Student Retention Services

Academic Probation


What is Academic Probation?

Students whose campus cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0 will be placed on University Academic Probation.  Probation describes the period in which the University provides students time to regain “good standing.”  During this period, course load restrictions and mandated participation in University support services may be required to assist you in removing probation status.

Am I still qualified to receive financial aid if I’m on Academic Probation?

Students may have their financial aid suspended as a result of being on academic probation. There is an appeal process students may pursue in order to get their financial aid reinstated.  Students should contact Student Financial Aid to get more information.

How many semesters can a student be on academic probation?

If a student's campus cumulative GPA remains under 2.0 after serving two semesters on probation (not necessarily consecutive), then the student may be suspended from the university. The transcript will have an explanation that states that the GPA is calculated using all grades earned in a course except the initial attempt when a course has been repeated and grade modified.

How do I know what grades I need to regain good standing at the University?

In order to find out what grades are needed to regain good standing a student may meet with an Academic Advisor in their Academic Unit or Retention Specialist in the Student Retention Services office to calculate their Target GPA. Students may also use the Target GPA calculator.

What can I do to help myself get off Academic Probation?

The University of Missouri St. Louis wants to see you reach your full potential and graduate with your degree. There are several support services in place that you can utilize to help you regain good standing.  Below is a list of resources and tips a student may use to improve their academic performance:

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