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VPAA 11-04 Updates to the “Academic Standing” and “Academic Probation & Disqualification” Policies in the HSU Catalog

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09-2011
Policy Number: 
VPAA 11-04

The following are select updates to current policy in the HSU Catalog and are to be implemented for the 2011/2012 AY. The current policy can be found in the 2010-11 catalog pages 40 & 68. 

1.   The limit on how many times a student can be considered for reinstatement to the university.
        1st DQ: Student must take off a minimum of one semester before reapplying.
        2nd DQ: Student must take off a minimum of a full year before reapplying. Students may be required to take additional time off, or complete courses at a different institution before being readmitted.
        3rd DQ: No option to reapply to HSU. May complete coursework elsewhere and reapply to a different CSU campus.
 
2.   Guidelines for immediate reinstatement (return to the university without having to reapply).
        Exceptions can be made for students whose term’s GPA 2.0 or above even though cumulative GPA does not reach the established threshold.
        Exceptions can be made for students with one semester to graduation as certified by the DARS degree check. This exception requires that the student has applied for graduation.
        Exceptions can be made on the first DQ, for EOP/SDRC/VET students who may apply for immediate reinstatement with a letter from their EOP/SDRC/VET advisor supporting reinstatement at that time. Subsequent DQ’s follow the progression above starting with the requirements for the Second DQ.

3.   Requirements for consideration of reinstatement (as an applicant).

        When applying to the University for Reinstatement, students must provide a letter to the Admissions Office with a statement describing the reasons for the academic reinstatement and a plan to address the underlying problems in order to increase the likelihood of success.
        Faculty may be asked to complete a form to provide information that the Exceptions Committee would find helpful in making a decision regarding reinstatement.
        Upon reinstatement, students will be required to develop a study plan and Learning Center /EOP Contract prior to beginning classes.
 
4.   Rules for graduate and credential students.
        First DQ: Students may be immediately reinstated to the university given a positive recommendation from the Graduate Program including an agreement by a graduate faculty member to serve as the student’s advisor submitted to the Graduate Studies Office.
        Second DQ: Student must take a minimum of one semester off before reapplying. Students may be required to take additional time off. Students may be readmitted to the university given a positive recommendation from the Graduate Program including an agreement by a graduate faculty member to serve as the student’s advisor. Students will be required to provide a letter with a statement describing the reasons for the academic probation and a plan to address the underlying problems in order to increase the likelihood of success. Both documents will be forwarded to the Graduate Studies Office for processing.
        Third DQ: No option to reapply to HSU. May complete coursework elsewhere and reapply to a different CSU campus.

PASSED – Academic Senate – November 30, 2010

APPROVED – President Richmond – December 6, 2010

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