Academic Probation & Dismissal

Students who do not achieve or surpass the following University of Iowa cumulative and semester minimum grade-point averages are placed on academic probation.

First-year (0-29 s.h. earned toward B.S.E.), 2.00
Sophomore (30-59 s.h. earned toward B.S.E.), 2.00
Junior (60-89 s.h. earned toward B.S.E.), 2.00
Senior (90 or more s.h. earned toward B.S.E.), 2.00

Students on academic probation are restored to good standing when they successfully complete an additional 9 s.h. toward an engineering degree, either in one semester or cumulatively, and their University of Iowa cumulative and semester grade-point averages equal or exceed those designated above.

The college reviews academic records for all students at the end of the fall and spring semesters. There is no review at the end of the summer session. Students are placed on probation, dismissed for unsatisfactory progress (with or without previous probationary status), or restored to good standing only at the end of the fall and spring semesters. Students on academic probation are not permitted to continue their enrollment without written expectations for their future performance. (see Performance Improvement Plan) Details of the procedure are available from the Student Development Center.

Students who do not make satisfactory progress may be dismissed from the college without an intervening probationary period. Students who are dismissed from the college for unsatisfactory academic progress may appeal for a revocation of the dismissal if low performance is due to extenuating circumstances beyond their control, such as a death in their immediate family or extended personal illness, A student dismissed in January must submit a written appeal by the second day of spring semester classes. A student dismissed in May must submit the written appeal by June 15.

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.