Academic Standards

Academic Standards

Definitions

Academic Standing is a student’s status towards meeting the minimum Academic Standards at UW-Whitewater. Academic Standing is only based on credits and grades at UW-Whitewater (UW-W).

Ways to view your UW-W Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) (Cumulative GPA) and Academic Standing:

  1. AAR > View UW-W Cumulative GPA (Cumulative GPA) on 1st page * Do NOT use Combined GPA*
  2. Grades tile on WINS
  3. Unofficial Transcript

GPA Types

UW-Whitewater Cumulative GPA (Referred to as Cumulative GPA):

This Grade Point Average is a combination of all UW-Whitewater Courses you have taken and is used for Academic Standing at UW-Whitewater

Transfer GPA:

This Grade Point Average is from any transfer courses that you may have brought in if you attended another institution before UW-Whitewater

Combined GPA:

This Grade Point Average is a combination between your Transfer GPA and your UW-Whitewater GPA. This is only used by certain colleges on campus for program admission and graduation purposes.

UW-Whitewater Term GPA:

This Grade Point Average will change each term based on your academic performance. It is only based on the classes you took for the term.


In order to remain in Good Standing, students must have a Cumulative GPA of a 2.00 or above. Academic Standing is only based on your Cumulative GPA.

Some colleges and/or programs may require a Combined GPA above a 2.00 in order to remain in Good Academic Standing within their programs. The Combined GPA includes transfer credit work if applicable and UW-W course work.

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 Registrar’s Office Webpage.

Any student who earns a Cumulative GPA below a 2.0 will be placed on Academic Probation and will be limited to 15 credit/units of enrollment in the following term.

A student who is placed on Academic Probation must earn a Term GPA of 2.0 or higher in the following term of enrollment. Students who have a Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or below but earn a Term GPA of a 2.0 or higher will have one additional term to bring their Cumulative GPA to a 2.0 or higher. 

A student will be placed on Final Probation in the following situations:

  • Any student who earns a Term GPA below a 1.0 will go on Final Probation.
  • Any student who was on Academic Probation during the previous term and then earned a Term GPA of a 2.0 or Higher but did not raise their Cumulative GPA to a 2.00 or higher. 

A student placed on Final Probation must earn a Cumulative GPA of a 2.00 or higher in the following term or they will be Academically Dismissed.

A student on Final Probation will be limited to 15 credits/units of enrollment in the following term and a meeting with the Academic Standards Coordinator will be required.

A student will be Academically Dismissed from the University (ineligible to enroll in the next term) in the following situations:

  • If a student is on Academic Probation and a Term GPA of 2.0 or higher is not attained.
  • If a student is on Final Probation and the required Cumulative GPA of a 2.0 or higher is not attained.
  • When a student is Reinstated into UW-Whitewater and fails to meet the requirements of their Reinstatement.  (NOTE: Students whose Academic Standing is listed as 'Reinstate: Final Academic Probation' must meet the Final Probation requirements.)

Students who are Academically Dismissed can appeal for Reinstatement for the following semester. Please visit here for more information- https://www.uww.edu/academicstandards/reinstatement-process

Students who are Academically Dismissed are no longer eligible to attend UW-W for the next Fall or Spring Term.

Student who were dismissed are allowed to take a Winterim or Summer course to try to improve their Cumulative GPA and get back into Good Standing before the next Fall or Spring Term begins Note: Summer and Winterim classes can only help a student; they cannot hurt their Academic Standing. It is recommended you meet with Academic Advisor to explore this option.

Students who are Academically Dismissed will have their classes for the upcoming semester (excluding Summer or Winterim courses) dropped if they don’t submit an appeal or if their appeal is denied.

Students who are Academically Dismissed are no longer eligible and do not qualify for Financial Aid. This can adversely affect students who want to take Summer/Winter courses to raise their GPA.

Students who are Academically Dismissed are no longer eligible for athletics, veterans’ benefits, or to remain in the U.S. if they are an international student.

Students who are Academically Dismissed cannot live on campus and will be removed from University Housing. However, students have until the end of the Appeal Deadline and Academic Standards Committee decision process before they will be removed. If students are Reinstated then you will be able to live in University Housing. Housing will send all students who are Academically Dismissed an email with instructions following the appeal deadline. Please make sure you follow the directions in the email.  

Questions about the reinstatement process can be directed to the Academic Standards Office, Roseman Hall 2054.

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 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 or dropping courses as it may affect their eligibility or financial benefits.

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

For further information, students should consult their Academic Advisor.

Students who are on Academic Probation or have been dismissed from the University should be aware of the impact that it may have on their Financial Aid. It is students responsibly to be familiar with the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. We encourage you to visit the Financial Aid page or contact their office directly.

Contact

Academic Standards
Roseman 2054
Phone: (262) 472-3333
Email: acadstand@uww.edu