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Academic Standing

Good standing is defined as having quarter and cumulative Grade Point Averages of 2.0 or higher. Any variation below that standard is considered academic probation. A quarter GPA below 2.0, or a cumulative GPA under 2.0, places a student into Academic Probation (AP).

Students on academic probation are notified of their status and requirements to be completed as a result of being on academic probation via email at the beginning of each term. Students on academic probation may not enroll in more than three courses (13 units) until the student returns to good standing.  


Academic Probation Requirements in the Bourns College of Engineering

Students are notified of that academic probation status via e-mail usually within the first week of the next term. In that notification, they received specific instructions about their status, next steps, and the academic probation policy for the Bourns College of Engineering.

All students on academic probation are required to complete a tailored process as a result of their subpar academic performance in the previous quarter. The first step in that process is to attend an Academic Recovery Workshop offered by the Academic Success Program in the Bourns College of Engineering. Workshops are held at the beginning of each quarter. At the end of the workshop, students are given directions to complete the online academic probation recovery plan and make an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to review the plan.

To regulate compliance, a registration hold is placed on the student's current quarter registration. The hold is removed after the student completes the entire academic recovery process. Students on academic probation are given one quarter to return to good standing. Failure to earn at least a 2.0 term and/or cumulative GPA will result in academic dismissal from the University of California, Riverside.

Summer is not an official term and has no impact on a student's academic standing from the spring term.

Repeating courses may improve your GPA, but doesn't change your academic standing.

See your academic advisor for clarification on the policy.

Resources for Academic Recovery

Students in the College of Engineering are encouraged to take the initiative to utilize available self-help resources to improve their academic performance, and to answer many of their own questions. This is not, however, to suggest that self-help resources can always substitute for academic advising.

Academic advisors are trained in academic success strategies, and well versed in the services available on campus to address a wide variety of student challenges (both academic and non-academic) that may impact academic performance. If you find yourself unable to overcome performance difficulties, or detect a negative trend in your performance, consult your assigned academic advisor.

Please visit our Academic Success Program page for more information about resources.