Good Academic Standing
What it Means and How to Keep It
In accordance with Title 5, the State of California has established minimum academic standards for all students enrolled in any California Community College.
All students new to Cabrillo start in good standing.
After a student has attempted 12 units their Academic Standing will be calculated and applied to the next registration period.
Students out of good standing are notified with an explanation of impacts their Academic Standing will have on registration activities.
Requirements to stay in GOOD standing:
Academic: maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher for each term
Progress: complete more than 50% of attempted units with grades of A, B, C, or W
What it means to be out of good standing?
Defined as not meeting the state minimum requirements or "Being on Academic and/or Progress Probation or Dismissal." This means there is a Registration Restriction. The restrictions start with an alert and can result in a hold on your record, preventing registration until the hold is lifted.
Stay on Track
Go to all class meetings
Take advantage of tutoring
Visit instructor Office Hours
Explore Dimensions of Wellness
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Tour the Student Success Center
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Get Back on Track
Unsure what's next?
- Admissions and Records
- Academic Standing
- CalGrant GPA Submission
- Dates and Deadlines
- Enrollment Verifications
- Fees, payments, and refunds
- GE Certifications
- Graduation Petition Process
- Register for classes
- Registering to Vote
- Registration Ranking Enrollment Priorities
- Request Cabrillo Transcripts
- Student Records Privacy
- Students Apply
- Tax Information 1098-T
- Useful Forms
- Contact Admissions & Records Staff
Abbreviations and Definitions
- A1Academic Probation Level 1
one semester of below 2.0 GPA
- P1Progress Probation Level 1
one semester of 50% or fewer of attempted units completed
- A2Academic Probation Level 3
two consecutive semesters of below 2.0 GPA
- P2Progress Probation Level 3
two consecutive semesters of 50% or fewer units completed
- ADAcademic Dismissal Level 4
three or more consecutive semesters of below 2.0 GPA
- PDProgress Dismissal Level 4
three or more semesters of 50% or fewer units completed
- Note about AD/PDDismissal is NOT dismissal!
AD or PD means there is a registration HOLD:
Adding, dropping or registering for classes is blocked until the hold is lifted.
Registration activities can resume once the hold is lifted.
Learn more about lifting a registration hold.
Students on AD or PD do not need to sit out.