Frequently Asked Questions

Can I continue at Cuesta College if I am on Academic Probation?

Yes. Your term GPA was less than a 2.00, placing you on academic probation. At the end of a semester, you will be sent a myCuesta email from Admissions & Records explaining your status. You may enroll and attend classes for the upcoming term however, there may be the following consequences:

What do I do if I have been Dismissed from Cuesta College?

Academic dismissal means you have earned a GPA of less then a 2.00 for two consecutive terms. To continue at Cuesta, and remain in your classes for the upcoming term, you must:

 OR

  •  Sit out one term (does not include summer session)

How do I sign up for a Dismissal Workshop?

At the end of the semester, you will receive a myCuesta email from Admissions & Records explaining your status. A link to the sign-up form for the Dismissal Reinstatement Workshop will be included with that email letter. You may also download and print the Dismissal Reinstatement Workshop Form and submit it to the Counseling Office.

What do I do if I sit out a semester and want to return?

If you decide to "sit out" one semester (excludes summer session), you will need to request to be reinstated and be cleared to registered upon your return.  If you sit out two or more semesters, you will need to resubmit an admission application.  After your admission application is processed, email "register@cuesta.edu" to be reinstated to be cleared to register. Be sure and provide your student ID number in your email.

How do I get off of Academic Probation or Dismissal?

You must complete one term with a GPA of 2.00 or higher to remove a probation or dismissal status, even though you signed a contract or sat out one semester or more.

What is Progress Probation?

You completed less than 50% of the total credits you enrolled in to date at Cuesta College. For example: You will be placed on progress probation if you enrolled in 12 credits but you only received credit for 5 credits. Your student progress looks at your overall credits completed, and requires that you complete at least 50% of the total credits enrolled.

How many times may I be placed on Progress Probation before being dismissed?

Two terms on progress probation are allowed. You will be placed on Progress Dismissal after the third term that your overall units completed are less than 50% of the total credits enrolled.

What do I do if I am on Progress Dismissal?

To continue at Cuesta, and remain in your classes for the upcoming term, you must:

OR

  • Sit out one term (does not include summer session)

How do I get off of Progress Probation or Dismissal?

You must complete at least 50% of your coursework. Here are some suggested strategies for removing progress probation:

  • Enroll in coursework you intend to complete.
  • Be realistic about the number of credits you can complete.
  • If you feel you must drop a course, drop it within the first two weeks of the class within the "drop without a W" deadline for a full-term course.
  • Short courses have different drop deadlines, check your myCuesta Class Schedule/Receipt for the "drop without a W" deadline.
  • Meet with a counselor prior to making your schedule.