Graduate College

Graduate Suspension and Probation


At the end of each term and when incomplete grades revert to F (Failure) graduate student records are reviewed. Students with unsatisfactory performance 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 degree hours. Attempted degree hours are any credit hours on the advisement report for which the student receives a mark (A through F, W, I, RC, CR, NC) or for which the term and dates of the course have passed, even if there is no mark.

A student who has attempted at least six (6) semester hours on the advisement report and attained a UNI cumulative GPA less than 3.00 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 for suspension from graduate degree programs. If the GPA is so low as to make it impossible to raise it to 3.0, the student may be suspended even if fewer than 8 hours were attempted while on probation.

Students on academic probation will not be permitted to graduate even if all the coursework has been completed. A UNI cumulative GPA of 3.0. will not be waived for students on probation/suspension status.

Students placed on academic suspension cannot enroll in non-degree graduate status or take courses at another institution to transfer to the student's degree, or advance in their program during the semester of academic suspension. It may be permitted for the student to register in undergraduate courses during the semester of suspension.
 

Reinstatement
 

When a student is suspended, at least one semester must elapse before an application for readmission to a graduate degree program may be made. After one full semester on suspension, a suspended student who wishes to enroll in classes must submit an Application for Readmission to Graduate Program and receive approval from the graduate program/department and the Graduate College for reinstatement and removal from suspension. The Application for Readmission to a Graduate Program can be submitted as a graduate student request. The Graduate College has the final approval.

A student reinstated after suspension who fails to attain a UNI cumulative GPA, Total, of 3.00 with the first 8 credits after reinstatement will be terminated from the graduate program. If the GPA is so low as to make it impossible to raise it to 3.0, the student may be terminated even if fewer than 8 hours were attempted during the reinstatement.

In determining a graduate student's GPA, all graded coursework attempted will be used as a basis for computation. If a graduate student repeats a course, both grades will be used in computation of the GPA index.

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 designee).
 

Graduate Probation and Suspension - Non Degree Status Students

0-6 credits taken - no action

7-9 credits taken - GPA 2.6 – 2.99 - Probation; GPA less than 2.59 - Suspension

10 or more credits taken - GPA less than 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 semester.  Non-degree students who have been placed on academic suspension cannot enroll in graduate courses during the time they are suspended. After one full semester, students who wish to enroll in graduate classes must reapply to UNI as a non-degree graduate student, or apply to a graduate degree program, 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 designee).