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Probation and Dismissal


Students are required to maintain a 2.00 or C average (A=4.00) in the following areas.


  • on all course work completed at UIC
  • on the combined average of all work completed at UIC and other institutions, for students with transfer work
  • on the current term's course work


Students who have less than a C average in any one of the above areas are placed on probation. A student on probation but whose overall GPA is 2.00 or greater must earn a minimum GPA of 2.00 in the next term of enrollment. A student who has a cumulative GPA lower than 2.00 must earn greater than a 2.00 in the next term and have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or greater by the end of the second term on probation. Students failing to have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 by the end of two terms on probation will be dismissed from the University.


The probation rules apply to all LAS students. Probation in LAS cannot be removed by course work taken at other institutions.


In any term, a student may be dropped for one or more of the following reasons:


  • First term students will be dropped after their first term of enrollment if they earn no credit or obtain a deficit of -15 points or more (see deficit point explanation above).
  • Continuing students will be dropped at the end of any term in which their cumulative deficit points (see deficit point explanation above) are -15 or more.
  • Failure to earn any credit.
  • Failure to earn at least a 1.00 (D) average for a term.
  • Failure to earn at least a 2.00 (C) term average while on probation.
  • Failure to meet any special conditions stated at the time of admission.
  • Failure to meet conditions of probation.
  • Failure to make progress toward completion of an LAS degree.
  • Failure to declare and make progress in a major after having earned 60 credit hours.
  • Two or more consecutive terms of University withdrawals.


The dean may waive the drop rules in extraordinary circumstances.

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Last Modified: Wednesday, 11-Apr-2012 14:25:15 CDT