Definitions

      Definitions

      Academic Standards


          Academic Probation

          Any student who earns less than a 2.00 cumulative GPA will be placed on academic probation and will be limited to 15 units of enrollment in the following term.

          A student placed on probation must earn a term GPA of 2.00 or higher in the subsequent semester of enrollment. The student will have one additional term to attain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher, or the student will be academically dismissed.

          Academic Dismissal

          A student will be academically dismissed from the University (ineligible to continue attendance) in the following situations:

          1. If a student’s term grade point average falls below a 1.00 (a cumulative UWW gpa of 2.0 does not negate this rule).
          2. If a student is on probation and a 2.00 term grade point average is not attained.
          3. When 2 consecutive semesters of academic probation have been allowed and the required 2.00 cumulative grade point average has not been met.
          4. When a student is reinstated into their third semester or beyond of attendance at UWW and fails to earn a cumulative UWW gpa of 2.0.

          Good Academic Standing

          In order to remain in good standing at UW-W, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or above. Some colleges and/or programs may require a combined UW-Whitewater GPA above 2.00 in order to remain in good academic standing in the programs.

          If you're attempting to determine what your grade point average will be after a given semester, you can visit the GPA Calculator on the Academic Advising & Exploration Center's website.

          Reinstatement From Academic Dismissal

          A student who has been academically dismissed must be formally reinstated to be eligible to enroll for classes in a fall/spring semester following the one in which he/she is dismissed. A student who is dismissed may enroll in summer or winterim classes in an effort to improve his/her cumulative grade point average and academic standing. A dismissed student is not eligible for financial aid for summer or winterim classes. Questions about the reinstatement process can be directed to the Academic Standards Office, Roseman 2054.

          A student who has been dismissed at the end of a fall/spring semester and wishes to petition for reinstatement must follow the appropriate procedure below that describes his/her situation.

          1. A student who has been dismissed for the first time and wishes to continue his/her enrollment in classes during the fall/spring semester following the one in which he/she was dismissed MUST...
            Submit a complete appeal for reinstatement to the Academic Standards Committee by the proper deadline. If the appeal is approved by the Committee, the student will be reinstated and remain eligible to be enrolled in the next fall/spring semester's classes. If the appeal is denied, the student will be ineligible to continue enrollment in the next fall/spring semester and must follow the reinstatement procedure listed in #2 below.
          2. A student who has been dismissed for the first time and will not be enrolled for classes during the fall/spring semester following the one in which he/she was dismissed MUST...
            Apply for readmission with the Undergraduate Admissions Office. The Admissions Office must approve the application before the student will be eligible to continue.
          3. A student who has been dismissed two or more times and wishes to attend to fall/spring semester following the one in which he/she was last dismissed MUST...
            Submit a complete appeal for reinstatement to the Academic Standards Committee by the proper deadline. If the appeal is approved by the Committee, the student will be reinstated and remain eligible to be enrolled in the next fall/spring semester's classes. If the appeal is denied, the student will be ineligible to continue enrollment in the next fall/spring semester and must follow the reinstatement procedure listed in #4 below.

          4. A student who has been dismissed two or more times and will not attend the fall/spring semester following the one in which he/she was last dismissed MUST...
            Submit a complete appeal for reinstatement to the Academic Standards Committee by the proper deadline (the Committee must approve the appeal);
            AND
            Submit an application for readmission with the Undergraduate Admissions Office by appropriate deadlines (the Admissions Office must approve the application).

          Course Repeat

          A course in which a grade of C- or below (C-, D+, D, D-, F, or NC) was originally earned may be repeated once for grade and earned credit replacement. The grade and credits earned for the repeated course will replace those earned in the initial attempt when calculating grade point average and credits toward degree.

          Courses taken initially at UW-Whitewater may not be taken at another institution to replace the UW-Whitewater grade and credit.

          All attempts of repeated courses, including the grades, remain on academic records and transcripts even though they may not be included in the GPA calculation or earned credits. Students should be aware that graduate schools and other institutions to which they might wish to transfer may not accept repeats and may include all grades in calculating GPA for admission.

          Student athletes, veterans and international students should check with the appropriate UW-W school officials before repeating courses as it may affect their eligibility or financial benefits.

          The full repeat policy will appear on the Registrar's Office web page under the "Policies" link .

          For further information, students should consult their academic advisor.

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