Probation & Dismissal

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Probation 

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reviews all students at the end of both the fall and spring semester and summer term to determine their academic standing. Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences must maintain a 2.0 cumulative KU GPA in order to be in good academic standing. Students below the cumulative KU GPA of 2.0 are placed on probation.

Freshman and Sophomores on Probation (between 0 – 59 completed hours)
Each student in this category must earn a 2.0 term GPA until his or her cumulative KU GPA reaches 2.0, returning the student to good academic standing. Students who fail to meet the above requirements will be dismissed.

Juniors and Seniors on Probation (60 or more completed hours)
Each student in this category must earn a 2.5 term GPA until his or her cumulative KU GPA reaches 2.0, returning the student to good academic standing. Students who fail to meet the above requirements will be dismissed.

Readmission after a College Dismissal (0 or more completed hours)
Each student in this category must earn a 2.5 term GPA until his or her cumulative KU GPA reaches 2.0, returning the student to good academic standing. Students who fail to meet the above requirements will be dismissed for a second or third time. A third dismissal is final.

In order to return to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences the student must follow the CLAS readmission requirements.

Dismissal

Students should review their semester record closely. This can be checked through your Kyou Portal. If an error is found in the posted grades, please contact the instructor for the course immediately. The sooner that a grade correction occurs, the sooner enrollment in upcoming terms can be addressed. Changes to grades must be reflected on a student’s record by 5:00 p.m. on the day before classes start in order for students to continue for that academic term.

A student that has been dismissed should first evaluate their performance and determine whether they believe there were circumstances beyond their control that significantly impacted their ability to meet the established probation criteria .

Students should notify the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as soon as possible if critical information (potential grade changes or personal situations) should be considered in our assessment of your academic progress in the academic term. Please complete the reinstatement petition (.pdf) by the Friday before classes start in order to be considered for that academic term. 

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