Scholastic Standards,
Academic Probation, and Dismissal

The Scholastic Standards Policy (General Catalog-Sect. 1.8) of Colorado State University is administered by the Center for Advising and Student Achievement (CASA) Go to—under the supervision of the Committee on Scholastic Standards—to maintain academic standards of excellence, and to ensure that a degree obtained from Colorado State retains its high level of value.

The committee is made up of one faculty representative from each of the eight colleges and the Assistant Director of the Center for Advising and Student Achievement. Students may be directed to CASA for advising on scholastic standards.

First Semester on Probation (P1)

Students are placed on probation when their cumulative GPA falls below a "C" (2.0). The grade report on RAMweb indicates the student's academic status i.e. GS, P1, P2, DA. The student is also sent a letter stating s/he is being placed on academic probation.

Second Semester on Probation (P2)

If a student remains below a cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the end of the first probation semester, the grade report on RAMweb indicates that s/he is continuing on the second and final semester on probation. A registration hold or advising code may be placed on students in this category to encourage them to seek advising assistance. In addition, during the semester the student will be sent three letters and an email notifying them of their academic status and appeal option.

Return to Good Academic Status

If a student on probation achieves a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better by the end of a probation semester, s/he will be sent a cleared letter and removed from probation, thereby returning to “Good” academic status.


If a student's cumulative GPA remains below 2.0, he or she will be dismissed. The grade report on RAMweb will indicate an academic status of dismissal and a dismissal letter will be mailed.