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Academic Warning Hold

If your cumulative PSU GPA falls below 2.00, you are placed on Academic Warning. A registration hold is applied to your student account until you complete an Online Academic Warning Workshop or have an appointment with an academic adviser in Advising & Career Services (ACS).

Often, students on Academic Warning also are placed into Warning Status for financial aid eligibility. Please note that the processes for these are separate; if you have a financial aid Warning Status, you must also follow the steps outlined in the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy.

Portland State University is committed to your success and looks forward to working with you to improve your academic standing. For more information, please review PSU's Academic Standing standards.

There are 2 options for removing your hold:

1. Online Academic Warning Workshop

The Online Academic Warning Workshop will explain the Academic Standing policy and review resources on campus which can help you be more successful. At the end of the presentation, you will be directed to a quiz. Please allow yourself 30-45 minutes to complete the online workshop and quiz.   

After submitting the quiz, please allow up to 24 hours for your hold to be removed. If you submit the quiz over the weekend, your hold will be removed on the next business day. 

Go to the Online Academic Warning Workshop to view the presentation and take the quiz. You must use your Odin login (PDX email account) and will need to provide your PSU student ID number.

(We also offer a PowerPoint version of this workshop that may be more easily accessed by a screen reader or other adaptive technology.)

2. One-on-One Academic Warning Appointments

If you are interested in meeting with an academic adviser for a 30 minute appointment to remove your hold, please stop by University Services Building Room 402 or call 503-725-4005. Appointments are not available same day

During the appointment, you will have an opportunity to discuss obstacles that have hindered your academic success, resources at PSU, your current PSU schedule and the Academic Standing policy. 

If you have any questions or have difficulty accessing the presentation, please call us at 503-725-4005 or email