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SUMMARY OF RULES RELATING TO ACADEMIC PROBATION, ACADEMIC SUSPENSION, AND REINSTATEMENT

NOTE: A more detailed explanation of the University grading system, Probation, Suspension and Reinstatement is provided in the University of Kentucky Bulletin, or the Student Rights and Responsibilities.

If you have questions about academic probation, academic suspension, or reinstatement, please contact Undergraduate Studies at (859) 257-3383 or visit 109 Miller Hall, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

1. Academic Probation:

Students will be placed on probation if:

a) their cumulative grade point average (GPA) falls below 2.0; or

b) they have two consecutive academic terms with semester GPAs below 2.0, regardless of their cumulative GPA.

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 probation if:

a) 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; or

b) they were placed on probation for having two consecutive terms with semester GPAs below 2.0 and receive a semester GPA of 2.0 or greater in the next term, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater.

3. Academic Suspension:

Students are eligible for suspension if:

a) they fail to earn a 2.0 semester GPA for any term on probation;

b) they have three consecutive semesters in which their cumulative GPA remains below 2.0; or

c) without a preliminary probationary semester, their GPA is below 0.6 after their first term, if the semester’s GPA is based on at least 9 hours of grades A, B, C, D or E.

Once a student is under academic suspension:

  • The student must remain out of the University for a semester and a summer session to qualify for reinstatement.
  • The student may not enroll in any courses offered by the University of Kentucky‚ nor take any examination for University of Kentucky credit while on academic suspension.
  • There is no immediate or automatic reinstatement to UK. Students must apply (see #4).
  • A student under a second academic suspension from the University shall not be readmitted to the University except in unusual circumstances and then only upon recommendation of the dean of the college in which the student plans to enroll and approval of the University Senate Council.

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:

a) 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).

b) 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 its reinstatement process and deadlines. Undergraduate Studies reinstates only those students with 60 or fewer earned hours.

c) Attend a reinstatement conference appointment. Expect to present evidence of readiness to perform at a satisfactory academic level through an interview, personal statement, transcripts, and other relevant documentation.

d) If approved for reinstatement, submit a completed Admissions application to UK. Contact UK Admissions for admission deadlines at (859) 257-2000 or http://www.uky.edu/Admission/.


DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR REINSTATEMENT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

(859) 257-3383 / www.uky.edu/US

FALL TERM: May 15

Students seeking reinstatement to Undergraduate Studies for a Fall term must initiate the process with an Undergraduate Studies academic advisor between March 1 and May 15 of that year.

SPRING TERM: October 1

Students seeking reinstatement to Undergraduate Studies for a Spring term must initiate the process with an Undergraduate Studies academic advisor between August 1 and October 1 of the previous year.

ACADEMIC OPTIONS

Repeat Option 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.

Academic Bankruptcy 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 academic probation, academic suspension, or reinstatement, please feel free to contact Undergraduate Studies at (859) 257-3383, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Undergraduate Studies is located in 109 Miller Hall, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0035.

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