Good Academic Standing
Students are expected to meet the following criteria for good academic standing:
1. Maintain a minimum of 2.0 official (UWO) grade point average (Transfer credits are not part of this calculation)
2. Earn a minimum of 1.0 term grade point average
Probation and Suspension Policy
To read the University's Probation and Suspension Policy, click here.
Students are placed on probation or suspension following the 14-week term when they fail to satisfy the Good Standing Requirements.
Academic Standing Codes and Meaning
|If a student has:
|UWO gpa between 1.0 – 1.99 (1st semester)
|UWO gpa between 1.0 – 1.99 (2 consecutive semesters)
|Appeal from suspension approved
||PRO3 – student has 1 semester to raise UWO gpa to at least 2.0
|Term gpa <1.0 (in any 1 semester)
|UWO gpa <2.0 for 3 consecutive semesters
|Was on PRO3 and did not raise UWO gpa to at least 2.0
|Returned from suspension and did not raise UWO gpa to at least 2.0
|Been accepted to re-enter UWO after suspension
||Re-entry (RP2)-student has 1 semester to raise UWO gpa to at least 2.0
If you are a student who is on academic probation (PRO 1, PRO 2, or PRO 3), please click here for more information.
Suspension and the Appeal Process
If you are a student who is on academic suspension (SUS 1, SUS2, SUS 5, or SUS6), please click here for more information.
There are a number of resources on campus that can assist you. Please click here to view a list of campus resources.
Situations that May Impact Academic Standing
What if I'm enrolled in an interim course and the grade earned in its warrants a change in academic standing?
I received a grade change or completed a late drop or term withdrawal that improved my academic standing. What do I do?
I feel that external forces contributed to my academic problems. What can I do?
If you believe your academic performance was affected by extenuating circumstances, and you can provide appropriate documentation, you may choose to pursue a term withdrawal (withdrawing from all classes for the current semester) by contacting the Dean of Students Office, 125 Dempsey Hall, 424-3100.
Extenuating circumstances are situations in which external factors interfered with the ability to perform well academically through no fault of the student. Examples include death of an immediate family member, auto accident, or medical reasons such as severe illness or emotional trauma.
I feel that I need assistance working through personal circumstances that contributed to my academic performance. Where can I go for help?
You are encouraged to schedule a free and confidential appointment with a counselor in the University Counseling Center, 240 Student Success Center, 424-2061, or a personal counselor of your choice.
The University's faculty and staff encourage you to utilize the number of outstanding resources available to support your academic endeavors. Please remember; however, that academic success is ultimately your responsibility.
Steps to Take Now to Return to the University after the Suspension
- Get in touch with any of the offices or services at the University that you need to resolve the suspension and get back on track academically. In particular, contact your academic advisor for advice on how to best approach your suspension and alter your current status.
- Complete any incompletes. Remember suspension means that your UW Oshkosh GPA is unsatisfactory. Therefore, completing an incomplete course could raise your overall GPA and, thus change your academic standing. You will need to email email@example.com if you complete an incomplete and your grade point average is impacted by this change.
- Perform well in your interim course or consider taking an interim course. Receiving a good grade in the interim class could help you meet the Good Standing Requirements and, thus, help you return to the University. Talk to your academic advisor about your options.
- Appeal the suspension. If you believe that you were unable to fulfill the Good Standing Requirements due to circumstances beyond your control, then you should file an appeal.
Re-entry from Suspension
When can I return to the university if my appeal was denied or I didn’t submit an appeal?
- University policy states that suspended students may not attend the University for at least one fall or spring semester and one summer session.
- A student may appeal to return after that time by completing a re-entry application and a suspension appeal from. Forms can be found online and must be submitted by July 15 for fall or December 15 for spring.
- It is recommended to complete coursework at another institution during the time of suspension. Please note; however, that transfer grades will not be calculated in the official GPA; the transfer grades policy is online.
- In addition, suspended students may enroll as a special student (non-degree seeking) in no more than six credits of coursework during a UW Oshkosh summer semester.
Why does the college care if my GPA is below 2.0?
There are two reasons the college cares:
• Students must have a UW Oshkosh GPA of at least 2.0 to be eligible for graduation (some majors require a higher than a 2.0 GPA for graduation). Additionally, students who consistently achieve a low GPA are most likely behind in graduation requirements. Allowing students to incur more debt while continually achieving poor results can be damaging to the student’s academic and financial record.
• Upholding the academic integrity and standards of the college.
If you have more questions about your academic standing or the appeals process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 424-1268 and ask to speak with Andrea Holdorf.