Good Standing: If your cumulative GPA is 2.00 or greater, you are in good standing. "Good Standing" is the green light of academic progress; you're doing well!
Academic Probation: You are placed on academic probation at the end of any semester if your cumulative GPA drops below 2.00. "Academic Probation" is the yellow light phase of academic progress - it indicates that you are experiencing challenges at the University that are now reflected in your course performance.
Being placed on academic probation does not mean you cannot succeed at the University - it's a time to re-assess your goals, seek help from advisors, faculty, tutors, and the array of services and programs offered through the Division of Student Affairs. You remain on academic probation as long as your cumulative grade point average is below a 2.00.
Academic Suspension: If you are already on academic probation and your next semester's cumulative GPA falls below 2.00, you will be placed on academic suspension, although an exception is made if you earn at least a 2.00 GPA for the semester. Students on academic suspension may not re-enroll at the University unless they have been reinstated, and are required to sit out one semester or the entire summer term. For more information and to download the Academic Reinstatement Plan form, click here.
Appeal of Suspension: Per Board of Regents Policy 301.9, the University of Montana requires a semester of non-attendance following an academic suspension. Students may appeal a suspension in cases where there are compelling and documented circumstances. To access the appeal of suspension form, click here.