Academic Probation & Suspension
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When a students cumulative grade point average falls below 2.000 they are placed on academic probation. Students may enroll in main campus courses after being placed on academic probation, but will be expected to raise their GPA to a 2.000 or above. Within one year of being placed on academic probation, students will be expected to raise their GPA within one fall or spring semester. If one academic year or more has elapsed since being placed on probation, students will be granted two semesters of probation to raise their GPA. 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. CU-Boulder summer session (including Maymester) and courses through continuing education do not count as a probationary semester.
Students who fail to meet the terms of probation will face scholastic suspension from the university.
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.
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