General Probation Information

Major Probation Causes

  • Major GPA < 2.0 or
  • Lack of progress in major: "Not taking (or not getting passing grade in) any class in major for 2 consecutive semesters"
  • Failing 2nd repeat (3rd attempt) of any CMPE/SE/CS course

Major Probation Potential Outcomes

Due to Low Major GPA

  • Overall Major GPA ≥ 2.0: removed from Major Probation
  • Overall Major GPA < 2.0 but Term Major GPA ≥ 2.0: continued Major Probation
  • Overall Major GPA < 2.0 and Term Major GPA < 2.0: subject to Major Disqualification

Due to Lack of Progress

  • It depends on progress (if any) in Major

Due to Multiple Repeats

  • Passing repeated course: removed from Major Probation
  • Failing after 3rd repeat (4th attempt): DQed from major
  • Failing 2nd repeat of another CMPE/SE/CS course: DQed

Major Probation Consequences

  • If you are on Major probation (whether the reason is for low major GPA or lack of progress), you could be DISQUALIFIED for the same reason or the other reason
  • Major changed to “Undeclared”.
  • If your semester major GPA < 2.0 & your overall major GPA < 2.0, you will be DQed
  • If you do not make progress in the major, you will be DQed
  • If you fail after 3rd repeat of any major class or fail 2nd repeat of multiple major classes, you will be DQed from major.


    • Department uses change of major policy for reinstatement
    • Both requirements stated in the policy should be met and students will be ranked based on the provided formula (using mainly STEM GPA). 
    • Enrolling in a major class as an Open University (OU) student without a study plan does not mean that student has been reinstated in the major and the department is under no obligation to reinstate that student even if a significant progress has being made toward a degree.