Academic Probation: Clearing Your Hold

How To Remove Your Academic Probation Hold

In order to remove your academic probation hold, you must have an approved Academic Probation Hold Clearance Form (pdf).  Please check your SF State email for an email from the Registrar’s Office which contains additional details.  In short, you will electronically fill out the first half of the form and then meet with an advisor(s) and/or department chair for advising and approvals.

Undeclared and/or Changing Majors

If you are undeclared* and/or planning to change your major, you must meet with an academic advisor to complete the Academic Probation Hold Clearance Form. Locate the appropriate advisor below and bring the Academic Probation Hold Clearance Form (pdf) with part A completed to your appointment:

  • Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) students should go to the EOP Office at SSB 201 or call 415-388-1085 to schedule an appointment with an EOP advisor.
  • Metro College Success Program students should email metroadv@sfsu.edu or call 415-405-2681 to make an appointment with a Metro advisor. 
  • All other Undeclared students will receive an email with steps to make an appointment with a counselor in the Undergraduate Advising Center.
  • Students planning to change to undeclared should visit ADM 211 or call 415-338-2101 to schedule their appointment.     

Declared Major or Pre-Major

If you have a declared major, you should be working with either a faculty advisor or your college resource center.  Find your college below to see who you should talk to.  If you are unsure of your college affiliation, you can find it on this list of majors.

Lam Family College of Business: Students should call (415) 405-3531 to schedule an appointment with the Lam Family College of Business Student Success Center in BUS 112 with the exception of Economics and Labor and Employment Studies majors who should visit their faculty advisor for their respective majors.

College of Ethnic Students: Students should visit EP 117 to schedule an advisor in the Student Engagement Center

College of Health and Social Sciences: Declared students with freshman standing and all pre-majors in the College of Health and Social Sciences should visit the College of Health and Social Sciences Student Resource Center in HSS 254.  Declared sophomores, juniors and seniors should visit with their faculty advisors in their major and then the Student Resource Center in HSS 254.

College of Liberal & Creative Arts: All declared and pre-major students should visit the College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Resource Center in HUM 112 or call 415-338-1486 to schedule an appointment with an advisor or learn about our probation workshop.

College of Science & Engineering: All first semester probation students declared or in a pre-major start the hold removal process by contacting their major department or pre-major department office to set up a meeting with their faculty advisor.  All students who are subject to disqualification should schedule an appointment with an advisor in the College of Science and Engineering's Student Success Center (CSSC) through a link they receive in an email from the CSSC.  

Graduate College of Education: Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences/Communicative Disorder majors should email Mallorie Desimone at mallorie@sfsu.edu to make an appointment with a faculty advisor.