Probation Advising

As the semester progresses, you may realize you are not doing well in one or more courses. You are NOT ALONE! There are almost as many reasons for academic difficulties as there are students at UK. From test-taking problems to lack of motivation, from roommate conflicts to uncertain major or career goals, the A&S Advising Center is here to help. We want you to succeed!

At the University of Kentucky, there are two ways to be placed on probation, your cumulative grade point average (GPA) falls below a 2.0, or you have two consecutive terms with a GPA below 2.0, regardless of your cumulative GPA. If, at the end of a semester, you find you are on probation you are required to meet with an A&S professional advisor. Together you and your academic advisor discuss the possible reasons for your difficulties, examine the consequences, and explore solutions.

The good news? You don't have to wait until the end of the semester! The A&S Advising Center can provide resources and information to help you get back on track before you end up with a low term GPA. Call us or come by today and let us help. Check out the list of resources available to you at Resources for current UK students.

You can do it! Let us help.


Academic Probation Information

Being Placed on Probation

Students are placed on probation if:

  1. Their cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) falls below 2.0.
  2. They have two consecutive UK academic terms with term GPAs below 2.0 regardless of their cumulative GPA.
  3. The Summer session is subject to the same probation and suspension provisions as Spring and Fall.

Removal from Probation

Students will be removed from probation if:

  1. They were placed on probation for having less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA and subsequently achieve a cumulative 2.0 GPA or greater.
  2. They were placed on probation for having two consecutive term GPAs below 2.0 and receive a term GPA of 2.0 or greater in the next term and have a cumulative GPA for 2.0 or greater.

Academic Recovery

A student who is placed on academic probation must take part in all activities developed by the Arts and Sciences Advising Center to assist students in academic recovery. Freshman and sophomore standing students will attend the Academic Recovery Conference and/or complete supplemental advising sessions with their academic advisor. Junior and Senior standing students may meet with a professional advisor in the Arts and Sciences Advising Center to discuss university policies and procedures for academic recovery and remediation of coursework.

Refer to the Academic Requirements section of the Bulletin to view additional information related to probation.


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