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Policy on Academic Probation

​The University's Policy on Academic Probation can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog and is stated below:

Students whose cumulative GPA is below 2.0 will be placed on Academic Probation, as long as their quality point deficit is between 0.01 and 12.99. Students on Academic Probation may not register for more than 14 credit hours (generally four academic courses). Academic probation will be lifted as soon as the cumulative GPA is at least 2.00 and all deficit points are eliminated. Students must earn at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA in order to qualify for graduation; degrees cannot be awarded to students on Academic Probation.

Probation Advisement

Effective in Fall 2010, students who are placed on Academic Probation must seek advisement prior to registration for Fall and Spring semesters. This is an effort on the part of the University to ensure that students in academic difficulty have the support required to be successful. You may view the announcement from the Provost's Office by clicking HERE.

Advanced Registration for Fall 2017 begins April 20, 2017. We strongly encourage students to seek advisement prior to that date in order to be eligible to register by the assigned registration appointment date (found in UDSIS).

Advisement Through Faculty Members

Students should schedule an appointment to meet with their advisor to discuss probationary status, academic plans, and course selection. 

After advising students, advisors must contact UAS to confirm the meeting and have the student's hold removed. Advisors who have met with students on probation should contact UAS through as-advise@udel.edu . Upon confirmation from students' advisors, a member of the professional staff at UAS will subsequently remove the registration hold.

Advisement Through Undergraduate Academic Services

In order to support the success of students within the College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Academic Services (UAS) will also offer the following general information sessions for students during the Spring 2017 term:

  • Monday, November 13th  at 10:30 AM in Gore 310
  • Tuesday, November 14th  at 3:30 PM in Mitchell 001

Students who attend one of these sessions will have their registration holds removed by UAS.

Additional Resources

Deficit Chart

Deficit points are a numerical representation of the severity of a student's probationary status; all students on academic probation will have deficit points. Small numbers mean that students are very close to a 2.0, while larger number mean that students are approaching academic dismissal. Students are dismissed when deficit points reach or exceed 13.00. This chart explains how many quality (positive) and deficit (negative) points are earned for particular grades. Students on Academic Probation can use this chart to estimate how many courses need to be taken and what grades need to be earned in order to decrease deficit points and reach a 2.0 GPA.

GPA Calculator Use this tool to predict your term and cumulative grade point averages.

Academic Dismissal This policy explains the point at which students are dismissed, regulations regarding academic dismissal, and how students can work toward readmission.

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