Academic Eligibility


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All students have the opportunity to be successful, and we have resources to help students on a variety of paths meet their goals

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 know, based on research, that it IS possible for you to return to eligible status with hard work, employing the best strategies, and by utilizing all the staff and resources the university has put in place to help you succeed. Our goal is to create individualized supports that meet student needs.


The Academic Eligibility Process

Every semester that a student completes coursework and earns grades at the university, they contribute to their cumulative GPA (grade point average). Your cumulative GPA determines your academic eligibility to be enrolled at the university.

After grades are posted every fall and spring semester, your academic eligibility status is updated. Students receive messaging from the Office of the Registrar about their academic eligibility. Students with a status of warning or probation (cumulative GPA below 2.0) 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 semester. The academic eligibility policy is designed to help undergraduates stay on track for degree completion at the University of Arizona.

 

Every semester that a student is enrolled and earns grades at the university, they contribute to their cumulative GPA (grade point average). Your cumulative GPA determines your eligibility to be enrolled in your academic program and the university.

Students who have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above at the end of a semester are considered academically eligible. When a student’s cumulative GPA goes below 2.0, their academic standing moves from eligible to academic warning. During the warning semester, students are required to complete a self-assessment and academic intervention assigned by their academic program. If you are currently on academic warning and have questions about your standing or assigned intervention, please contact your academic advisor.

At the end of the next fall or spring semester, if the student’s cumulative GPA is 2.0 or above, they return to eligible status. If the student’s cumulative GPA is below 2.0, they move to probation. During the probation semester, students are required to complete a self-assessment and academic intervention as assigned by Student Success & Retention Innovation. If you are currently on academic probation and have questions about your standing or assigned intervention, please contact your academic advisor.

 

At the end of the next fall or spring semester, if the student’s cumulative GPA is 2.0 or above, they return to eligible status. If a student still has a cumulative GPA below 2.0 after three consecutive semesters, they will move to being academically ineligible. Students who move to ineligible status will be unable to enroll in courses. Students can appeal their ineligible status, and if approved, be placed back on probation for an additional semester. Please review the Academic Eligibility appeals site and contact your academic advisor with questions about the appeals form.

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.

To return to 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 2021 academic term. If you started the Fall 2020 term on Academic Warning and still have a cumulative GPA below 2.0, you will be on Academic Probation for the Spring 2021 academic term.

*Students with a status of Academic Warning or 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. 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 .