Published: May 30, 2023

Who Received This Email?
We sent this email on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, to undergraduate students who were on scholastic suspension prior to Sprin 2023 and will continue on academic suspension following the Spring 2023 semester.

Dear [first],

Your academic record reflects that you were placed on scholastic suspension prior to the Spring 2023 semester. Effective Fall 2022, CU Boulder introduced a unified academic standing policy for undergraduate degree-seeking students across all colleges, schools and programs. 

Following the posting of grades for the Spring 2023 semester, your academic record was carefully reviewed. You have not met the required 2.000 cumulative CU GPA minimum and, therefore, will continue on academic suspension and be evaluated for academic standing in accordance with the new policy from this point forward.

Note that if you are enrolled in Continuing Education courses you will need to maintain a 2.300 semester GPA or above for each fall and spring enrolled semester, including the Fall 2023 semester, in Continuing Education. You will not be eligible to enroll in Main Campus courses during the fall or spring semesters until you have completed the requirements for reinstatement after academic suspension through the options explained below, which includes earning the required 2.000 cumulative CU GPA minimum or returning through conditional enrollment.

As a reminder, a registration hold related to your academic suspension status has been placed on your record and your official transcript still shows that you are on academic suspension.

Federal regulations require students to make satisfactory academic progress in a program of study to be eligible for financial aid. For additional information, see the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy webpage.

Options for Reinstatement after Academic Suspension

Please consider the following options available to you for raising your cumulative GPA, and view CU Boulder’s academic standing requirements for more detailed information.

  • Take courses offered through Continuing Education.
  • Take summer courses at any University of Colorado campus.
  • Take courses at another accredited college or university.
  • Take at least one calendar year off with no enrollment at any institution.

Your Next Steps

  • Log in to Buff Portal to view your holds for more information about your suspension status and any next steps specific to your college, school or program. (Learn more about how to resolve your holds & to do items.)
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor/coach to map out an academic improvement plan. They will help you explore your options and assist you with the next steps to get your academic career back on the path to success. 
  • If applicable, you may view your financial aid status in Buff Portal. Students who have a ‘Suspended’ SAP status can submit an appeal form to request a reinstatement of financial aid.
  • Log in to Buff Portal to view your holds for more information about your status and any next steps from your college, school or program.


If you have questions about any of your final grades, please contact your instructor(s) immediately. Please know that you are a valued member of the CU community and we are here to support you through your academic journey.

Office of the Registrar | University of Colorado Boulder
303-492-6970 |