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Academic Probation, Graduate Studies



Applies to: 

Graduate students on the Lawrence/Edwards Campus

Policy Statement: 

Upon falling below a cumulative graduate grade-point average of 3.0, computed with the inclusion of grades earned at KU for all courses acceptable for graduate credit, the student is placed on probation by the graduate division of the school/college. The grades of P, S, U, and I, for which no numerical equivalents are defined, are excluded from the computation. If the student’s overall graduate average has been raised to 3.0 by the end of the next semester of enrollment after being placed on probation, the student may be returned to good academic standing. If not, the student is not permitted to re-enroll and will be dismissed unless the graduate division of the school/college acts favorably on a departmental recommendation for the student to continue study.

If admitted provisionally due to deficiencies in grade point average, a student must earn an overall graduate average of at least 3.0 during the first semester of enrollment (in which case the student is considered to have achieved good academic standing) to be permitted to re-enroll. A student admitted provisionally who fails to earn a 3.0 average in the first semester of enrollment may be dismissed immediately. If provisionary continuation is recommended by the department or program, and approved by the graduate division of the school/college, the student may remain on provisional status for one additional semester.

Students who have been dismissed from a graduate program may be readmitted for further graduate study at KU only by petition of the graduate division of the school/college that will accept the student.The petition must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.


Office of Graduate Studies

Approved by: 
Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Approved on: 
Friday, November 6, 2009
Effective on: 
Friday, November 6, 2009
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
academic probation, graduate studies, graduate students
Review, Approval & Change History: 

01/08/2015: Policy formatting updates (e.g., bolding, spacing).

03/22/2013: This policy was updated.

11/06/2009: Policy approved and effective.

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