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UWM AOC Academic Probation

UWM AOC

What does it mean to be on probation?

The University-wide Academic Action Policy establishes minimum standards for undergraduate students enrolled in schools and colleges. Individual schools and colleges may adopt stricter criteria, and students should consult the school/college advising offices for specific information.

A student whose GPA falls below minimum university-wide standards for any grading period will be subject to one of the following academic actions.

  • Academic Probation: Imposed on students whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.0. The student on academic probation whose semester GPA is 2.0 or better, but whose cumulative GPA remains below 2.000, is permitted to continue on academic probation.
  • Dropped for One Semester: Imposed on any student on academic probation who fails to earn a semester GPA of 2.0.
  • Final Probation: Applies to a student who is permitted to enroll after any drop action. The student on final probation whose semester GPA is 2.0 or better, but whose cumulative GPA remains below 2.000, is permitted to continue on final academic probation.
  • Dropped for Two Years: Imposed on any student on final probation who fails to achieve a semester and cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.

A dropped student may be reinstated after a drop action or readmitted after the drop period. A readmitted or reinstated student is placed on final probation. Please see the "Probation Appeal" section for more information.