The University of Arizona is committed to seeing students thrive and graduate.
When a student's cumulative GPA is below a 2.0, it results in an academic status changing from “Eligible” to “Warning or Probation.”
We recognize that students find themselves on warning or probation for a variety of reasons and that each case is unique to the student. We also know, based on research, that they can raise their GPA by applying themselves (it will take continual hard work!), by employing the best strategies, and by utilizing all the staff and resources the university has put in place to help them succeed.
Students who are placed on a warning or probation status will be required to complete a self-assessment and participate in a support program determined by the university. Our goal is to create individualized supports that meet student needs.
The Academic Eligibility Process
Academic status will run on January 3rd and any student with a status of warning or probation (cumulative GPA below 2.0) will receive an email from the Office of the Registrar. Academic advising units will contact their students with next steps by January 7th.
*All students in warning or probation status will be required to complete a self-assessment and participate in a support program determined by the university. All communications regarding academic eligibility will be sent to your university email address, please check this regularly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Academic eligibility is the ability to enroll in courses at the University of Arizona; it is automatically calculated at the end of each fall and spring semesters. The policy is designed to help undergraduates stay on track for degree completion at the University of Arizona.
The Academic Eligibility Policy replaced the Academic Standing, Progress, Probation & Disqualification Policy, effective Fall 2019 for all undergraduates, as approved by the Faculty Senate, 5/6/19.
No! It is important for you to do well academically this semester to increase your cumulative GPA.
To return to Academic Eligible status you must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
If this is the first time you have a cumulative GPA below 2.0, you will be on Academic Warning for the Spring 2020 academic term. If you started the Fall 2019 term on Academic Warning and still have a cumulative GPA below 2.0, you will be on Academic Probation for the Spring 2020 academic term. Students with a status of Academic Probation may enroll in courses; however, you will be required to participate in an intervention developed in partnership with each college or school and Student Success & Retention Innovation.
Not directly, but you must understand the requirements of Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid purposes; more information is available online. Students who receive financial aid should consult directly with the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid.
Your Academic Advising office will be a great resource to assist you connecting into the myriad support services offered at the University.
We encourage students to talk to their academic advisor about their current academic status. If you have any other questions, please contact AcademicEligibility@email.arizona.edu .