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What is academic probation?
A student whose Central Missouri or cumulative GPA drops below 2.00 will be placed on academic probation. New freshmen who do not meet regular admissions criteria will be placed on academic probation at the time of admission. A transfer student will be placed on academic probation at the time of admission if his/her cumulative GPA is less than 2.00.
Students placed on academic probation may continue to enroll in classes. Students are encouraged to seek advice from their academic advisor about future enrollments. Students on academic probation may not enroll in more than 15 semester hours during any Fall and Spring semester of academic probation. Students who are admitted to the University on probation (both freshmen and transfers) must earn a 2.00 GPA during their first semester at UCM to continue enrollment.
How long will I be on probation?
Students on academic probation must earn semester GPAs of at least a 2.00 during each semester of academic probation in order to continue at the university. When a student on academic probation raises both their Central Missouri GPA and their cumulative GPA to 2.00 or above, the student is removed from probation.
Once on academic probation, if a student earns a semester GPA below 2.00 he/she will be suspended or dismissed (status depends on prior academic standing) from the university.
Transfer credit will not help to raise the Central Missouri GPA, but will affect the cumulative GPA. Before repeating coursework at another institution, please read the policies governing course repeats.
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.
What happens if I don't bring my grades up after I am put on probation?
A student on academic probation will be suspended or dismissed (status depends on prior academic standing) from Central Missouri at the conclusion of their next semester if their semester GPA is less than 2.00.
How will I be notified if I am placed on academic probation?
If you are placed or continued on academic probation you will be contacted by the University by 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 announcement 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.
If I have been placed on probation what should I do?
Discuss your upcoming semester with your academic advisor. It might be a good idea to lighten your academic load to increase the probability that you earn at least a 2.00 semester GPA. Students on academic probation may not enroll in more than 15 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. You should also explore the possibility of course repeats to help quickly raise your GPA. UCM offers many free services for academic assistance and free tutoring through the Office of Academic Enrichment.
How does being on academic probation affect my financial aid?
Your financial aid eligibility may be affected by your academic standing. The Office of Student Financial Services will contact you if there is an issue with your financial aid. Questions regarding financial assistance may be directed to the Office of Student Financial Services at 660-543-8266.