Academic Probation Support

Understanding Academic Probation

In order to graduate from the University of Denver, students must maintain minimum academic standards, which is a 2.0 GPA. Each quarter the Academic Standards Committee reviews the records of students not meeting satisfactory progress towards graduation. The committee decides on the academic status of these students. 

  • Academic Standards and Grading

    Understanding your responsibilities

    You can learn everything you need to know about the official University of Denver Academic Standards and Grading on the University Bulletin. A student with a cumulative GPA between 2.2 and 2.0 is placed on academic warning while remaining in academic good standing with the University. A student with a cumulative GPA below 2.0 is no longer in academic good standing and is placed on academic probation, last quarter probation, or may be suspended or dismissed from the University.

    University Bulletin

  • Academic Probation & Last Quarter Probation

    Getting back on track

    Academic Probation or Last Quarter Probation is not intended as a punishment. This is an opportunity for you to meet with an Academic Advisor or Student Success Coach on developing additional skills to help you be successful in college and improve your GPA. You and your advisor will work together on developing the following: 

    • Setting SMART Academic Goals 
    • Time Management 
    • Study Skills & Learning Strategies 
    • Growth Mindset & Resiliency 
    • Using Resources on Campus

     

    Additional requirements and considerations:

    • You must meet regularly with your Staff Academic Advisor (dates to be determined at the first meeting).
    • If you plan to drop below 12 credits (full-time), please speak with your Staff Academic Advisor.
    • Incompletes will be allowed only with specific pre-approval from your Staff Academic Advisor. Otherwise, an Incomplete will be treated the same as an F for the purposes of the Academic Standards Committee. 
    • You need to earn at least a C- in all your courses to be removed from academic probation.
  • Meeting Graduation Requirements

    Returning to good standing

    To graduate from the university, students must have:

    • Cumulative 2.0 GPA
    • Major 2.0 GPA
    • Minor 2.0 GPA
    • Some programs may have higher requirements for admissions and graduation. Please consult the Bulletin and your academic advisor for details. 

    A student with a cumulative GPA between 2.2 and 2.0 is placed on academic warning while remaining in academic good standing with the University.

    To be back in good academic standing with the university, undergraduate students must have a cumulative 2.2 GPA, and maintain full-time status at DU. 

  • Academic Suspension Implications

    Know where you stand

    Health Insurance

    The University provides health insurance to enrolled students. Students who are enrolled for fewer than 30 days in the enrollment period will be withdrawn from the health plan and their premiums will not be charged. If you are currently covered by the United Healthcare Student Resources Health insurance, you will need to find alternative health insurance coverage given your change in student status. Contact the Health & Counseling Center (303-871-2205 or info@hcc.du.edu) for more information.

    Scholarships & Loans

    The policies that can lead to your academic suspension are different than the policies that can lead to the loss of your financial aid eligibility due to the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements in financial aid. Please pay close attention to the Office of Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements. Contact the Office of Financial Aid (3030-871-4020 or finaid@du.edu) for more information.

    DU Housing

    Students who are academically suspended are required to leave the residence hall. The director of the residence hall will notify you of your expected departure date. Contact Housing & Residential Education (303-871-2246 or housing@du.edu) for more information.

    DU Transcript

    If you are suspended or dismissed for academic reasons, this will be reflected on the official transcript. Contact the Office of the Registrar (303-871-4095 or registrar@du.edu) for more information

    Credits Taken While Suspended Will Not Transfer Back to DU

    You will not be able to transfer any credits taken at another institution back to DU while on academic suspension. We strongly advise that you do not take classes elsewhere when you are on academic suspension.

  • Planning Your Return from Academic Suspension

    Begin six weeks prior

    Request Re-Entry

    You should submit the re-entry petition form at a minimum of 6 weeks prior to the start of a new term. Please review your suspension letter to confirm when you are eligible to return to DU. You will need to provide the following information: a description of your activities during your time away, reasons you are now ready to resume study at DU, a description of resources you have in place to support your transition. If your request is approved, you will be sent additional re-entry information so that you may register for courses in the appropriate term.

    Early Return from Suspension

    If you are in a major that requires certain sequential classes, you may request an early return. You will need a letter of support from a faculty member in order to petition to return early. Contact your academic advisor or the Office of Academic Advising (303-871-2455 or advising@du.edu) for more information.

    Credits Taken While Suspended Will Not Transfer Back to DU

    You will not be able to transfer any credits taken at another institution back to DU while on academic suspension. We strongly advise that you do not take classes elsewhere when you are on academic suspension.

    Scholarships and Loans

    The policies that can lead to your academic suspension are different than the policies that can lead to the loss of your financial aid eligibility due to the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements in financial aid. Please pay close attention to the Office of Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements. Contact the Office of Financial Aid (3030-871-4020 or finaid@du.edu) for more information.

    Return to Campus Housing

    If you would like to return to on-campus housing please contact the Housing and Residential Education Office at 303.871.2246 or housing@du.edu to start the application process.

  • Requirements When Returning from Academic Suspension

    Your success begins now!

    You will be expected to meet weekly with your staff academic advisor, and you will be expected to complete the Academic Coaching and Empowerment (ACE) module.

    After you return, you must maintain a full-time status (12-credit hours) and earn at least a C- in each course, although you may need to earn higher grades for specific majors or eligibility requirements.

    Please note: Incompletes will only be allowed with specific pre-approval from your academic advisor. Otherwise, an incomplete will be treated the same as an F for the purposes of the Academic Standards Committee.

  • Student Support Offices and Resources

    Get the support you deserve

    DU offers many academic and non-academic resources, each aimed to support the academic success and wellbeing of students.

    Discover Support Offices and Resources

  • Student Success Coaching

    Expand your study skills

    At DU, you also have a Student Success Coach in your corner, who will work with you on essentials like study skills and time management. Coaches will support you, challenge you, and hold you accountable through individualized sessions to fit your needs. Now is the time to get back on track.

    Meet With a Student Success Coach