Academic Support Program (Probation)

We here in the BCLA Advising Center are here to support you on your academic journey at LMU.  Academic Probation is a serious matter, but it is also your opportunity to demonstrate your academic prowess, and return stronger than ever! This webpage is designed to assist with anything and everything related to Academic Probation including the terms of Academic Probation, upcoming workshops, campus resources, and more. 

Remember, you have many resources here at LMU including your Faculty Advisor, BCLA Professional Advisors, BCLA Advising Center Office Hours, Academic Advancement and Academic Skills Workshops offered by BCLA, the ARC, and much more. You have our support, and we want to see you return to Good Standing and ultimately earn your degree. If you have any questions, please feel free to email  

Academic Considerations 

Requirements to Return to Good Academic Standing

  • You must earn a minimum semester and cumulative GPA of 2.0 (based on spring and fall coursework)
  • You may enroll in a maximum of 16 units
  • You must receive letter grades in a minimum of 12 units 
  • You may not receive any grades of F or Incomplete at the end of the semester
  • You are required to complete an Academic Advancement workshop via Brightspace

Strongly Encouraged to Complete 

  • Regular meetings with BCLA and faculty advisors. Attend a BCLA Workshop and/ or ARC tutoring
  • Regularly attend class and faculty office hours
  • Consult Resource Page
  • GPA Calculator 


  • Students who do not return to good academic standing are subject to academic disqualification. See the Bulletin for full policy related to probation and disqualification. Undergraduate disqualification is based upon two consecutive semesters (Fall or Spring) in which work of less than a grade of C (2.0) average is earned or in which the student fails to meet conditions imposed by the Dean or other academic entity. Summer sessions are not used to calculate if an undergraduate is subject to disqualification. Disqualification terminates a student’s relationship with the University for a minimum of one year. A disqualified student may not register in any division or session of the University and is denied all privileges of the University and of all organizations or activities in any way connected with it. 

  • BCLA offers a number of resources for students on Academic Probation. BCLA offers Virtual Office Hours Monday through Friday 10 am to 12 pm, and 3 pm to 5 pm. Our Academic Advisors are also available to meet one on one via virtual or in-person appointments. We also offer mandatory Academic Advancement Workshop in Brightspace, which is comprehensive and covers all Academic Probation requirements, as well as offer academic advice on best practices to return to Good Standing. Study Skills Workshops are also offered every semester and are open to all LMU students. Additionally, our Time Management workshop and resources are available online. Every LMU student also has a dedicated Faculty Advisor in their major (listed in Degree Works) for their entire time at LMU. Students are highly encouraged to connect with their Faculty Advisor throughout the semester. Of course, this website is also an excellent resource for students on Academic Probation. Academic Advisors oversee the Academic Probation process, along with Assistant Dean Lauren Sinclair, please feel free to email BCLA Advising at 

  • It is extremely important for you to calculate the minimum grades you must receive in the current semester in order to reach a 2.0 cumulative GPA requirement. After using the GPA Calculator, please feel free to set up an appointment with an Academic Advisor, they can review your calculations and help keep you on track to attain your goals. If you do not meet the minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, you will be at risk for Academic Disqualification.  

  • We highly encourage you to set up an appointment with an Academic Advisor as soon as possible. We can review your individual case, and advise on what steps are best. You are highly encouraged to communicate with your instructors, and discuss the best possible course of action in order for you to receive passing grades. Please note the Academic Calendar with important dates including Withdrawal and CR/NC deadlines. Lastly, we highly recommend that you attend an academic skills workshop and complete the time management workshop. Be positive, be proactive, and use your resources. 

  • We recommend setting up regular appointments with your Faculty Advisor, as well as a professional advisor in the BCLA Advising Center. We also highly recommend that you attend our workshops and make use of the ARC. We also highly recommend regularly visiting professor office hours for your individual courses. Lastly, have a positive attitude, you will absolutely return to Good Standing if you put in the required effort! 

  • The minimum amount of units students on Academic Probation are required to complete on a graded basis is 12 units. If you have special circumstances and would like special consideration, please set up an appointment with an Academic Advisor here. 

  • Academic Probation indicates that your GPA fell below the University standard of 2.0. Although this is concerning, the best thing you can do as a student on Academic Probation is to achieve the highest grades you can in the very next semester (and therefore return to Good Standing), and keep the momentum up in future semesters. This is known as an “upward trajectory” and looks very good on your transcript as it demonstrates success in the face of adversity.