Probation and Dismissal Information

Academic Probation

Probation is an academic standing applied if a student’s term or cumulative MU GPA fall below 2.0. Probation is an active process. A student on probation may be required to meet with their advisor or take a very defined course schedule as they work towards academic improvement. When a student is placed on academic probation they receive an email to their University email address notifying them of their required next steps.

Academic Dismissal

Students may be ineligible to enroll, or, academic dismissed if their GPA falls below 1.0 for any Fall or Spring semester or if the student has three consecutive Fall and Spring semesters where the term or cumulative GPA falls below 2.0. When students are dismissed, they must appeal to be allowed to continue. If the appeal is approved, students are placed on probation and will be required to follow the conditions of their re-enrollment. When an Arts and Science student is ineligible to re-enroll, they receive an email to their university email address notifying them of their standing as well as a letter mailed to the permanent address listed in MyZou.

Achieving Good Academic Standing

Students are removed from probation when their term and cumulative GPA, following Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters, is at least a 2.0. When a student is removed from probation, they receive an email to the university email address notifying them of this academic status change.

Appealing a Dismissal

Current students who have been dismissed from the College of Arts and Science or their current academic unit may still be considered for continuation through an official Arts and Science appeals process. This appeal is only for students who wish to declare a major in the College of Arts and Science. 

If you are unsure of which major you wish to pursue next and you have earned less than 75 credit hours, you should appeal to the Discovery Center as an exploring major. You can find more information about that process at this webpage https://discoverycenter.missouri.edu/probation-and-dismissal/.

We strongly recommend that students in this situation include written documents demonstrating an honest and thorough reflection, as well as a clear, detailed plan for academic success as a part of their appeal. Students should copy/paste those documents into the online appeal form. Make sure to save the answers in a separate document before submitting the application. 

To submit an appeal, use the online form provided on this web page. Click here to access the appeals form.

Note, all appeals for Fall 2021 enrollment are due August 8, 2021.

Appeals will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and students typically receive their answer within 2-3 business days of submitting the appeal. Questions about this process can be directed to A&S advising.

Appeals submitted by August 8, 2021 will be notified of the committee's decision by August 10, 2021. All communication will be sent to the student's official University e-mail address.

Academic Recovery

Academic probation is used to provide our students with an opportunity to assess where they need to make changes in order to successfully complete their degree. We encourage students on academic probation to us the University’s extensive support network, and work with their academic advisor to make sure they are following a recommended improvement plan. More information is outlined in our academic recovery section. Please direct any academic standing questions to Ruth Crozier, Director of Advising, via email at crozierr@missouri.edu.

List of Resources

This list of resources is not exhaustive, but often used when students are in academic recovery. We believe that academic recovery is an opportunity to reflect on past choices and create new goals for future semesters. If a student is in academic recovery, we strongly recommend they make sure to talk to their advisor. The more they communicate, the more we can help! We welcome any questions about the process including how to get started. Please direct all questions to our Advising Office via email at muasadvising@missouri.edu.

Academic Planning and Advising Support

Students are strongly encouraged to work with their advisor to adjust their academic plans, as needed, and to make the best decisions to maximize academic success. Please note that students on final probation are required to meet with their academic advisor to create a followable academic plan.

In addition to meeting with their current academic advisor, students may also want to learn more about Mizzou's Discovery Center. It provides academic direction and support to undergraduate students who are exploring multiple academic pathways, in collaboration with the Career Center, Learning Center, Transfer Center, MU Connect, and the Center for Academic Success and Excellence (CASE).

Academic Support

Mizzou's Learning Center offers a wide range of academic support services, including small group and 1:1 tutoring, and coaching for time students find the Learning Center resources to be an integral part of their academic success. 

In addition, students in academic recovery may want to explore courses designed to help support academic success. SSC courses help students learn how to become proactive, responsible self-advocates through the utilization of various strategies and skills that lead to academic success.

Students connected with the TRiO support services office as well as the Center for Academic Success and Excellence (CASE) are strongly encouraged to connect with these offices on an ongoing, continual basis.

Financial Support

The Office for Financial Success can help students improve their financial well-being with 1:1 financial coaching meetings and courses on financial wellness. The MU Financial Aid Office helps students and their families understand financial resources, including scholarships.

Health and Wellbeing Support

The MU Student Health and Wellbeing division includes a network of offices and professionals to support students' overall wellness. It provides students with help navigating the MU campus while prioritizing student wellbeing and academic success. The Center also provides support for students who have a documented disability by helping establish accommodation plans to allow for an equal educational opportunity at Mizzou.

Tech and Computing Support

Students who have challenges with technology and accessing what they need to be successful at Mizzou can work with Mizzou's Tiger Tech Office

All students should check their official University email at least once daily to make sure that important announcements, updates, and inform and other campus offices aren’t missed.