
If you have any questions about academic probation or disqualification, call the ESSC front desk at 408-924-3990 or e-mail success.engineering[at]sjsu[dot]edu