Probation and Dismissal

Academic Standing (Probation and Dismissal)
Arts and Science probation and dismissal information in the MU Catalog

Meeting with your academic advisor is the best resource to discuss what options you have regarding your academic plans.  You can find you academic advisor in myZou and in your Success Network in MU Connect.

Students who believe there are grounds for immediate reversal of their dismissal have the right to appeal this decision.  Be prepared to answer questions regarding an explanation of why you earned less than satisfactory grades, specific steps you have taken to correct your grades, a plan for improvement in future semesters, and any relevant documentation to support your appeal.  Be aware of deadlines to submit appeals for each semester.

Students submit their dismissal appeal and any supporting documents at this link.

Deadlines for appeals:
For Summer 2019 enrollment: Friday, May 31
For Fall 2019 enrollment: Wednesday, August 7

Appeal Instructions

Yes. If your GPA for any given semester falls below a 1.0 term GPA you are subject to dismissal.

MU does not place probation status on official transcripts or diplomas. Probation will appear on your Student Academic Profile, which is used only for advising purposes.

Yes. It is possible to graduate while on probation if all degree requirements including all GPA requirements are met (2.0 GPA in last 60 hours, last 30 hours, cumulative GPA, major, and minor). 

The College of Arts and Science does not place probationary holds at the college level. The only major that does have probationary holds encouraging students to meet with their academic adviser is biological sciences. If a student is dismissed, a hold will be placed on his or her myZou account blocking enrollment.

To remove probation, you must raise your Mizzou cumulative and term GPA to a 2.0.

Steps to Success Probation Program

This information explains probationary policies in the College of Arts & Science as well as resources offered by the MU campus that can help any student be more academically successful. Please check with the Arts & Science Advising Support Services office in 107 Lowry Hall (573-882-6411) for any additional questions.