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.



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 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.

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.

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 maybe appealed. The appeal process is on-line and handled by the Dean of Students Office.



Withdrawal from UW-Stout

Withdrawal should be undertaken only after serious consideration. To ensure careful consideration of the intention to withdraw, to protect the students from the dangers which may result from failure to use the approved withdrawal procedures and to assist university officials who are concerned with withdrawals, the following procedure has been established:


  1. The student intending to withdraw from the university, logs into Access Stout and electronically requests to withdraw (drop all classes) from Self Service via their Student Center.  For step-by-step instructions, click here.  

  2. On completion of the withdrawal procedure, a mark of "WD" will be recorded for all courses in which a student is enrolled, if the student withdraws from the university prior to the midterm date. After the midterm date (as indicated in the university calendar), students may not officially withdraw from the university unless there are extenuating circumstances. In cases of extenuating circumstances, please contact the Dean of Students Office, 130 Bowman Hall, (715) 232-1181.

As a reminder, if/when you plan to return to UW-Stout, you are required to complete a Re-entry Application Form.

Detailed information about withdrawals can be found on the Advisement Center website. Under "Advising Resources", click on the link titled "Leaving UW-Stout". This will drop down and reveal several more links that contain the necessary information for a student considering withdrawing from UW-Stout.

Withdrawal Fee

If you withdraw from the university, you will be charged a fee of $50 for a first-week withdrawal and $100 for any withdrawal during the second week.


If you leave the university without officially withdrawing as per university regulations, you will be charged the full 100% of tuition and fees due to the university. If you are able to document via the tuition appeal process that you have not attended the course (s) for which you registered (non-attendance), you will be assessed 20% of the original fees due, reduced to resident rates, and in addition to the late payment fee.