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 attend a Powering-up Academic Success Strategies workshop to complete the academic probation clearance form to remove your hold.  If you miss the workshops, you should complete Part A of the Academic Probation Hold Clearance Form (pdf) and the Academic Success Worksheet (pdf) before scheduling an appointment with the Undergraduate Advising Center in ADM 211.    

*If you are in EOP, you should meet with your EOP advisor in lieu of a workshop.  Please go to the EOP Front Office at SSB 201 or call 415-388-1085 to schedule an appointment with an EOP advisor.

 If you are a METRO student, please email metroadv@sfsu.edu or call 415-405-2681 to set up an appointment in lieu of a workshop.

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.  You can identify your college resource center by major on our list of majors.

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

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

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 College of Health and Social Sciences 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 the department/school of your major

College of Science & Engineering: All declared and pre-major students should start the hold removal process by contacting their major department office to set up a meeting with their faculty advisor.   

Graduate College of Education: Communicative Disorder majors should email Mallorie Desimone at mallorie@sfsu.edu to schedule an appointment with a faculty advisor.