Academic Probation and Dismissal Policy

  • Undergraduate students whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 are placed on academic probation and are subject to such academic actions as may be imposed by the dean of the student’s degree-granting college, or by the dean’s designee

  • An undergraduate student whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 for each of two consecutive semesters will be evaluated for dismissal or retention following the second semester, with the option to retain for one additional semester if the term GPA has improved significantly but the cumulative GPA remains below 2.0. An undergraduate student whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 for three consecutive semesters will be dismissed from the university.

  • Decisions regarding retention or dismissal will be made by the dean of a student’s degree-granting college, or by the dean’s designee. Students not yet enrolled in a degree-granting college will be evaluated by the head of the Division of Student Success, or by the head’s designee.

  • To be eligible for readmission, previously dismissed students applying to return to the university must have either:
    • completed at a regionally accredited college or university at least 18 credit hours, with a 2.5 GPA or higher, that will apply toward a degree at the University of Akron or,
    • waited a minimum of five calendar years from the date of dismissal and submitted a written statement outlining the causes of poor academic performance and steps taken toward improvement.
  • Satisfaction of the above readmission criteria does not guarantee readmission. Issues of academic integrity, prior student conduct records, and criminal history will be considered.

  • Students readmitted on probation will be evaluated for retention or dismissal immediately following the first semester after readmission, with the option to retain for one additional semester if the term GPA has improved significantly but the cumulative GPA remains below 2.0.