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Academic Standing Review

There are three levels of academic standing at UC San Diego: 

  1. Good Standing - term and cumulative grade point average (GPA) are 2.0 or higher
  2. Academic Probation - term GPA is at least 1.5 but less than 2.0 or the cumulative GPA is less than 2.0 and the student is not Subject to Disqualification
  3. Subject to Disqualification - term GPA is less than 1.5 or the student completed two successive terms on Academic Probation and the cumulative GPA is below 2.0

Refer to Back on Track for additional information about academic standing and answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic Disqualification

Students facing academic disqualification have been on Academic Probation or Subject to Disqualification for multiple quarters. The Colleges conduct a holistic review of each student’s academic and advising records to determine whether they will be disqualified or allowed to continue enrollment at UC San Diego. 

Option to Appeal

Students with documented evidence of serious and extenuating circumstances that will no longer impact their academic performance, may choose to appeal their disqualification.

Students whose appeals are approved are allowed to enroll in Fall Quarter and must earn a term GPA of at least 2.0 to continue enrollment for the rest of the academic year. Students who do not appeal or have their appeal denied will be dropped from currently enrolled courses (including Summer Session), resulting in a full refund of tuition and cancellation of health insurance.

Returning to UC San Diego after Disqualification

Students may request to return to UC San Diego after at least one full academic year away. Note: return after disqualification is available for Fall Quarter only. Refer to Returning to UC San Diego after Disqualification for details.

Spring 2024 Timeline 

  • June 21 - Grades for Spring Quarter are finalized 
  • June 24 - The Colleges review students’ records and send official notification of academic standing via the Virtual Advising Center (
  • July 1 - Appeal deadline for students who have been academically disqualified 
  • July 5 - Final notification sent to students who do not appeal or whose appeals are denied