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 at least six (6) semester hours on the advisement report and attained a Plan 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 (Plan GPA of 3.00), the student is reviewed for suspension from graduate degree programs.
Students on academic probation will not be permitted to graduate even if all the coursework has been completed. A Plan 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.

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 Graduate Program is not available online. It may only be obtained from the Graduate College after consultation with the Associate Dean.
A student reinstated after suspension who fails to attain a Plan GPA,Total, of 3.00 with the first 8 credits after reinstatement will be terminated 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 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).