Academic Probation & Dismissal

Probation

Students must achieve the following minimum University of Iowa and semester grade-point averages to remain in good standing. Students whose GPA’s in either or both areas fall below these minimums are placed (or continued) on probation or subject to dismissal:

ACADEMIC YEAR

MINIMUM
GPA REQUIRED

Freshman (0-29 semester hours earned toward BSE degree):

2.00

Sophomores (30-59 semester hours earned toward BSE degree):

2.00

Juniors (60-89 semester hours earned toward BSE degree):

2.00

Seniors (90 or more semester hours earned toward BSE degree):

2.00

 

Students on academic probation are restored to good standing if they successfully complete a total of 9 semester hours toward their engineering degree, either in one semester or cumulatively. Their University of Iowa and semester grade-point averages must be equal to or exceed those designated above.

A student is placed on probation, dismissed for unsatisfactory progress, or restored to good standing only at the end of the fall and spring semesters. Students allowed to continue in the College on probation are required to complete an Academic Plan of Study Form (see Performance Improvement Plan under Academic Forms), specifying course work to be taken, expected academic performance, a monitoring schedule (if appropriate) and in some cases, referrals to other sources for support services. Details of this procedure are available from the Student Development Center.

Dismissal from the College

The College reviews the academic records of students on academic probation at the end of the fall and spring semesters. There is no review at the end of the summer session. A student who has not made satisfactory progress may be dismissed from the College without prior probation status.

Students dismissed from the college for poor scholarship may appeal to reenroll after an interval of one entire calendar year. A written appeal for reinstatement must be submitted to the Appeals Committee at the Student Development Center. Appeals must be submitted before June 15 for reinstatement in a fall semester or before December 1 for reinstatement in a spring semester. Detailed information about the appeal procedure is available from the Student Development Center.