Undergraduate Academics: Academic Warning and Dismissal

At the end of every term (fall, spring, or summer), the cumulative grade point average of each student who is enrolled at UMUC is computed based on all UMUC graded coursework. Undergraduate Student Affairs then takes action, required by UMUC policy, according to the student's level of progress as described below. There are four levels of academic progress: satisfactory, warning, probation, and dismissal.

SATISFACTORY
A student whose cumulative grade point average is 2.0 or higher is considered to be making satisfactory progress and is in Good Standing.

WARNING
A student whose cumulative GPA is less than 2.0 will be placed on academic warning. The student will remain on academic warning as long as the cumulative GPA is less than 2.0. A student on academic warning who’s GPA for the term is 2.0 or better, but whose cumulative GPA is less than 2.0, will continue on warning until he or she has completed courses at UMUC that raise the cumulative GPA to 2.0 or better. A student on academic warning is limited to a maximum enrollment of 7 credits per term or to a maximum of 4 credits per session 1 or session 2.

PROBATION
A student on academic warning, admitted on provisional status, or reinstated whose GPA for the term is less than 2.0 will be put on probation. A student on probation who’s GPA for the term is 2.0 or better, but whose cumulative GPA is less than 2.0, will return to academic warning or provisional status. A student on academic probation is limited to a maximum enrollment of 7 credits per term (fall, spring, or summer).

DISMISSAL
A student on probation who’s cumulative and term GPA is less than 2.0 will be dismissed. Regardless of cumulative GPA, a student who has a term GPA of at least 2.0 will not be dismissed at the end of that period. A student who is dismissed is ineligible to register again for UMUC courses until he or she is reinstated.

Reinstatement After Dismissal

A student seeking reinstatement is required to:

  • Have all official transcripts from previously attended colleges and universities sent to UMUC, preferably before meeting with an advisor.
  • Meet with an advisor before petitioning for reinstatement.
  • Wait at least one standard term before petitioning for reinstatement.

Note:Appeals should be made in writing to the associate provost, Student Affairs.

Deadlines for requesting reinstatement are as follows:

  • Spring enrollment November 15
  • Summer enrollment April 15

After the student's record, the advisor's recommendation, and the student's petition have been reviewed, the student will receive a written response. Reinstated students will be placed on warning immediately or will retain provisional status, as appropriate.

UMUC Online Policy Manual