Understanding Degree Requirements
Get to know the University of Minnesota Duluth Policy on Good Academic Standing, Probation, Dismissal, and Readmission.
Good Academic Standing
Students maintaining a cumulative University GPA of at least a 2.00 and a term GPA of at least 2.00 each semester are considered a student in good academic standing.
Academic Warning (Hold: PW)
Students who do not achieve a term GPA of at least 2.00 are placed on academic warning. An academic warning hold is placed on the student record which requires students to meet with an advisor in the Advising and Academic Services Office to determine an appropriate course of action.
Probation (Hold: P1, P2)
Students who fail to maintain at least a 2.00 U of M GPA are considered to be on academic probation. Students on probation will have a hold on their record which requires students to meet with an advisor; P1 (Advising and Academic Services Office) or P2 (Associate Dean) to determine an appropriate course of action. An email letter is sent prior to the term with direction for setting the meeting. Students should look at the effective date of the hold. If, at the end of a semester on academic probation, the grade-point average increases up to or above 2.00, the student will be returned to good academic standing.
If, at the end of a semester on probation, a student fails to attain a U of M GPA of at least 2.00, that student may be academically dismissed. In Swenson College, first-term students are not subject to immediate dismissal if their U of M GPA is less than 2.00. A dismissal action results in cancellation of all classes for the upcoming semester.
Readmission after Academic Dismissal
Readmission into Swenson College will be reviewed once a student has been away from UMD for at least one term since being academically dismissed. All requests for readmission will consist of a Request for Re-enrollment form and Academic Petition specifying the request. All forms/documentation must be turned into the Swenson College Advising and Academic Services Office in Engineering Bldg 134. Call (218) 726-7585 with questions about the process.