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II.E.6: Mid-Semester and Semester Reports
Mid-Semester Report. Instructors of 1000- and 2000-level courses shall notify the Registrar by the end of the sixth week of the semester of students who appear to be in danger of earning less than a ‘C’, or ‘U’ or ‘N’ grades. The Registrar will inform the students. The mid-semester report grade information is not part of the student’s permanent file.
Semester Report. The Registrar provides to the student a semester report, which includes all courses for which the student is registered, the credit value of each course, and the student’s grade in each course.
II.E.13: Scholastic Probation and Dismissal
Scholastic probation and dismissal from the University for scholastic reasons shall be administered by the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, at the recommendation of the schools and colleges or regional campuses, in accordance with the regulations that follow:
Scholastic probation is an identification of students whose scholastic performance is below University standards. The student and the student’s advisor are informed that a marked academic improvement in future semesters is necessary to obtain the minimum scholastic standards.
Students are 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:
- Students who have earned 0-11 credits (considered to be 1st semester standing) and who have earned less than a 1.8 semester grade point average.
- Students who have earned 12-23 credits (considered to be 2nd semester standing) and who have earned less than a 1.8 semester grade point average.
- Students who have earned 24 credits or more (considered to be 3rd semester or higher) and who have earned less than a 2.0 semester grade point average or cumulative grade point average.
- Any student placed on academic probation because of a cumulative grade point average less than 2.0 shall be removed from probation when the cumulative grade point average reaches 2.0 or above.
The end of the semester is defined as the day when semester grades must be submitted to the Registrar. This must occur no later than seventy-two hours after the final examination period ends.
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 probation status if satisfactory completion of the work places his or her academic performance above the probation standards.
Warning letters will be sent to students in good standing who have completed their first or second semester with less than a 2.0 semester grade point average.
A student who fails to meet these 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.
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 have been dismissed may, during a later semester, request an evaluation for readmission to the University. 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.
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.