Academic Standing

Academic Eligibility

As of Fall 2019, the University of Arizona updated their Academic Eligibility policy. There are five academic statuses related to students’ eligibility to enroll in classes.

What is Academic Warning?

Undergraduate students who earn less than a 2.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA) at the end of either the fall or spring semester will be placed on Academic Warning by the University. Students will be contacted via email by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) and will be required to participate in an intervention.

What should I do if I go on Academic Warning?

  1. Watch your University of Arizona email (Catmail) for a message from SBS regarding your Academic Standing
  2. If you are already enrolled in the next semester, keep your classes, but work with your academic advisor to determine if you should adjust your schedule. Discuss strategies for success and learn about academic support resources available to help you raise your GPA
  3. Complete the mandatory intervention outlined in the email

What happens after my semester on Academic Warning? 

  • If you raise your cumulative GPA to a 2.0 or above, you return to Eligible status (congratulations!)
  • If you are unable to raise your GPA to 2.00 or above, you will be placed on Academic Probation

What is Academic Probation?

Academic Probation is the second term your cumulative GPA is below a 2.00. You will be contacted via email by the University and will be required to participate in an intervention. 

What should I do if I go on Academic Probation?

  1. Watch your University of Arizona email (Catmail) for a message from the University of Arizona regarding your Academic Standing
  2. If you are already enrolled in the next semester, keep your classes, but work with your academic advisor to determine if you should adjust your schedule. Discuss strategies for success and learn about academic support resources available to help you raise your GPA
  3. Complete the mandatory intervention outlined in the email

What happens after my semester on Academic Probation? 

  • If you raise your cumulative GPA to a 2.00 or above, you return to Eligible status (congratulations!)
  • If you do not raise your GPA to at least a 2.00 by the end of your Probation semester, you will be at risk of Academic Ineligibility

What is Academic Ineligibility?

Academic Ineligibility means that you will not be able to enroll in classes. However, if your GPA is below a 2.00 due to extenuating circumstances, you may submit an appeal requesting an additional semester on Academic Probation. If your appeal is granted, you may enroll in classes.

Calculating Your GPA

The Advising Resource Center offers GPA Calculators that can help you calculate your cumulative grade point average, as well as the number of A and B courses you need to target a particular GPA.

Questions?

If you have questions about eligibility or probation, contact one of our advisors.