Scholastic Standing FAQs

Scholastic Standing FAQs

  • Why was I placed on academic probation?Students are placed on scholastic probation for the next semester in which they are enrolled if their academic performance is such that they are included in any of the following conditions:
    1. Students who have earned 0-23 credits and who have earned less than a 1.8 semester grade point average.
    2. Students who have earned 24 credits or more and who have earned less than a 2.0 semester grade point average or cumulative grade point average.

    Why was I placed on academic warning?

    Warning notifications are sent to students in good standing who have completed their first or second semester with a GPA of more than 1.8 and less than 2.0 semester grade point average.

    What does being on academic warning/probation mean for me?

    • Plan to take no more than 14 credits of classes in the upcoming semester. If you are registered for more than 14 credits after the 10th day of Spring classes, the University will revise your schedule.
    • Complete the Academic Recovery and Engagement Plan (AREP): You must complete the online Academic Recovery and Engagement Plan. Additional information about the Academic Recovery and Engagement plan can be found at the Scholastic Standing website .
    • Academic Recovery Meeting: You are required to meet with an Academic Recovery Advisor in your academic advising or student services center to discuss the implementation of your academic recovery and engagement plan and develop a plan for your future success.
    • Schedule your Academic Recovery Meeting as soon as possible.  We recommend meeting with your Academic Recovery Advisor by the 10th day of classes.
    • Contact details for the Academic Recovery advisors are available at the Scholastic Standing website.
    • Note that your school or college advising center director (or your regional campus student services director) may establish additional requirements and restrictions that they will communicate to you.

    Where can I find more information about the requirements I need to meet?

    • Scholastic Standing Requirements: Familiarize yourself with the University Senate Bylaws regarding scholastic warning, probation and dismissal as well as how Incomplete Grades impact the dismissal process this semester.
    • Note that students with a cumulative or semester GPA below a 2.0 for two consecutive semesters will be subject to academic dismissal. This is mentioned here so that you understand the importance of utilizing the academic resources available to you through the University.

    What additional recommendations or support might help me in finding a path to success next semester? 

    • Available Support Services: Specific support centers, programs, and staff are available at each of the UConn campuses.
      • Visit the UConn Advising website for information on the various academic and student life supports available to you.
      • The Scholastic Standing website also includes the contact information for Academic Recovery Advisors.  We strongly encourage you to use all of the University resources available to you.
    • Academic Accommodations: Students with disabilities who are requesting academic accommodations must register with the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD). The CSD engages in an individualized interactive process with each student and their faculty to review requests for academic adjustments (accommodations) and modifications on a class-by-class basis. Comprehensive information about requesting accommodations is available at Center for Students with Disabilities Request Accommodations (CSD).

    Where can I find extra help with a course? How can I find a tutor?

    UConn has many different ways to get connected with assistance with courses such as peer tutoring, review sessions and the use of innovative learning tools. Check out UConn Tutoring to explore your options.

    I'm struggling this semester. How can I find campus support?

    If you feel you immediate assistance or support, we encourage you to reach out to the Dean of Students Office and/or Student Health and Wellness-Mental Health or to the Office of Student Services and/or Mental Health Resource Center (regional campus student). In addition, if you have concerns related to sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence and/or stalking, we encourage you to review the resources and reporting options available at the Office of Institutional Equity website.

    What will happen if I don't meet with my advisor and complete the AREP or Conditions of Retention Form?

    A registration hold ("EOD hold") will remain on your account and you may not enroll in courses for future semesters.

    Why would I be "subject to dismissal" from UConn?

    • A student who fails to meet the minimum scholastic standards for two consecutively registered semesters is subject to dismissal.
      • However, no student with at least a 2.3 semester grade point average after completing all courses for which he or she is registered at the end of a semester shall be subject to dismissal; the student will be continued on scholastic probation if such status is warranted.
    • Students who are subject to dismissal but who, for extraordinary reasons, are permitted to continue may be subjected by the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs to other conditions for their continuance.

    What should I do if I have received a notice that I am subject to dismissal?

    • We strongly encourage you to appeal this decision. If you wish to appeal your dismissal, directions are available on the Scholastic Standing website. We also strongly encourage you to review the Tips for a Successful Appeal section as you draft your appeal responses.
    • The deadline to appeal is Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 11:59pm. Final decisions will be sent to your UConn email account on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.
    • Our recommendations for this process:
      • We strongly encourage you to reach out to your academic recovery advisor, your assigned academic advisor in Student Admin, or a regional campus Office of Student Services for assistance as you prepare your appeal.
      • Carefully review the deadlines so that you submit your appeal successfully and on time.

    Can I have my appeal expedited?

    For students seeking an expedited decision to their appeal, the deadline is Friday, May 21, 2021 at 11:59pm. Students who are granted an expedited appeal will receive notification of the final decision by email no later than the end of the day on Monday, May 24, 2021. Please review the Expedited Appeal Decisions page to determine if you are eligible for an expedited appeal.

    What happens if I am dismissed from UConn?

    • When a student is dismissed from the University for scholastic reasons only, any certificate or transcript issued must contain the statement “Dismissed for scholastic deficiency but otherwise entitled to honorable dismissal.”
    • Dismissal involves non-residence on the University campus and loss of status as a candidate for a degree effective immediately upon dismissal.
    • Students who are dismissed from the University for the first time may, upon approval, matriculate no sooner than two semesters following dismissal.  Students who are dismissed from the University for the second time may, upon approval, matriculate no sooner than eight semesters following dismissal.  No student will be readmitted to the University after a third dismissal.  Readmitted students will remain on scholastic probation until both their semester and cumulative GPA are 2.0 or above.  Students will follow the catalog requirements for the semester of their readmission.

    Can I still live on campus if I have been dismissed?

    No. Dismissed students cannot live on UConn's campus. You will lose your status as a candidate for a degree, effective immediately upon dismissal.

    I have been dismissed from UConn. Can I return as a student?

    • Yes. Students who have been dismissed may, during a later semester, request an evaluation for readmission to the University.
    • However, you must wait to apply for readmission:
      • Students who are dismissed from the University for the first time may, upon approval, matriculate no sooner than two semesters following dismissal.
      • Students who are dismissed from the University for the second time may, upon approval, matriculate no sooner than eight semesters following dismissal.
      • No student will be readmitted to the University after a third dismissal.
    • Students wishing to apply for readmission, whether at Storrs or a regional campus, must do so through the Dean of Students Office who will convene a readmission board including the deans’ designees. Readmission will be considered favorably only when the evaluation indicates a strong probability for academic success. In their first regular semester after readmission, dismissed students will be on scholastic probation and may be subjected by the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs to other conditions for their continuance. Students who have left the University for a reason other than academic dismissal are readmitted under the same scholastic standing status as achieved at the time of their separation from the University.

    If I have been dismissed from UConn, when can I reapply for admission?

    • Students who are dismissed from the University for the first time may, upon approval, matriculate no sooner than two semesters following dismissal.
    • Students who are dismissed from the University for the second time may, upon approval, matriculate no sooner than eight semesters following dismissal.
    • No student will be readmitted to the University after a third dismissal.

    Can I take courses on Pass/Fail while my status is academic warning or probation?

    Click here for the current UConn Pass/Fail Policy.

    How is my academic status reflected on my transcript?

    If you are on academic warning or probation, this status is not indicated on your official transcript.

    When a student is dismissed from the University for scholastic reasons only, any certificate or transcript issued must contain the statement “Dismissed for scholastic deficiency but otherwise entitled to honorable dismissal.”

    How do I get an "I" on my transcript changed to a grade?

    Contact your instructor as soon as possible to work out a plan to complete any unfinished coursework.

    Incomplete and Absent grades (‘I’, ‘X’, and ‘N’) do not represent earned credit. A student placed on probation with unresolved grades will be relieved of probationary status if satisfactory completion of the work places his or her academic performance above the probation standards.

    What impact do summer and winter courses have on academic probation?

    Click for here for current summer and winter course scholastic standing policies.