Academic Advising

General Education Requirements

How does General Education fit into the equation for my degree?

Lower Division Requirements (A-E) + Upper Division Requirement (F) + Multicultural Requirement (G) = 51 units minimum

The University's General Education requirements are listed on the Catalog website.

General Education Petitions

Students may petition for waiver or substitution of certain university-wide academic requirements. Also, students may request a review of decisions affecting their academic status, or petition university deadlines. A petition form and instructions are available online. The petition form, as well as any supporting documentation, is necessary in order for the advisor to properly assist the student. A $10 processing, payable at Cashiers will be charged.

Petitions Within The Major Department

A request for waiver or substitution concerning a departmental major, minor, or other requirements should be directed to the appropriate department. No processing fee is charged.

A student will be disqualified from the University when as a:

  • Freshman (fewer than 30 completed units) the student falls below a grade point average of 1.50 in all units attempted or in all units attempted at Stanislaus State.
  • Sophomore (30 through 59 completed units) the student falls below a grade point average of 1.70 in all units attempted or in all units attempted at Stanislaus State.
  • Junior (60 through 89 completed units) the student falls below a grade point average of 1.85 in all units attempted or in all units attempted at Stanislaus State.
  • Senior (90 or more completed units) the student falls below a grade point average of 1.95 in all units attempted or in all units attempted at Stanislaus State.

Most students are disqualified due to their Stanislaus State GPA. A student will only be reinstated once that GPA has improved to the level needed based on class standing. A student seeking reinstatement must bring a Reinstatement Petition and any documentation necessary to prove an improved GPA to ARC for walk-in advising. An ARC advisor must meet with the student and review the documentation before the petition can be submitted. This GPA calculator will help you recalculate your GPA.

A student who has not been enrolled at the University for one year or who have matriculated at another institution since last attending Stanislaus State must also apply for readmission, following established dates and deadlines, in order to be reinstated. 

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