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Dismissed Enrollment, Graduate Studies

Applies to: 

Graduate Students on the Lawrence/Edwards Campus

Policy Statement: 

Dismissed enrollment:

Graduate programs are responsible for evaluating the students in their programs to ensure that they are making satisfactory progress toward a degree. If the graduate program finds that a student is not making satisfactory progress due to, but not limited to, cases where the student has run out of time to degree, or the student has neither been enrolled nor received an approved leave of absence for two consecutive semesters, or academic misconduct has occurred, the program may recommend to the school/college that the student be dismissed from the program. Dismissal is requested by the graduate program through the Progress to Degree form.

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.


Academic probation and dismissal:

Upon falling below a cumulative 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 GPA 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.

Graduate divisions within the schools/college may have more stringent dismissal policies in place. Please check with the graduate division of the school/college for more information.


Graduate Studies



Approved by: 
Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Approved on: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Effective on: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Review, Approval & Change History: 

This policy was updated on March 22, 2013.

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