Summary of Rules Relating to Scholastic Probation, Academic Suspension, and Reinstatement
NOTE: A more detailed explanation of the University grading system, Probation, Suspension and Reinstatement is provided in the University Bulletin or The Student Rights and Responsibilities.
If you have questions about scholastic probation, academic suspension, or reinstatement, please contact Undergraduate Studies at (859) 257-3383, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1. Scholastic Probation:
Students will be placed on probation if:
>> their cumulative grade point average (GPA) falls below 2.0.
A student on academic probation shall take no more than fifteen (15) credit hours in a semester, three (3) credit hours in the first summer session or seven (7) credit hours in the second summer session.
2. Removal from Probation:
Students will be removed from academic probation if:
>> they were placed on probation for having less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA and subsequently raise their cumulative GPA to 2.0 or greater.
3. Academic Suspension:
Students are subject to suspension if:
Once a student is under academic suspension:
4. Reinstatement (following an academic suspension):
Students interested in returning to UK following an academic suspension must first apply to be reinstated to the University by following this procedure:
Remain out of the University for at least a semester and a summer session, (one semester for a student suspended at the end of a summer session).
Apply for reinstatement by contacting the college (within the deadlines outlined below) in which they plan to re-enroll. NOTE: The college that suspends you does not necessarily need to be the college that considers your reinstatement. Please consult the college that houses your intended major regarding their reinstatement process and deadlines. Undergraduate Studies reinstates only those students with 60 or fewer earned hours.
Attend a reinstatement conference appointment. At this conference expect to present evidence of readiness to perform at a satisfactory academic level (i.e. interview, personal statement, transcripts, any other appropriate documentation). Reinstatement approval or denial is determined at the conclusion of this step.
If approved for reinstatement, submit a completed Admissions application to UK. Contact UK Admissions for admission deadlines at (859) 257-2000 or Admissions web site.
Applying for Reinstatement by Undergraduate Studies
Dates to contact Undergraduate Studies: (859) 257- 3383
FOR REINSTATEMENT TO A FALL TERM:
First suspension: February 1 - May 15
Second suspension: February 1 - April 15
FOR REINSTATEMENT TO A SPRING TERM:
First suspension: September 1 - October 1
Second suspension: September 1 - September 15
A student has the option to repeat once as many as 3 different courses in which he/she received a grade of B, C, D, or E. Only the grade, credit hours and quality points of the second completion will be used in calculating the grade point average, provided the student has made a specific request through a Repeat Option Form. This request must be filed with the office of the college in which the student is enrolled. The student must be enrolled at the time he/she files the repeat option form.
Students who have been out of the University for at least two calendar years, who come back to UK and earn at least 12 credit hours with at least a 2.0 GPA, may choose to have none of their previous course work calculated toward their GPA, even though the credits earned may still count. Bankruptcy may be used only once. Many stipulations apply. Students should consult the UK bulletin or their academic advisor for more information. If you have questions about scholastic probation, academic suspension, or reinstatement, please feel free to contact Undergraduate Studies at (859) 257-3383, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.