Academic Probation & Suspension
Continuing Student Probation
Students whose cumulative grade point average falls below 2.00 are placed on probation. Those students who enroll in any term in the calendar year, excluding summers, after being placed on probation are expected to raise their cumulative grade point to a 2.00 by the end of that term or face dismissal from the college. For students on academic probation, neither CU-Boulder’s summer session (including Maymester) nor enrollment through Boulder evening courses counts as a probationary semester. Students are able to work on raising their GPA using these options without risking dismissal. Students placed on academic probation who elect to remain out of main campus courses for one full academic year can return to the university with a two-semester window to achieve the required cumulative GPA of 2.00 or above. Students on probation who return after a hiatus of one year are placed on a second probation at the end of the semester in which they return if their cumulative grade point average remains below 2.00 and are dismissed from the university if they do not achieve a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average by the end of the semester following the imposition of the second probation. This is a good option for students who can benefit from some time away from the university and who cannot reasonably raise their cumulative GPA to a 2.00 in one semester.
Students who still have a cumulative grade point average below 2.000 after their semester of probation will be dismissed and will not be able to register for Main Campus courses on any campus of the University of Colorado during any academic year, August to May. Students dismissed from the college are eligible for readmission when they have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 2.000 by virtue of work done during a University of Colorado summer term (any of the three campuses) and/or through the Division of Continuing Education (Boulder evening or Independent Learning courses). Students who choose to enroll in Continuing Education courses to restore their academic good standing must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in all CU courses taken, or maintain a term GPA of 2.500 or above or face suspecsion from both Main Campus classes and Continuing Education classes. Students may return as transfer students when they have overcome their deficiencies by enrolling at another institution and by achieving an overall 2.000 average in the University of Colorado work plus all work taken elsewhere since suspension. These transfer grades are used only for the purpose of readmission and do not remain in the University of Colorado cumulative grade point average. Suspended students pursuing this latter option have two semesters after readmission to bring their University of Colorado grade point average up to 2.000 or they are suspended again.
Letters and attachments for students on probation or suspension: