Academic Probation: Special Consideration

Special Consideration

Students who have not been in attendance at SF State for more than one semester, including students who were on academic probation or were academically disqualified from the university, are expected to have a 2.0 or higher SF State and all college GPA to be re-admitted to SF State.  When not matriculated, a former student must enroll in courses through the College of Extended Learning to raise the SF State GPA.  Students who do not meet the 2.0 minimum GPA requirements may qualify to return through special consideration if they meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Have a grade point deficit of -12 or less (Use the Grade Point Deficit Calculator on the left for calculations if needed)
  2. Completed 6 or more transferable units since last regular enrollment at SF State (may be through the College of Extended Learning or another institution)
    • Earned a 2.5 GPA or above through these courses
    • Not received a grade of C- or below since their last regular enrollment at SF State
  3. Demonstrated they have sufficiently addressed the previous challenges that impacted their academic success and their plan for future success

Students interested in special consideration should start exploring this option with an academic advisor. Undeclared students can meet with an advisor in the Undergraduate Advising Center and students with declared majors should meet with an advisor in their college-based resource center. Students who meet the special consideration requirements and are ready to apply, can schedule an appointment with Herman Lee, Assistant Director of the Undergraduate Advising Center.