In addition to the below LAES specific policies, students must adhere to the Academic Requirements and Policies as stated in the Cal Poly Catalog. LAES students are required to meet minimum academic expectations in order to remain in satisfactory academic/administrative standing. Students must be of good academic standing (GPA of at least 2.00) and be making sufficient progress in the major.
LAES students may not take any major or support courses for credit/no credit. Students who are unsure if a course is a major or support course should check the curriculum or contact the Program Coordinator.
Double Majors or Degrees
Students may be awarded a BA degree with two majors or a BA and BS degree with two majors if all requirements of both curricula are satisfied at the same time. Students pursuing approved double majors must present a quarter-by-quarter course outline that shows how they propose to finish both majors. Students are expected to make equal progress in both majors and have a consistent academic record that meet minimum grade requirements. Students should contact the Program Coordinator to schedule an advising appointment for approval. Consult the Cal Poly Catalog for official requirements.
Students who wish to complete a minor should contact the department as early as possible and fill out an agreement form. Students must present a quarter-by-quarter course outline that shows how they propose to finish their BA:LAES degree and the minor within the expected graduation timeframe. Students should contact the Program Coordinator to schedule an advising appointment for approval. Consult the Cal Poly Catalog for official requirements.
Students wishing to withdraw must adhere to the timeline as stated in the Cal Poly Catalog. All students requesting to withdraw from a course (or from the term) should see a Program Director so their academic status can be discussed. A Course Withdrawal Request must be completed in a timely manner to receive approval.
Students who do not meet minimum GPA standards are automatically placed on academic probation and if not remedied in the next immediate term, could face disqualification. Students should consult the Cal Poly Catalog for specifics. Because being on AP has serious consequences, it is important that students take immediate steps to remedy the situation. Therefore, the Program Directors require students listed on AP to meet with them before the first week of the upcoming quarter to discuss a plan of action.
LAES students should also review the information on the Advising Guidance webpage.