Undergraduate Academic Standing, Progress, Probation and Disqualification
Good standing status denotes that a student is eligible to continue in or to return to the University.
Undergraduate students will be considered to be making normal progress toward a degree if their cumulative grade-point-average (GPA) for all work attempted at the University of Arizona is not less than 2.000.
Minimum Grade-Point-Average (GPA) Required for Continued Enrollment
One of the requirements for undergraduates to be eligible to continue at the University is that they earn a minimum cumulative grade-point-average (GPA) of 2.000.
12/12/16 Update: Probation Policy amended by the Faculty Senate on 12/5/16, with a statement on the Academic Recovery Program, effective for all undergraduate students in Spring 2017.
Undergraduate students not meeting academic progress will be placed on academic probation. Academic probation status occurs following any term (i.e., fall, winter, spring, summer) when the student's cumulative grade-point-average (GPA) drops below a 2.000. The first time that students are placed on academic probation, they should meet with their academic advisor to discuss the consequences, such as enrollment in a mandatory Academic Recovery Program during the following fall or spring semester. Students on academic probation are subject to restrictions or requirements, such as certain courses, that are determined by the academic dean of the college in which the student is enrolled. Students should contact the college dean's office for college-specific probation policies. Students are removed from academic probation upon earning the minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA as required by the University.
Undergraduate disqualification is of two types: from a particular college in the University or from the University. A student may be academically disqualified only after two consecutive regular semesters of not meeting the standards of normal progress (cumulative grade-point-average of 2.000) or under conditions described below under "Probation or Disqualification by Special Action". Contact your college dean's office regarding college disqualification policies.
The student recommended for disqualification from a particular college may seek immediate admission to another college in the University. Permission for admission to another college must be obtained in writing from the dean of the college into which the student plans to transfer. The letter of permission should be presented to the Office of the Registrar. Ordinarily, permission will be granted only if the student plans to pursue a modified program in a curriculum of the new college and has demonstrated ability warranting such action. Those who have been given college disqualification are strongly urged to seek thorough academic and career counseling and guidance. Failure to secure approval to transfer to another college in the University is tantamount to University disqualification, and the rules governing this type of disqualification then will apply. A disqualified student may not attend the University as a non-degree student.
A student disqualified from a particular college who may have secured subsequent permission to register in another college is automatically on academic probation in the new college. Students may be granted college disqualification only once in their academic career. Any later disqualification will be considered a University disqualification.
An undergraduate student who receives University disqualification is restricted from registering at the University of Arizona and may return to the University only on the basis of evidence that underlying conditions have materially improved and that he or she is now capable of academic success. Students seeking readmission who left the University on academic probation or under disqualification must receive approval from the dean of the college they wish to enter prior to readmission.
Probation or Disqualification by Special Action
Upon recommendation of the dean of the college, an undergraduate may be placed on academic probation or may be disqualified at any time for neglect of academic work.
Credit Restrictions for Undergraduates With a University Disqualification
Students who are under disqualification from the University may not take University of Arizona courses for credit or establish credit by examination during their periods of disqualification, although they may remove incomplete grades.
Related Guidelines and Links
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