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Academic Probation vs. Unsatisfactory Progress Probation

Academic Probation

Academic probation is based on grade performance: 

A student is on academic probation for a GPA that falls below a 3.0 or for more than 8 units of U, I, or F grades.

Disqualification:

A student is subject to disqualification

  • after two consecutive quarters on academic probation
  • if their GPA is below a 2.0 for a term
  • if during her/his first term on academic probation, she/he fails to improve her/his grade point average as stipulated in the Dean’s warning letter
  • if after one quarter on Academic Probation because of an excessive number of units of combined “I”, “U” and/or “F”, she/he fails to make up the required number of such units stipulated in the Dean’s warning letter or accumulates further units of “I”, “U” and/or “F”

Employment/Fellowships:

  • A student on academic probation is not eligible for employment.  A PEP is required for employment.
  • A student on academic probation is not eligible for fellowships.  A request for an exception is required for a student to continue to receive a fellowship.  Email Ruth Lee.

Unsatisfactory Progress Probation

Unsatisfactory progress is determined by an unsatisfactory progress report submitted by the program or a student who has gone beyond time to degree:

  • A student can be making unsatisfactory progress in a number of ways, including not meeting program requirements, not making progress on thesis/dissertation/research, etc.  The student must be given guidelines and a minimum of one quarter to return to satisfactory progress.
  • A student beyond 4 years since they passed their qualifying exam will receive notice of unsatisfactory time to degree from Graduate Studies. 

Disqualification:

  • A student with multiple unsatisfactory progress reports is subject to disqualification based on recommendation from the program. 
  • A student beyond 4 years since passing the qualifying exam has one year from when Graduate Studies notifies them to complete the dissertation or be disqualified.

Employment/Fellowships:

  • Students with unsatisfactory progress reports and/or unsatisfactory time to degree are eligible for employment.
  • Students with unsatisfactory progress reports and/or unsatisfactory time to degree are eligible for fellowships.