Academic Probation and Dismissal

Understanding the Process

In order to earn an undergraduate degree from UW-Stout, students must complete their degree requirements with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0-2.75, depending on the degree program. It is not in their best interest, nor the University’s to let a student continue studies indefinitely if they are not achieving at the minimal level.

The probation and dismissal policy is in place to:

  • warn a student when they are not meeting minimal academic standards, and when improvement is necessary to continue in attendance
  • dismiss a student from the university if they should fall below a 1.0 GPA in any term, or if their probationary status continues beyond one term.

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 if their cumulative GPA is lower than 2.000

A student is also placed on Academic Probation due to one of the following:

--Conditionally admitted as a transfer or new freshman

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

For further information, please visit the probation website.

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.

NOTE:  If a students earns a 2.500 or higher GPA with 12 or more earned credits in the 2nd semester of Academic Probation, but the cumulative GPA is below 2.000 for 2 successive semesters, the student will be granted an additional or third 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.

If a student is academically dismissed, he/she is ineligible to continue enrollment, and may not be readmitted before the lapse of at least one semester.  If a student is academically dismissed, readmitted, and fails a second time to earn the required grade point average, two years must lapse before they can apply for Readmission.

For further information, please visit the dismissal website.