Academic Standards

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.

Final Probation

A student will be placed on final probation in the following situations:

  • Any student who earns less than a 1.00 term GPA (a cumulative UWW GPA of 2.00 does not negate this rule).
  • Any student who was on academic probation and earns a 2.00 semester GPA in the subsequent semester of enrollment, but fails to rise 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 subsequent semester.  A student on final probation will be limited to 15 units of enrollment in the following term.

Academically Dismissed

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

  • If a student is on academic probation and a 2.00 term grade point average is not attained.
  • If a student is on final probation and the required 2.00 cumulative grade point average 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.)

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.

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.


Academic Standards
Roseman 2054
Phone: (262) 472-3333