- Academic Records
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- Faculty / Staff Resources
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What is Academic Dismissal?
A student who has been suspended and later reinstated and continued on probation but does not achieve a semester/enrollment period GPA of 2.00 or higher in a subsequent semester/enrollment period will be dismissed.
How long do I have to sit out if I am dismissed?
Academic dismissal is for a period of one calendar year, after which, a student may petition for reinstatement. Reinstatement is not guaranteed and is granted through a petitioning process. Your petition will be reviewed by the academic college of your major. If you are changing majors since your last enrollment, your new major will make the reinstatement decision. If you are undecided about a major your petition will be reviewed by the office of Gateway Advising and Major Exploration Center. The Registrar's Office does not review reinstatement petitions. Contact your academic advisor with any questions regarding a pending petition.
How do I get back into good academic standing?
Students are considered in good standing when both their Central Missouri GPA and cumulative GPA are at least a 2.00.
How will I be notified if I am academically dismissed?
If you are academically dismissed, you will be contacted by the University on the Thursday following finals week, after final grades are available. The university will contact you two different ways with this information. You will receive an e-mail to your UCM e-mail account and a personal message in MyCentral. Both of these contacts will be sent from the Registrar’s Office. A paper letter will not be sent to inform you of your academic standing.
You can also check your academic standing at anytime in MyCentral and on your unofficial transcript.
How does being on academic dismissal affect my financial aid?
If you have been approved to receive financial assistance for a future semester, your assistance will be canceled due to your dismissal. If and when you are reinstated, the UCM Office of Student Financial Services will be notified, and your aid will be reviewed and reinstated if you meet eligibility criteria. Questions regarding financial assistance may be directed to the Office of Student Financial Services at 660-543-8266.