Academic Standing

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Good Standing | Probation | Dismissal | Readmission After Dismissal

Academic Standing for each undergraduate in the College of Liberal arts & Sciences is evaluated at the end of every academic term.

A student's standing is based on KU cumulative grade point average and credit hours attempted. This GPA includes all KU credit hours graded A, B, C, D, or F. KU credit hours graded W, WP, WF, I, S, U, CR, NC, or P are not used to determine attempted hours). Grades and credit hours earned at other colleges or universities are not part of the grade-point average or attempted hours.

A student is considered in good standing if he or she maintains a cumulative KU GPA of 2.0 or better. If a student falls below a KU cumulative GPA of 2.0, the student is placed on academic probation.

Good Standing

A student is in good standing if he or she maintains a cumulative KU GPA of 2.0 or better.

Probation

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences reviews all students at the end of both the fall and spring semester and summer term to determine their academic standing. Students in the College must maintain a 2.0 cumulative KU GPA in order to be in good academic standing. Students below the cumulative KU GPA of 2.0 are placed on probation.

Freshmen and Sophomores on Probation (between 0 – 59 completed hours):
Each student in this category must earn a 2.0 term GPA until his or her cumulative KU GPA reaches 2.0, returning the student to good academic standing. Students who fail to meet the above requirements will be dismissed.

Juniors and Seniors on Probation (60 or more completed hours):
Each student in this category must earn a 2.5 term GPA until his or her cumulative KU GPA reaches 2.0, returning the student to good academic standing. Students who fail to meet the above requirements will be dismissed.

Readmission after a College Dismissal (0 or more completed hours):
Each student in this category must earn a 2.5 term GPA until his or her cumulative KU GPA reaches 2.0, returning the student to good academic standing. Students who fail to meet the above requirements will be dismissed for a second or third time. A third dismissal is final.

In order to return to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences the student must follow the College's readmission requirements.

Dismissal

Students should review their semester record closely. This can be checked through your KU Portal. If an error is found in the posted grades, please contact the instructor for the course immediately. The sooner that a grade correction occurs, the sooner enrollment in upcoming terms can be addressed. Changes to grades must be reflected on a student’s record by 5:00 p.m. on the day before classes start in order for students to continue for that academic term.

A student that has been dismissed should first evaluate their performance and determine whether they believe there were circumstances beyond their control that significantly impacted their ability to meet the established probation criteria .

Students should notify the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences as soon as possible if critical information (potential grade changes or personal situations) should be considered in our assessment of your academic progress in the academic term. Please complete the readmission petition by the Friday before classes start in order to be considered for that academic term. Students that have been away from KU for at least one Fall or Spring semester will also need to apply for readmission at www.admissions.ku.edu.

Readmission After Dismissal

First Dismissal

Students dismissed for the first time from the University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences must wait at least one full Fall or Spring semester before returning to the University of Kansas. (Summer session will not be counted as a full semester.)

A dismissed student must demonstrate academic success by completing a minimum of six (6) hours of transferable academic course work at another higher education institution. (KU Independent study/Continuing Education courses will not count as course work from another higher education institution.)

Students must attain a GPA of 2.50 or better in all hours taken after dismissal. (All coursework that has been taken at every institution since dismissal will be calculated into the GPA even if student opted for that institution’s retake policy.)

Students lacking Math or English courses to fulfill the Early and Continuous Enrollment requirements, must complete all the courses necessary, through English 101 (or equivalent) and Math 101 (or equivalent) during the dismissal period.

A student dismissed from another school at the University of Kansas will have his/her status reviewed based on CLAS regulations beginning with the initial KU term. (This means if the student would have been dismissed under College of Liberal Arts & Sciences regulations, this would be considered a first dismissal, even though the student was not a College of Liberal Arts & Sciences student.)

Upon readmission, the student must maintain at least a 2.5 semester GPA until reaching good academic status in order to be allowed to continue in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Students who are in their last 30 hours are required to meet with the Readmission Advisor in Student Academic Services to discuss their options.

Second Dismissal

Students dismissed for the second time from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences must wait at least one academic year before applying for readmission.

A dismissed student must demonstrate academic success by completing a minimum of twelve (12) hours of transferable academic course work at another higher education institution. (KU Independent study/Continuing Education courses will not count as course work from another higher education institution.)

Students must attain a GPA of 2.50 or better in all hours taken after dismissal. (All coursework that has been taken at every institution since dismissal will be calculated into the GPA even if student opted for that institution’s retake policy.)

Students lacking English 102 (or equivalent) and the 2nd required Math course (MATH 105, MATH 106, MATH 111, MATH 115, MATH 121, MATH 365 or BIOL 570 or an equivalent course) must complete these courses during the dismissal period.

Upon readmission, the student must maintain at least a 2.5 semester GPA until reaching good academic status in order to be allowed to continue in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Students who are in their last 30 hours are required to meet with the Readmission Advisor in Student Academic Services to discuss their options.

Third Dismissal

A third dismissal is final.


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