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[US: 3/20/95; US: 4/23/2001]

[Specific colleges and programs may have adopted policies more stringent than the ones here. See SR 10.5.] Academic Probation Policies

Students are placed on probation if:

  1. Their cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) falls below 2.0. Students on probation for this reason who achieve a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher shall be removed from probation.
  2. They have two consecutive UK academic terms with term GPAs below 2.0 regardless of their cumulative GPA. Students who achieve a 2.0 or better in the next term and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher will be removed from probation. 

If the student has completed all the academic and procedural requirements for the degree while still maintaining an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher (or the minimum GPA established by a specific college), the degree shall be awarded and the student placed in good standing. 

The Summer Session is subject to the same probation and suspension provisions as Spring and Fall. Academic Suspension Policies

[US: 3/20/95; US: 4/23/2001; US: 4/8/2002]

Students are academically suspended if:

  1. They fail to earn a 2.0 term GPA for any term while on academic probation;
  2. They have three consecutive UK terms in which their cumulative GPA remains below 2.0; or
  3. Their GPA is below 0.6 after their first term, if the semester’s GPA is based on at least 9 hours of grades A, B, C, D or E.

Notwithstanding the provisions of SR, in the case of a student eligible for suspension, the dean of the student’s college may continue a student on academic probation if the individual case so justifies, with notification to the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

A student academically suspended from the University may not enroll in any courses offered by the University, nor take any examination for University credit while on academic suspension. [US: 4/10/2000; US: 4/23/2001]

A student academically suspended from the University a second time shall not be readmitted to the University except in unusual circumstances and then only upon recommendation of the dean of the college in which the student plans to enroll and approval of the University Senate Council.

Once reported to the Registrar, an academic suspension may be rescinded by the dean only in the event of an error in the determination of the student's eligibility for suspension, an official grade change that alters the student's suspension eligibility, or exceptional circumstances. [US: 10/16/89; US: 4/23/2001] Reinstatement

After they have remained out of the University for at least two terms, not including the Winter Intersession, students who have been academically suspended from the University may only be reinstated by the dean of the college in which they plan to enroll when they present evidence that they are capable of performing at the level required to prevent being suspended a second time. The deadline for students to schedule an appointment for reinstatement in all colleges is May 15 for the fall semester , October 1 for the spring semester, and March 1 for the summer session. The student needs to complete the reinstatement appointment and the dean needs to make a decision about reinstatement, prior to the stated readmission application deadline.

Reinstated students must meet admissions criteria to be eligible for readmission to the University. [US: 10/11/93; US: 2/14/2005; 3/8/2021]

Students who have been academically suspended shall, upon reinstatement, be placed on scholastic probation and be subject to final academic suspension from the University if:

  1. They acquire any additional deficit during any semester or session while on academic probation (SR
  2. They have failed to meet the requirements for removal from academic probation by the end of the third semester following their reinstatement (SR

Once reinstated students have been removed from scholastic probation, they shall be subject to the same conditions for subsequent academic suspension as students who have not previously been academically suspended.

Students should refer to SR for information on the academic bankruptcy rule that applies to students who are readmitted after an interruption of two or more years. [SREC: 11/20/87] Readmission After Two or More Years (Academic Bankruptcy)

[US: 10/11/93]

Undergraduate students who have been readmitted through the usual channels after an interruption of two or more continuous years, and who have completed at least one semester or at least 12 hours with a GPA of 2.0 or better, beginning with the semester of readmission, may choose to have none of their previous University course work counted toward graduation and in the computation of their GPAs. The Rules Committee holds that enrollment for a semester, when terminated by a withdrawal before completion of the semester (grades all Ws) in the two years preceding readmission, is not an interruption. Under this circumstance, a student cannot invoke the academic bankruptcy rule. [US: 4/12/82]

*           The 12-hour requirement of this rule must be met by enrolling in courses offered by the University. The courses must be taken after the student has been readmitted. The courses may be regular University courses or independent study (provided the course is offered by the University). [SREC: 10/17/2007]

In addition, the dean of the student's college may permit such a readmitted student who has elected not to count past work, to receive credit for selected courses without including those grades in the computation of the student's GPA (cumulate or otherwise). [US: 4/12/82]

Part-time as well as full-time students can take advantage of the academic bankruptcy rule. 

Students need not have been originally suspended from the University to qualify for this option.

In calculating the 2.0 GPA, a student must have taken all of the 12 hours necessary to apply for bankruptcy for a letter grade. Course numbers ending with a suffix of R, if taken for a letter grade, shall count toward the 12-hour minimum of eligibility for bankruptcy under this rule. 

  • *           Letter grade means a grade of A, B, C, D, E or XE. [SREC: 10/17/2007]

If a student has completed a bachelor’s degree and reenrolls, they may not apply the academic bankruptcy rule to courses taken for the degree already completed. [SREC: 11/12/84; SREC: 4/10/2000]

The Academic Bankruptcy option may be used only once.  

  • *           The above Academic Bankruptcy procedure must be exercised while the person is a readmitted undergraduate student. [SREC: 1/21/2010] Suspended Students Transferring Between Colleges and Programs

A student suspended from a college or program may transfer to another college or program which has a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) admission requirement for transfer students, even if the student has a GPA lower than 2.0, provided he or she is not subject to the provisions for suspension from the University (SR However, the student must meet all other admission criteria established by the college or program (see SR If the student would have been placed on academic probation by the college to which the student is transferring had they been previously enrolled in that college, then the college may place the student on probation at the time of admission. [US: 4/14/86]