Grade Point Requirements & Actions

The following actions are determined only at the end of a Fall or Spring semester. The three factors used to determine the student's standing are: the student's standing at the beginning of the semester, the student's semester GPA, and the student's cumulative GPA.

When a student is in good standing at the beginning of the semester:

  • A semester GPA of 1.5 to 1.999 will result in probation.
  • A semester GPA less than or equal to 1.499 will result in final probation.

Academic action on a part-time student will be withheld until at least six credits have been attempted in the UW Colleges.

When a student is on probation at the beginning of the semester:

  • A semester GPA of 2.0 or better will result in a return to good standing.
  • A semester GPA of 2.0 or better but less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA will result in continuation on probation.
  • A semester GPA of 1.5 to 1.999 will result in final probation.
  • A semester GPA of less than 1.5 will result in suspension.
  • A student admitted to the UW Colleges on probation must earn a 2.0 GPA on a minimum of 15 GPA credits attempted in the UW Colleges in order to attain good standing.

When a student is on final probation at the beginning of the semester:

  • A semester and cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better will result in a return to good standing.
  • A semester GPA of 2.0 or better but less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA, will result in continuation on final probation.
  • A semester GPA of less than 2.0 will result in suspension.

When a student who has been suspended for a semester comes back at the end of the semester or at any time before the beginning of the third year after being suspended:

  • The student will be put on final probation plus one year (which means if the student is suspended again, it will be for one year.)