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Academic Probation & Dismissal

The details and regulations surrounding probation and dismissal can be complicated.

Plan to spend time visiting Student Services to get all the details.

  • A student whose term and cumulative MU GPA are 2.0 or higher is in good academic standing. A “term” is defined as a semester or summer session
  • Academic standing is evaluated each semester (excluding summer) and is based on a student’s GPA in courses that are complete at the end of the term. Incompletes and courses in progress are not considered in evaluating academic standing.
    • If an IP or I class grade would dismiss or place a student on probation, after probations and dismissals have been evaluated, we will retroactively change his or her academic standing to reflect dismissals and probations. A student dismissed due to an IP or I grades posting will be allowed to complete the current semester courses but will need to go through the Academic Appeals process at the end of the semester. The Academic Appeals committee may or may not grant the appeal for the student to continue in the College of Engineering. A student placed on probation will need to maintain a 2.0 for the current semester.
    • If an IP or I class grade removes a student from probation or dismissal, we would remove the academic standing placed on them only at the request of the student (we would not administratively be responsible to check these grades). Dismissed students would be allowed to enroll and probation students would be placed in Good Standing.
  • A student will be placed on academic probation if while in good academic standing the student has a term GPA less than 2.0 but equal to or greater than 1.0.
    • While on academic probation, a student must enroll in and complete each semester at MU at least 12 credits of course work necessary for the degree. Courses taken through MU’s Center for Distance and Independent Learning count as part of these 12 credits. Part-time students must enroll in at least as many credits each semester as the college rules governing part time enrollment.
    • A student will be removed from probation at the end of the term when the term and cumulative GPA are 2.0 or higher, provided the student completed 12 or more hours applicable toward the degree.
    • A student will be continued on probation if while on probation the student has a term GPA greater than or equal to 2.0 but whose Cumulative GPA is below 2.0.
  • A student will be dismissed from the College of Engineering if the student:
    • Receives a term GPA of less than 1.0
    • Receives a term GPA of less than 2.0 while on probation
  • Readmission:
    • If the appeals committee allows a student to re-enroll, it may set conditions such as courses to be taken, minimum grades, total hours, etc to which the student must adhere.
    • A student who has been dismissed for academic reasons may be readmitted upon a successful appeal to the academic appeals committee of the college. Students who are subject to dismissal (IE) and who wish to appeal their case for continuation must write an appeal letter and submit it to the chair of the academic appeals committee.
    • Similarly, students who wish to re-enroll in the college of Engineering after having been out of school as a result of a dismissal must write a letter of appeal to the College of Engineering academic appeals committee requesting readmission.
    • Letters of appeal may be addressed to:
      • Academic Appeals Committee
        W1025 Lafferre Hall, University of Missouri
        Columbia, MO 65211
    • A personal visit with the director of undergraduate studies of the students department and advisor before appealing by letter is often helpful, both to the student and to the committee.
    • The primary concern of the appeals committee is the likelihood of future success. Accordingly, any appeal should include an explanation for past poor performance and reasons for expecting better in the future.
  • A student who has been twice dismissed will normally be ineligible for readmission.