Undergraduate Probation and Dismissal

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Good Academic Standing

A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.000 or greater. Selected majors require a cumulative GPA greater than 2.0 for graduation. 


Academic Probation

A temporary status due to low academic grades. Improvement in academic grades is needed for continued enrollment in the university. A student is placed on probation due to one of the following conditions:

  • Cumulative GPA is lower than 2.000

  • Conditionally admitted as a transfer or new freshman

  • Readmitted after leaving UW-Stout while on probation or when dismissed for academic reasons. 

  • For more information on probation, please refer to the Dean of Students


Academic Dismissal

Termination of enrollment in the University of Wisconsin-Stout due to one of the following conditions:

  • Cumulative GPA is less than 2.000 at the end of two successive semesters.

If a student earns a 2.500 or higher GPA with 12 or more earned credits in the 1st semester of Academic Probation, but the cumulative GPA is below 2.000 for 2 successive semesters, the student will be granted an additional or second semester on Academic Probation.

  • GPA for one semester is less than 1.000. Academic Probation status is not a prerequisite for dismissal due to this low GPA.

Readmission Application Timeline Following Dismissal

  • One semester must lapse if academically dismissed.

  • Two years must lapse if academically dismissed, readmitted and failed a second time to earn the required grade point average. 

  • For more information on Dismissals, please refer to Dean of Students.

Appeal Process to Dismissal

If circumstances were so unusual and out-of-the-ordinary that academic performance was significantly and temporarily impacted, the dismissal decision may be appealed. The appeal process is online and handled by the Dean of Students Office.