Academic Difficulty

Some students will experience academic difficulty during their time at UC Davis.  If you are struggling and your grades are being affected, it can impact your academic standing when the quarter ends. It is important to work with an academic advisor at the first sign(s) of challenges to maximize your options to get back on the right track.  

Facing academic probation (AP), subject to disqualification (SD), or dismissal can feel scary and overwhelming, but you are not alone and you can reposition yourself for success. We encourage you to approach AP/SD with as much information as possible to support you along the way.  


Follow the directions you receive, and work with your academic advisors to create a plan for success. Success is different for every student. 

  1. Read the notice as soon as you receive it, and follow the directions.

  2. Schedule an appointment and meet with your Dean’s Office/ BASC Academic Advisor!

    If you are unsure which college you're in, you can find it in the HOME tab on OASIS

  3. After your meeting, follow your success agreement.

  4. Schedule a mid-quarter check-in.

While each academic college operates a little differently with regard to process, the information here can help guide you, provide some useful perspective, and point you toward a productive path forward.