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 Graduate College

Graduate Suspension and Probation

Graduate Probation and Suspension - Degree Status Students

Graduate students on degree programs are expected to maintain high academic standards. At the end of each term and when incomplete grades revert to F (Failure) graduate student records are reviewed. Students with unsatisfactory performances are placed on probation or are suspended from graduate degree programs and any graduate enrollment at UNI.  Students are evaluated for probation and suspension based on attempted hours.  Attempted hours are any credit hours for which the student receives a mark (A, B, C, D, F, W, I, RC, CR, NC) or for which the term of the course has passed, even if there is no mark. 

A student who has attempted nine (9) to seventeen (17) semester hours in a program of study and attained a cumulative GPA less than 3.00 in that program will be placed on probation. If the student attempts eight (8) or more hours while on probation without qualifying as a degree candidate (GPA of 3.00), the student is reviewed at the end of the term for suspension from graduate degree programs. A student who has attempted eighteen (18) or more semester hours in a program of study and attained a cumulative GPA less than 3.00 in that program will be suspended. Students placed on academic suspension cannot enroll in non-degree graduate status or take courses in the student's program of study during the year of academic suspension.

In determining a graduate student's grade index, all graded course work attempted at this university within the student's program of study will be used as a basis of computation. If the student does not yet have a program of study (this can occur if the student's admission file is incomplete), all graduate courses will be used as a basis of computation. If a graduate student repeats a course, both grades will be used in computing the index.

Reinstatement: When a student is suspended, at least one calendar year must elapse before application for readmission to a graduate degree program may be made. After one full calendar year on suspension, a suspended student who wishes to enroll in classes must submit an Application for Readmission to Graduate Study and receive approval from the graduate program/department and the Graduate College for reinstatement and removal from suspension.  The Application for Readmission to Graduate Study is not available online.  It may only be obtained in the Graduate College.

A student reinstated after suspension who fails to attain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 in the program of study for the first enrollment period will be permanently suspended from the graduate program.

 

If a student feels there has been some procedural irregularity concerning her/his suspension from the university, the student may request a review by the Graduate College. This review may be conducted by the Dean of the Graduate College (or her/his designee).

Graduate Probation and Suspension - Non Degree Status Student

 

0-3 cr taken     any GPA                      No action

 

4-6 cr taken     GPA 2.50-2.99             Probation

                              GPA < 2.50            Suspension

 

7-8 cr taken     GPA 2.90 – 2.99          Probation

                              GPA < 2.90            Suspension

 

9+ cr taken      GPA < 3.00                  Suspension

If a student is put on probation, the student must bring the cumulative GPA to 3.00 or better in the next term of enrollment or the student will be suspended. 

 

Suspension is for a minimum of one calendar year.  Non-degree students who have been placed on academic suspension cannot enroll in graduate courses during the time they are suspended. After one full calendar year, students who wish to enroll in graduate classes must reapply to UNI as a non-degree graduate student, or apply to a graduate program of study, and receive approvals from the Graduate College (and the department, if applicable).

 

If a student feels there has been some procedural irregularity concerning her/his suspension from the university, the student may request a review by the Graduate College. This review may be conducted by the Dean of the Graduate College (or her/his designee).