Academic Probation Advising

Note: The following academic probation advising information is for students majoring in the College of Communications only:

Cinema and Television Arts (CTVA)

Communications (COMM)

Communication Studies (HCOM)

Communicative Disorders (COMD)

We are here to help you succeed if you have been placed on academic probation. Students are placed on academic probation if their CSUF GPA and/or cumulative GPA falls below 2.0.

Students placed on academic probation will not be able to register for summer 2020 or fall 2020 classes until they complete the mandatory probation advising requirement.

If you were notified that you were placed on academic probation, you must complete the following steps:


First-semester freshman students placed on academic probation after fall 2019:

First-time freshmen placed on academic probation after their very first semester must participate in the Academic Success Institute during January 2020, which will require multiple steps to help you regain good academic standing. You will receive an email with details and further instructions during the second week of January, after Registration & Records notifies you of your probation status.


All other students (continuing freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors):

1) Complete the online Academic Probation TutorialOpens in new window . (It will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.)

2) After completing the Academic Probation tutorial, you must meet with an advisor in the College of Communications Student Success Center. You may either schedule a probation advising appointment online with the appropriate advisor, or visit our office during walk-in advising hours.

Continuing freshmen and sophomores (0-59 units earned) are recommended to schedule a "probation advising for continuing students" appointmentOpens in new window  with Axis Avalos.

Juniors not yet eligible to apply for graduation (60-84 units earned) are recommended to schedule a "probation advising for continuing students" appointmentOpens in new window  with Connie Chen or Stephanie Malone, or visit any advisor during walk-in advising hours.

Seniors eligible to apply (or have applied) for graduation (85+ units earned) are recommended to schedule a "probation advising for graduating seniors" appointmentOpens in new window  with Connie Chen or Tammy Rogers, or visit any advisor during walk-in advising hours.


When do I need to complete this probation advising requirement?

Students placed on academic probation after fall 2019 will have a registration hold placed on their accounts in late February. Your hold will be removed after you complete the probation advising requirement. You are strongly encouraged to complete your probation advisement requirement prior to the start of the spring 2020 semester, but by no later than March 2020 to avoid delays to your summer and/or fall 2020 enrollment.

We look forward to supporting you!