Probation and Dismissal

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

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.

Removing probation is a two-step process. Step one is completing 12 graded hours above a 2.0 in consecutive semesters. No “S”, “U”, or “F” grades are included in the 12 hours. If you attend on a part-time basis or over the summer semester, it will take you more than one semester to remove probation. Step two is raising your cumulative GPA to a 2.0. If your cumulative GPA is less than a 2.0, A&S will require that you aim for a 2.5 term GPA each semester.

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.