Academic Probation & Disqualification

A student's academic status at San José State University is based solely on the student's academic coursework. This includes courses taken through the Open University. Every semester students can get information about their grade point average from the university's website. Students earning below a 2.0 grade point average are placed on academic probation. Students who are placed on academic probation may be disqualified from the university if they fail to earn better than a 2.0 grade point average in subsequent semesters. Educational counselors are available to help students in academic difficulty with the following:

 A helpful tool is the Academic Probation and Disqualification Process flow chart:


  • Assessment - What led to your below average GPA?
  • Study skills information
  • Adjustment to University
  • Decision making
  • Personal problems
  • Choosing/changing majors
  • Time management
  • Procrastination
  • Interest/skill testing