Disqualification & Reinstatement

Academic disqualification occurs when the Humboldt GPA or Cumulative GPA of a student who is already on academic probation falls below the minimum level allowed. When disqualified, a student is no longer enrolled at the university and he/she is placed on suspension for at least one year. A disqualified student needs to be officially "reinstated" in order to return to the university and should meet with an advisor to discuss future academic plans. The current rules and regulations for Academic Probation and Disqualification are available at the Office of the Registrar.

Other forms of disqualification: The information on this page is specifically intended to address academic disqualification. A student can also be disqualified for failing to complete remediation or for disciplinary reasons. The reinstatement proceedures on this page do not address those cases. Please call the Office of the Registrar if you have any questions about these other types of disqualification.

Graduate and postbaccalaureate disqualification: This page only addresses undergraduate disqualification. Questions about disqualification from a graduate or other postbaccalaureate program should be directed to your advisor or to the the Graduate Studies Office

Reinstatement Petition Guidelines & Instructions

This document provides the instructions for petitioning for reinstatement to Humboldt State University as well as prompts for the topics to cover in your letter.

 Reinstatement Petition Guidelines

Reinstatement Timeline Tool

To view the timeline for the disqualification period and reinstatement process, select the semester that the student last attended classes at HSU to view the timeline for their petition for reinstatement.

Questions about Disqualification and Reinstatement

  • What happens to my financial aid when I am disqualified?
    If you receive financial aid, your academic disqualification may affect your eligibility. Please review the Satisfactory Progress information and contact the financial aid office at finaid@humboldt.edu or 707-826-4321.
  • What if I receive GI Bill benefits?
    Contact Veterans Enrollment and Transition Services (707-826-6272) to discuss additional steps you may need to take.
  • Who do I see for advice if I am disqualified?
    If you have an existing relationship with one of the following programs, contact your advisor in that program. General questions about disqualification and reinstatement can be directed to the Academic and Career Advising Center.

  • Should I take classes while I am away? If so, which classes?
    We do not recommend that you take classes elsewhere unless your Advising Center advisor, EOP advisor, or major advisor has helped you select courses that will fulfill outstanding degree requirements with his or her guidance. In any case, do not repeat courses you have taken at HSU.
  • Can I appeal my disqualification?
    No. However if you are awaiting a grade change, it is your responsibility to follow up with the Office of the Registrar regarding your academic standing.
  • Can I take classes at another CSU?
    Generally not, but check with any other CSU you'd like to attend to find out what their eligibility requirements are. If you do attend another CSU, speak with an advisor at HSU about your plans to determine how any courses might transfer.
  • Can I take classes through the College of eLearning & Extended Education at HSU?
    No.
  • If I don't take classes, what should I do to be eligible to return?
    Your time away from HSU should be spent addressing the obstacles that prevented you from succeeding academically.
  • What does this mean for my on-campus housing?
    If you are living on campus when you become academically disqualified from HSU, you must immediately notify the Housing Office by completing a Request to Vacate form available through the Housing Office. You will have 3 -5 days to vacate the halls. Students who are academically disqualified from HSU are not subject to Housing financial penalties for giving less than 30 days notice.
  • When can I return to HSU?
    See the Reinstatement Timeline Tool above to find the disqualification, reinstatement and application periods for a specific disqualification semester.

    • After your first Academic Disqualification, you are not eligible to apply until you have been out of school at least one semester.
    • After your second Academic Disqualification, you are not eligible to apply until you have been out of school at least two semesters.
    • After your third Academic Disqualification, you are not eligible to return to Humboldt State University
    • Go to http://www.humboldt.edu/registrar/students/regulations/standing.html for more info. The letter that you received after being disqualified also outlines the requirements.
  • When should I apply?
    See the Reinstatement Timeline Tool above to find the disqualification, reinstatement and application periods for a specific disqualification semester.

    • The Calstate Apply application and Reinstatement Petition are due by February 28 if you are applying for a Fall semester.
    • The Calstate Apply application and Reinstatement Petition are due by September 30 if you are applying for a Spring semester.
    • Applications for summer session will not be accepted.
  • What happens after I petition?
    Your Petition will be reviewed by a Committee whose members include staff from the Learning Center, Student Disability Resource Center, Veterans Enrollment and Transition Services, Admissions, Registrar's Office, Academic & Career Advising Center and Provost's Office. The Committee uses the Petition Guidelines to determine whether there is enough evidence that you have addressed the problems that resulted in your disqualification and are prepared to succeed at the university. The review process can take up to 3 weeks.

    You will receive the Committee's decision via email. If your Petition is approved, you will need to meet with an advisor to solidify your academic plan for your return. If your Petition is denied, you will be given guidance from the Committee on how to successfully petition for a future semester.

  • What happens if I am already registered for classes when I find out that I've been disqualified?
    You will be disenrolled from the classes and your fees will be reversed.