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Undergraduate Academic Standing

 

A student’s undergraduate academic standing is linked to both his/her cumulative GPA and UCM GPA. Students must maintain a minimum 2.00 in both GPAs to be considered in good academic standing.  

Students can find their academic standing by logging into MyCentral. Go to the "Student Services" tab choose “Student Home”, “UCM Registration”, and then “Check Your Registration Status.” The unofficial academic transcript (available under “UCM Student Records”) also shows current and past academic standings. 

Questions about academic standing can be directed to the Office of the Registrar and Student Records or your academic advisor. 

How will I be notified of my academic standing? 

If you remain in good academic standing, you are not contacted by the university. You may check your academic standing at any time in MyCentral and on your unofficial transcript. 

If you are placed or continued on probation, suspended, or dismissed, you will be contacted by the University by the Thursday following finals week, after final grades are available. You will receive an e-mail to your UCM e-mail account sent from the Registrar’s Office. A paper letter will not be sent to inform you of your academic standing. 

Undergraduate Academic Probation 

What is academic probation?

An undergraduate 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. Undergraduate 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?

Undergraduate 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?

Undergraduate 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?

An undergraduate 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 Wednesday 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. 

Eligibility for academics and eligibility for financial aid, while connected, are two different things. A student can be eligible to attend the university but be ineligible for financial aid. To qualify for financial aid, students must make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).  

In addition, changes in 2012 federal financial aid policy allow students to repeat courses that they previously earned a grade of D or higher in only once. Students who repeat such courses for a third (or subsequent) time will not qualify for financial aid for the course and may need to add additional courses to reach 12 qualified credit hours to receive federal financial aid. Details of the UCM course repeat policy can be found here. 

 Academic Suspension 

What is Academic Suspension?

An undergraduate student on academic probation will be suspended from Central Missouri at the conclusion of his/her next semester/enrollment period if his/her semester/enrollment period GPA is less than 2.00. A student who was admitted on probation (freshman or transfer) will be suspended from Central Missouri at the conclusion of his/her first semester/ enrollment period if his/her semester/ enrollment period GPA is less than 2.00. 

How long do I have to sit out if I am suspended?

Academic suspension is for a period of one full semester not including summer, 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?

Undergraduate 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 suspended?

If you are academically suspended you will be contacted by the University by the Wednesday 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. 

How does academic suspension affect my financial aid?

If you had been approved to receive financial assistance for a future semester, your assistance will be canceled due to your suspension. 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. 

Eligibility for academics and eligibility for financial aid, while connected, are two different things. A student can be reinstated to attend the university but remain ineligible for financial aid. To qualify for financial aid, students must make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). 

In addition, changes in 2012 federal financial aid policy allow students to repeat courses that they previously earned a grade of D or higher in only once. Students who repeat such courses for a third (or subsequent) time will not qualify for financial aid for the course and may need to add additional courses to reach 12 qualified credit hours to receive federal financial aid. Details of the UCM course repeat policy can be found here. 

 Academic Dismissal

What is Academic Dismissal?

An undergraduate student who has been suspended and then reinstated will continue to be on academic probation until both the UCM and cumulative GPA are at least 2.00. If the student does not achieve a semester/enrollment period GPA of 2.00 or higher in a subsequent semester/enrollment period while on probation 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?

Undergraduate 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 by the Wednesday 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. 

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.  

Eligibility for academics and eligibility for financial aid, while connected, are two different things. A student can be reinstated to attend the university but remain ineligible for financial aid. To qualify for financial aid, students must make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).  

In addition, changes in 2012 federal financial aid policy allow students to repeat courses that they previously earned a grade of D or higher in only once. Students who repeat such courses for a third (or subsequent) time will not qualify for financial aid for the course and may need to add additional courses to reach 12 qualified credit hours to receive federal financial aid. Details of the UCM course repeat policy can be found here. 

 Reinstatement 

What is Reinstatement?

The reinstatement of undergraduate students who have been suspended or dismissed from Central Missouri is not automatic or guaranteed. Petitions will be evaluated by the academic college of your major. If you are changing majors since your last enrollment, your new major will make the reinstatement decision. The Registrar's Office does not review reinstatement petitions. Contact your academic advisor with any questions regarding pending petitions. 

Such students may petition for reinstatement as follows: 

  1. Students who have been suspended may petition for reinstatement after sitting out for one regular semester. Summer semester is not a regular semester. Students who have been dismissed may petition for reinstatement after one calendar year. 
  2. A student with extenuating circumstances (serious illness, death in the family, etc.) beyond their control who has been suspended or dismissed may petition for immediate (or early) reinstatement. Early reinstatement is not granted often. If a student believes their circumstances are extenuating to this level, they should contact theirDean's office. Students petitioning for an early reinstatement will be expected to provide: (1) a detailed explanation of the extenuating circumstances for earlier poor performance, (2) an explanation of activities and plans which may lead to improved scholastic performance at UCM, and (3) substantiating evidence documenting the extenuating circumstances (letter from physician, police report, etc.). 

How do I petition for reinstatement?

Undergraduate students can petition for reinstatement by logging into their MyCentral account, and selecting the "Reinstatement" link on the "Student Services" tab. Students are strongly encouraged to petition by the following dates to allow time for a decision to be made in time for enrollment for the following semester.  

 

If you wish to return in this semester: 

It is recommended to petition by: 

Petitions will be accepted through: 

Fall Semester 

March 1st 

July 15th 

Spring Semester 

October 1st 

November 15th 

Summer Semester 

March 1st 

April 15th 

How do I get back into good academic standing?

Undergraduate students are considered in good standing when both their Central Missouri GPA and cumulative GPA are at least a 2.00. 

How does reinstatement affect my financial aid?

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. 

Eligibility for academics and eligibility for financial aid, while connected, are two different things. A student can be reinstated to attend the university but remain ineligible for financial aid. To qualify for financial aid, students must make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).  

In addition, changes in 2012 federal financial aid policy allow students to repeat courses that they previously earned a grade of D or higher in only once. Students who repeat such courses for a third (or subsequent) time will not qualify for financial aid for the course and may need to add additional courses to reach 12 qualified credit hours to receive federal financial aid. Details of the UCM course repeat policy can be found here.  

Contact

Office of the Registrar & Student Records
Ward Edwards 1000
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Tel: (660) 543 - 4900
Fax: (660) 543 - 8400

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