Probation, Disqualification and Leave of Absence


A graduate student will be placed on academic probation if his or her cumulative SJSU GPA falls below 3.0.


A graduate student on academic probation will be academically disqualified if he or she fails to achieve a 3.0 or higher semester GPA. The CMPE Department does not allow reinstatement via Programs of Study, so disqualification is final and the student is dismissed from the master’s program.

Leave of Absence 

A student will lose active status if no courses are taken for two consecutive semesters. Students must file a Leave of Absence Form prior to the first semester of leave to avoid losing active status while on leave. Otherwise, the student must reapply to the university to regain active status. The university policy on leaves of absence can be found at the Attendance and Policy FAQs section on the university registrar website and on the GAPE website.