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Academic Eligibility for Undergraduates

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Academic probation. Undergraduate students in the College of Creative Studies, the College of Engineering, and the College of Letters and Science are placed on academic probation if their cumulative grade-point average in the University of California falls below 2.0 (C average) at the end of any quarter. While on academic probation, students are under the supervision of the dean of their college. Students on academic probation will be returned to regular academic status if they raise their cumulative average to 2.0 or above by the end of their second quarter on academic probation.


Academic disqualification. Any of the following conditions make undergraduate students in the College of Creative Studies, the College of Engineering, and the College of Letters and Science subject to academic disqualification from further enrollment at UCSB:

  1. At the end of any quarter their grade-point average is less than 1.5 for that quarter.
  2. Their grade-point average for any quarter falls below 2.0 while they are on academic probation.
  3. After two consecutive quarters on academic probation they have not raised their cumulative UC grade-point average to 2.0 or better.

Students who are subject to academic disqualification are not eligible to register again at UCSB until and unless they are reinstated on probation by the dean of their college. Students should refer to the college publications for further information concerning academic disqualification.

Reinstatement. Undergraduate students subject to academic disqualification may appeal to the dean of their college for reinstatement on probationary status. The dean will decide if a student may be reinstated and may set conditions for reinstatement. Reinstated students may register at UCSB under the conditions set by their dean and will be subject to the dean’s supervision until they have regained regular academic status.

In order to transfer either from one UC campus to another or from one school or college to another on the same campus, students who are on academic probation or subject to academic disqualification must obtain the approval of the dean of the college or school to which transfer is requested. Upon completion of the transfer, the student is subject to the supervision of the dean of that college or school.