UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Academic Suspension and Probation Policy

 

Good Academic Standing

Undergraduate students are in good academic standing if they maintain a cumulative resident grade point average of 2.000 or greater.

Graduate students are in good academic standing if they maintain a cumulative resident grade point average of 3.00 or greater overall.

Academic Probation
Academic probation indicates a level of student academic performance that is below what is required for successful progress towards the completion of a student's degree program.  It is an advisory warning that a student should take action to raise his/her level of achievement to an acceptable level of performance.

Undergraduate students will be placed on academic probation if:

  • They have earned a cumulative grade point average less than 2.000 at UWRF.
     
  • They have earned a fall or spring semester GPA of less than 1.667.
     
  • They are readmitted after having left UWRF while they were on probation or suspended for academic reasons.

Graduate students will be placed on probation:

  • If they earned a cumulative grade point average less than 3.00 at UWRF.
  • Upon admission to a graduate program if they have been admitted with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average that was lower than 2.750. Individual programs may set a higher threshold. If a student has completed more than 12 credits of graduate work, the undergraduate degree grade point average can be disregarded.

Academic Suspension
A suspension action is taken when a student's academic performance indicates a need for a student to interrupt his/her enrollment status and reassess his/her goals, plans and ability to be academically successful.  Once placed on academic suspension a student is not allowed to enroll in courses at UWRF during either fall or spring semester until he/she is readmitted to the university

Undergraduate students will be suspended if any of the following items apply:

  • Their semester and cumulative grade point average is less than 2.000 at the end of two successive semesters at UWRF.
     
  • They have earned a fall or spring semester GPA of less than 1.000.

Undergraduate students do not need to be on probation for this suspension regulation to take effect.

Graduate students will be suspended if any of the following items apply:

  • They earn less than a cumulative 2.00 average at any time
  • If they are on probation and
    • They earn less than a 3.00 in the next enrollement period and are full time students
    • They earn less than a 3.00 in the next 12 attempted credits and are part-time students

Readmission After Suspension
An undergraduate student who has been suspended may apply for readmission to the university through the Admissions Office.  The Dean of the college to which an undergraduate student seeks readmission will review the student's application for readmission and make the decision on whether readmission will be granted.  Depending on the circumstances, it is the Dean's prerogative to readmit the student or not and determine the length and criteria of the suspension.

A graduate student who has been suspended may apply for readmission to the university through the Admissions Office. The director of the graduate program will review the application for readmission and make a recommendation to the Director of Graduate Studies regarding whether readmission will be granted. Depending on the circumstances, it is the Director of Graduate Studies prerogative to readmit the student or not and determine the length of the suspension. 

Revision to the requirements for the Suspension and Probation policies passed by Faculty Senate, April 2011 (Motion 2010-2011/45)

The most acceptable proof of academic preparedness for readmission will be fulfilled when a student completes no fewer than nine semester credits with a 2.500 grade point average (GPA).  The courses must fulfill general education, directed elective and/or major/minor requirements.  Students may use the UWRF Summer/J-Term session immediately prior to reinstatement to take these courses.  If these courses are taken elsewhere, students should understand that though the transfer credits usually apply toward graduation, the grades for these courses will not be calculated into their UWRF cumulative GPA.  Courses cannot be retaken at another institution to raise your UWRF grade point average.  (Undergraduate Catalog)

 

 

 

Graduate Policy

A course may be repeated once in which a grade of "F" is received.  Where this happens, the second grade will replace the first.  Grading disputes are first addressed by the course instructor.  If student and instructor are unable to resolve differences, the student may appeal in writing to the department chairperson.

(Policy per Graduate Council)