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Academic Standing FAQs

What is academic standing?

Why is academic standing important?

How are students notified about academic standing?

How do students know what to do to improve their academic standing?

What is the impact of Interim grades on academic standing?

What should be included in an appeal?

Can appeals be submitted after the deadline?

How long does a suspended student need to be away from the University?

Can a suspended student take summer classes?

How does Re-entry from Suspension work?

 

What is academic standing? 

As soon as 14-week grades are posted for each Fall and each Spring term, the Registrar's Office runs the academic standing process. The process applies the UW Oshkosh academic standing rules to each undergraduate student who has earned 6 or more credits during the semester. If a student is not in Good Standing, s/he will be given notice that they must do better in order to continue at the University.

Probation standings (Probation 1 and Probation 2) are intended to make students aware that their academic work needs to improve; students are given information about campus resources that are available to help them in this endeavor.

Suspension means that the student can no longer enroll at the University (except for summer sessions). The student is not eligible for any campus services because he/she is no longer a student.   

Why is academic standing important?

Students must have a UW Oshkosh GPA of at least 2.00 to be eligible for graduation (some majors require a higher than a 2.00 GPA for graduation). Additionally, students who consistently achieve a low GPA are most likely behind in graduation requirements. Academic standing helps keep students on track to graduate.

How are students notified about academic standing?

All undergraduate students who are not in Good Standing (either on Probation or Suspension) at the end of the 14-week session will receive an email to their UW Oshkosh email account. The email tells them their academic standing and provides information on their options. Students on Probation receive these as well as Suspended students.

How do students know what to do to improve their academic standing?

The email that is sent to notify students if they are not in Good Standing provides information about campus resources available.

What is the impact of Interim grades on academic standing?

The original academic standing is based on 14-week grades only. Interim grades WILL NOT move a student to a lower academic standing. Interim grades will ONLY move a student to a better standing. For example, an Interim course grade could move a student from Probation to Good Standing, or from Suspension to Probation, or from Suspension to Good Standing.

What should be included in an appeal?

The student should include a letter that explains the cause(s) of the suspension (i.e. family or money pressures, lack of discipline, etc.). It is important for the student to take responsibility for his/her failure to achieve better grades. The appeal should also include an academic plan that outlines how the student will to do better (i.e. solving basic problems, using tutoring services, etc.). Any documentation that supports the student's case, either what caused the problem or how they will solve it, should be included.

Can appeals be submitted after the deadline?

The appeal deadline for suspended students is an absolute deadline with no exceptions. If you believe you have an extremely unusual and justifiable reason, please contact appeals at .

How long does a suspended student need to be away from the University?

A suspended student needs to remain in the suspended status for at least one summer and one semester.

Can a suspended student take summer classes?

Yes, a recently suspended student can take a summer class. The student should NOT submit an application. Instead, s/he should pick up an Add Card in the Registrar's Office and take it to the UARC to meet with an advisor. The advisor will meet with the student, discuss class options and then complete and sign the Add Card. The student then should take the Add Card to the Registration Desk (Dempsey 130) where staff will add the class. The student continues in the suspended status but is able to take a class that could improve the official GPA.

How does re-entry from suspension work?

If a student is suspended and either does not appeal or submits an appeal that is denied, he/she can appeal to return to the University after one summer and one term. Re-entry from suspension students should follow the instructions and deadlines on the Admissions Re-entry from Suspension website.

 

Any other questions?

Please contact Appeals at

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