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 SJSU cumulative GPA of 2.0 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 SJSU cumulative GPA of 2.0 in subsequent semesters. Educational counselors are available to help students access their academic difficulty and address the following:

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


  • Assessment - What led to your below average GPA?
  • Navigating MySJSU (Schedules/ Grades/ Admin Tasks)
  • Guidance on Campus Policies and Procedures
  • Classroom Strategies (i.e. note takeing)
  • How to communicate with professors and peers 
  • Identify Learning Styles
  • Time management
  • Test-Taking
  • Decision-Making (Major/Career)